Let’s know 100 of the best interior designers ever (Pt2)
Interior Designers are the types of people who aspire to be groundbreaking and bolder than the others, thus leaving their signature in the design world. After an amazing part one, today Design Build Ideas brings part two of our incredible Top 100 Best Interior Designers list!
Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Under the creative leadership of Marcel Wanders, who is supported by Gabriele Chiave since 2014, the multi-disciplinary team of 40 breathes creativity across a multitude of projects.
March & White
The March&White international design house is based in London, New York and LA. Architecture and interior design are their focus as is excellence in the field. The diversity of interior design projects all feature elegance, creativity and intelligence. With a worldwide reputation, the always impeccably detailed, using the finest materials and the being the most elegant possible this international design house presents famous projects such as Café Royal, GQ- Bachelor Pad, a Notting Hill apartment, among others.
Renowned for his curated, yet comfortable interior compositions and singular style, Mark has worked on a wide range of projects, including residential interiors, hotel design, architectural consulting, and commercial concepts all over the world.
Founded in 1989, Marmol Radziner is a unique design-build practice led by architects. Since its conception, the firm has developed a reputation for innovative design and precision when it comes to their construction standards. They offer interior design services, as well as custom furniture design and fabrication thanks to their in-house designers and master craftsmen who can create environments at any level of customization.
With his designs showcased throughout the world, Martin Brudnizki has become one of the industry’s most sought-after interior designers. Swedish-born designer Martin Brudnizki is the founder of Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, which specializes in restaurants, bars, hotels and private clubs, having created many well-known interiors around the world.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award-winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Martyn has been consistently named as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, featured permanently in Elle Decor’s A-List, and named one of the top 25 designers by The Hollywood Reporter. A popular television personality, Martyn starred in the hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Decorators and hosted Channel 4’s Hollywood Me in the UK, along with a multitude of design television programs spanning over 65 countries.
MasQueEspacios is an award-winning creative consultancy created in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. Combining the two disciplines of their founders, interior design and marketing, the Spanish design agency creates custom-made branding and interior projects through a unique approach that results in fresh and innovative concepts.
At the forefront of international design, Mathieu Lehanneur is one of the few designers of his generation to be able to embrace so many fields of creation: from objects to architecture; from art to products; as well as unique piece hand-made technology. He innovates with spectacular and magical projects that mix design, science and art for the well-being of his users.
Michael S Smith
Michael Smith is considered one of the most original and respected talents in today’s design industry. With an international profile of residential, hospitality and commercial clients, Smith’s style is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism. His design firm, Michael S Smith Inc, was launched in 1990 in NYC, and since then it has been expanding from projects solely for private clients to his line of fine furniture and fabrics named “Jasper”.
Nini Andrade Silva
Nini Andrade Silva is one of the most prestigious interior designers in the world. Nini’s work has international recognition, having placed the name of Portugal alongside the biggest and best designers in the world while being the creative mind behind multiple hotels. With an impressive work across the globe, Nini saw her work being distinguished several times while also becoming a constant presence in prestigious publications worldwide.
Oliver Burns is a luxury interior design firm that specialises in prime and super-prime property and believes that luxury is an art: the culmination of thoughtful, ethical concepts carefully combined with their distinctive aesthetic to create a unique lifestyle.
Patricia Urquiola focuses on modern style with feminine accents and unexpected elements. The Spanish designer and architect design products that are both playful and elegant. From her studio in her adopted home of Milan, Urquiola works for exclusive brands in Italy and the rest of the world.
Pepe Leal holds a degree in History of Art, and after completing different interior design courses at the Polytechnic School in London, he returned to Spain. His first exhibition at Casa Decor 98 earned him the respect of the critics, as well as a privileged place in the world of decoration. He has been slowly rising ever since 1996 due to all the great projects he has been involved in.
This is one of the historical names of North-American and New York’s Interior Design Industry. He founded in 1978, in New York City, the now prestigious Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning and design studio that also has several offices around the United States of America in major cities like Philadelphia or Miami. Marino is recognized worldwide for his stunning and powerful modern contemporary style that can be seen in amazing projects around the world.
Peter Mikic is a London based interior designer, originally from Melbourne, Australia who moved to London in 1990. Having worked for a number of fashion designers, he then moved into interiors in 2006. Peter has since been featured in AD Collector top 100, House and Garden Top 100 and top interior designers in Elle Decoration.
