Born in Stockholm, Martin’s love for design started from a young age. His mother was a stylist and his father a mechanical engineer; the combination of these elements embedded a deep understanding of aesthetics alongside a grounding in functionality.
Having gained a degree in Economics at the University of Stockholm, Martin enrolled at The American University in London to study Interior Architecture where he was deeply inspired by an eclectic range of architects and designers, including Carlo Scarpa, Paul Dupree-Lafon and Dorothy Draper. Following a number of successful positions at renowned interior design firms, Martin established his eponymous Studio in London in 2000 and a New York Studio in 2012.
Martin is listed within the London Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, House and Garden’s Top 100 Leading Interior Designers, Debrett's 500 Most Influential People in the UK, The Who's Who List of Influential People around the World, Elle Decoration’s List of Best British Architects and Designers and Wallpaper* Magazine’s Power 200, with the latter describing him as “one of the best restaurant and hotel designers of his generation”.
In 2015 Martin established And Objects, a separate product design studio built on his experience in interior design. Recent collaborations include collections with Drummonds and The Urban Electric Co.
Martin is a patron of the Sir John Soane Museum in London.