About us

what's it all about?

Across its venues, the Brody House Group offers unique accommodation from short stays to long term tenancies, inspiring spaces for private hire, a social program for its members,  room hire for private events, gatherings and social events. We provide happenings and forums for open-minded, creative, inventive and socially-curious people based locally and from abroad. 

the birth of brody house group

With a strong dedication to the emerging art scene and creative dialogues in Budapest,  the founders, William Clothier and Peter Grundberg, established Brody House in 2009 as a members arts club, guest house cum boutique hotel and hub for creativity and innovation. Prior to its conversion in 2009,  the founders resided at the property (Brody Sandor u 10) along with various artist friends, hosting cultural salons and dinner parties. As popularity and interest for the venture grew, the founders gradually converted  the art studios into bedrooms for international visitors, each room featuring art by the former resident artist.  After two years 11 guest bedrooms were established and the artists in residence relocated to another property (Brody Studios). 

In 2012, in response to the growing appetite for Brodys cultural program, happenings and event spaces the group opened Brody Studios to its members and guests. In 2013, the Group expanded it accomodation offering by opening Brody Apartments, a serviced apartments building featuring 14 Brody styled serviced apartments for long and short stays.  Most recently, to formally establish its work in the arts, the Group launched Brody Artyard from which exhibitions, workshops, printing and art consultancy services are provided.

The Group continue to develop its portfolio 
of venues around the city and expand its offering of inspiring spaces for accommodation, private events,  art studios, working spaces, galleries, workshops, artistic printing services and a packed cultural program for its members and guests who enjoy the vibrant scene of events, parties, gatherings and happenings. 

values - our own stone soup

We work by our favourite motto, "One man's rubbish is another man's treasure..." We design and build our own interiors and furniture pieces. We look for inspiration in upcycling the most unlikely objects. We are passionate about spaces, especially underutilized, misused or neglected buildings. We want to put them to use again and create inspiring places for people to live, work, or play.  We encourage original artistic and creative talent in a wide array of fields including art, film, design, architecture, literature, media or entertainment to add to our simmering stone soup...

FOUNDERS

William Clothier

After Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, Will graduated from Warwick University with a BSc in Management Science. He played rugby and worked in finance in New Zealand for two years before returning to London to manage projects for Band-X, a Goldman Sachs / Morgan Stanley-backed telecoms start-up, innovating in mobile and Internet technology. Inspired by his antecedents' achievements in design and innovation (McAdam's roads, H.W. Clothier's electrical switch gear and Hafner's pioneering rotary wing aircraft), Will set up a base in Budapest in 2004 and has used his creative drive and energy to contribute to the revival of the city.
 

Peter Grundberg

After Latymer Upper School in London, Peter graduated in law from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He is an Anglo-Swedish lawyer who worked for Nordic Star (Scandinavian celebrity and sports management firm) before training as a solicitor in London and Brussels with New York law firm Coudert Brothers. After qualification, he worked at Wilmer Cutler and Pickering and spent four years in London and Washington D.C. working on private equity transactions for international private equity firms. Peter also assisted various start-ups before teaming up with Will.
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