Philippe Starck is a French designer known for his wide range of designs, including everything from interior design to household objects to boats to watches. He has also worked as an architect.
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In 1986, the Italian architect, art director and designer Piero Lissoni, together with Nicoletta Canesi, founded the interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in Milan, focusing on architecture as well as interior and product/light design.
Extreme luxury tempered by a restrained, purist sensitivity defines the “Made in France” signature of interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch whose projects stand out for their refined sense of architectural scale over ostentation and fickle design trends.
Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) was founded in Paris in 1979 to create interior design solutions for luxury hospitality and residential environments. Every aspect of the guest experience is enhanced by the seamless integration of each property’s location, culture and history with its design. Their design philosophy centers on creating a refined, comfortable atmosphere that celebrates elegance and warmth while providing a timeless backdrop for an ever-changing modern culture.
Studio Piet Boon is an internationally renowned design studio, recognized for its multi-disciplinary design services and it’s a remarkable talent of balancing functionality, aesthetics and individuality into one of a kind design experiences. Shifting boundaries and setting new standards.
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Ptang Studio Limited was established in 1997 and engages in a diverse scope of projects ranging from small scale residential to show flat design and to large scale commercial works; such as corporate headquarters and movie launching functions.
Rafael de Cárdenas
Rafael de Cárdenas is the mastermind and founder of Architecture at Large (RDC/AAL) a multidisciplinary practice founded by the designer in 2006. Based in New York City and working globally, they provide services within design and interiors, art advisory, furniture design and brand development on commercial and residential projects.
Ramy Fischler, a Belgian designer based in Paris, has developed an eclectic creative practice. He is graduated from the Ecole Nationale supérieure de création Industrielle ENSCI-Les Ateliers, and laureate of the Académie de France in Rome in 2010. Later, the interior designer joined the Villa Médicis where he considered, in situ, how visitors and artists are received within this legendary place and became interested in the history of furniture and their association with power. That research gave rise to several exhibits in Italy and Paris.
René Dekker its internationally acclaimed designer for providing the ultimate luxury brand. His work transcends the ordinary and rewards with opulence and glamour. With a skills base and expensive that cover the spectrum of design, development, and deliverability, they can create spaces that embody pure luxury and achieve. His uncompromising art of style has been at the forefront of luxury interior design for years.
Founded in 2009 RCD (Ricardo Casas Design) is a design office dedicated to the development of furniture, interior architecture and product design. Through observation, exploration and research as methodology and process, we advise our clients’ projects, fulfilling all expectations and needs with innovative and cutting-edge solutions for each assignment.
The Mishaan touch, stylistically, is an expansive one, which is not surprising—he himself is an expansive person. His combined knowledge of fashion, architecture, and interior design, plus his cultural roots, give him a deep understanding of luxury and quality” Pamela Fiori, Editor-in-Chief, Town & Country.
The Richmond furniture collection is for the most part produced in the own factory in Romania, only a small part consists of import from the Far East. Through years of experience and the production in the own factory, where the furniture is manufactured using the best professionals and the latest machines, Richmond Interiors can deliver the best quality.
Robert Couturier made design history in 1987 when the billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith, who could have engaged an architect and decorator in the known world to do his bidding, followed his legendary instincts and entrusted the 32-year-old Couturier with what would amount to the single greatest private commission of modern times: the pre-conception, execution, and continuous embellishment – down to the last gilded detail – of Goldsmith’s 20,000-acre kingdom on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Founded in New York in 1984 by one of the top interior designers and architects of the US, David Rockwell, the interior design studio creates the most extraordinary contract and artistic designs all around the world. With offices in New York, Madrid and Shanghai, this Design Group specializes their professional range in a wide array of work from luxury hospitality, cultural, and healthcare projects, to educational, product, and set design. A masterful example of luxury architecture! Currently, he works with Shawn Sullivan, his Partner, and Studio Leader.
Rose Uniacke is an interior designer, a designer of furniture and lighting – for individual clients as well as for her showroom – and a dealer in both antiques and pieces by other, usually well known, designers.
Ryan Korban jumped to the spotlight of the Design Industry and, since his luxury debut, his work and style have been making headlines on the Top Design Magazines of the world. His inspiration for the stunning design projects come from Monet paintings to Helmut Newton photographs, he creates seductive, wondrous spaces that surpass trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation. Without any formal training, Korban developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a mix of luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool!
