Are you a professional, a true art and design enthusiast or simply a curious? Did you ever wonder what are the best interior designers and architects in the world? Today, we will help you discover some of these talented minds and hands which are behind the masterpieces we admire in design.
Jonathan Adler was born in August 11, 1966 in New Jersey. He is an American potter, designer, and author. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first boutique in Soho, Manhattan. He now has 17 stores and runs a huge design business.
He strives to create luxury yet functional interiors that are carefully designed, but don’t take themselves too seriously. His commitment to the finest craftsmanship and luxury is echoed in all he does. His projects go from furniture, lighting, home accessories, decorative objects to tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, rugs, pillows, and many more. His extraordinary designs can be found in the best restaurants, hotels, and homes around the world.
Ryan Korban started his career in interior design after graduating from The New School in New York. Without any formal training, he developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a fusion of luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool. Evoking several inspirations fluctuating from Monet paintings to Helmut Newton’s photography, he creates enchanting, astonishing spaces that surpass trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation.
His portfolio includes the homes of prominent figures in the worlds of fashion, film, and music. Specializing in retail design with an emphasis on luxury, Korban has completed some of the finest spaces in New York’s retail landscape. His work has been profiled in publications as Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Rockwell Group is an interdisciplinary company that nurtures innovation in every project. Founded in 1984 by David Rockwell and commanded by partners Shawn Sullivan and Greg Keffer, they create extraordinary experiences and build environments in every single corner of the world. Based in downtown New York with a satellite office in Madrid, they specialize in a wide collection of fields from luxury hospitality, cultural, and healthcare projects, to educational, product, and set design.
The merging of interactive technology, handmade pieces, custom works and furniture creates environments which perfectly incorporate technology, craftsmanship and design together. Crafting a unique and individual narrative concept for each project is vital to Rockwell Group’s successful design approach. From the big picture to the smallest detail, the story expresses and leads the design.
David Chipperfield founded David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. He was Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart from 1995 to 2001 and Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University in 2011. He taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2012, David Chipperfield curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
He is also an honorary associated of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten, and a past winner of the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal, the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts, and the Grand DAI (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) Award for Building Culture. David Chipperfield was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2010 he was knighted for services to architecture in the UK and Germany. In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, and in 2013, the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association, both given in recognition of a lifetime’s work.
Kelly Hoppen‘s look has become one which is both widely recognized and used by many people around the world when developing the interior style for their own homes. Neutral palettes, beautiful textures and an East meets West aesthetic are all parts of her signature look. She always wanted people to feel a great sense of warmth in their home, wrapped in comfort and surrounded by gorgeous pieces, all of which help to enhance those feelings of calm and relaxation.
For many years she dreamed of designing her own collection of wonderful products for the home to maximize that feeling of serenity and happiness. This is the culmination of her years of experience and of knowing what works well. Her first collection of beautiful luxury products inspired all of us and gives us the confidence to create the home of our dreams. Hoppen wishes to encourage everyone to create their own aesthetic vision for interior design.
David Collins Studio
David Collins Studio is an award-winning interior architecture atelier which creates creative and inspirational designs, residential and retail projects worldwide. It is a globally-renowned brand and an expert in contemporary luxury design.
Established in 1985, The Studio collaborates with luxury brands and businesses which represent the best in their field, and with private clients that share its fascination with detail, craft and refinement. Based in London, The Studio organized projects across five continents, including The Wolseley, The Connaught Bar and Harrods Shoe Heaven in London, Gleneagles in Scotland, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon in Bangkok, and The Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa.
Jean Nouvel was born in Fumel, France in 1945. After joining the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, Jean Nouvel ranked first in the entrance examination of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1966 and obtained his degree in 1972.
Assistant to the architect Claude Parent and inspired by urban designer and expert Paul Virilio, he started his first architecture practice in 1970. Soon afterwards, he became a founding member of the Mars 1976 movement whose purpose was to oppose corporatism in architecture. He also co-founded the Labor Union of French Architects in opposition to the existing national Board of Architects.
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