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Sabina Kober is one of the best interior designers and stylists from Germany. She has studied Harp, Church music and Conductorship at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Now with a long professional career as Interior Designer, she finds her inspiration to create rooms in the harmony and aesthetics she finds in the music.
Sarah Lavoine is a renowned interior design that created her interior design studio, Maison Sarah Lavoine, in 2002. Working on a wide variety of projects, from private homes (houses, lofts, apartments), to public spaces (hotels and restaurants), she quickly forged strong convictions about the use of space, light, and colour. Her signature style also incorporates a mixing of styles and origins, elegance and comfort, it is the embodiment of a cosmopolitan Parisian spirit.
Steven Leach Group are your partners in creative solutions. With offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo this firm is the most established Interior Design Consultancy Firm in East Asia.
Based in Milan, Studio Peregalli has a reputation for creating some of the most luscious and evocative interiors in the world. The duo’s hallmark is the layering of different styles and combinations of patterns and historical techniques to create something that is in constant dialogue with the past while looking remarkably new.
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As a founder of Studioilse, together with her multidisciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them.
Inspired by architecture, art, fashion, and travel, Suzanne Kasler designs spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive, and timeless. Suzanne’s designs always reference the past but move towards the future with an edited and discerning eye on the present.
Born 1941 in Osaka, Japan. Self-taught in architecture. Established Tadao Ando Architect & Associates in 1969. Major works include the Church of the Light, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Chichu Art Museum. Awarded the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) Prize for the Row House in Sumiyoshi in 1979, Japan Art Academy Prize in 1993 and the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995.
British designer Tara Bernerd is the founder of the interior architectural practice, Tara Bernerd & Partners. Based in London’s Belgravia, the practice works on a global platform and prides itself on its intelligent approach to interior space-planning and design.
Founded in 1993 by Karen Howes, Taylor Howes is an international design practice based in London recognised as a Great British brand that has received over 15 awards and accolades. Karen Howes is the Chief Executive, and manages this working studio, overseeing the creation of elegant bespoke interiors and expanding the brand to establish its reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious interior design practices.
Tom is a restless innovator who works mainly in lighting, accessories and furniture. From his departure point in the early eighties welding salvaged steel into radical furniture, he has constantly reinvented himself through a series of different design lives – working with luxury Italian goods with Cappellini, Creative Director at Habitat and Artek, creating Plastics company Eurolounge and finally instigating his own eponymous brand in 2002 to rethink the product designer’s relationship with industry.
Tristan Auer is a prevailing force in the interior design world who came of age under icons Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck. He is an entrepreneurial interior architect who founded his own studio in 2002, which specializes in ultra-high-end residences, boutique hotels and retail, as well as bespoke furniture design.
Since founding her firm over 20 years ago, Victoria has designed an extensive number of versatile projects throughout the country, from the most elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats, noted residential developments, and innovative corporate interiors.
Vincent Van Duysen
Vincent Van Duysen was born in Lokeren, Belgium, in 1962, and undertook a degree in Architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint Lucas, Ghent. Afterwards, Van Duysen worked in Milan collaborating with Aldo Cibic, after which, he worked with Jean De Meulder in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Viterbo Interior Design
Founded in 1971, Viterbo Interior Design is an international interior design reference with the mission of designing unique projects that have a positive effect on their client’s well-being.
For over 35 years, Cuban born Waldo Fernandez has managed all elements of his own interior design practice, working on various projects all over the world. Those projects include many high-end private residences, restaurants, hotels on both coasts, numerous Hawaiian estates, riding stables, executive offices, yachts and private planes.
Wilmotte & Associés
Architect, city planner and designer, Jean-Michel Wilmotte was born in 1948 in Soissons, France. He founded his own architecture company, Wilmotte & Associés, in Paris, in 1975.
Yabu Pushelberg is an international design firm, with studios in Toronto and SoHo, New York, founded in 1980 by Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu. Focused teams of design and project management personnel specialize in interior, furniture and product design for the hospitality and retail industries. The company also does residential projects.
ZMIK’s goal is to create unique, bold and accurate spacial environments. As a Studio for Spacial Design, they design spaces as well as spacial strategies and plots. They focus on creating identity, individuality and communication in space.