Top 10 contemporary interior designers ⇒ Architecture and design are not static professions: styles evolve, technologies advance, challenges propel. With the new year coming, we decided it’s time to update our list of top 10 interior designers in the world. The following famous interior designers represent a fellowship of standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring. All of them you probably already know from our previous articles and project galleries.
Kelly Wearstler is an American interior designer and one of the very top interior designers in the world, admired for her bold designs and amazing interior projects. She served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design and in 2012 Rizzoli published her fourth book, Rhapsody. Under the pseudonym Kelly Gallagher, she is Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for September 1994. The New Yorker once called her “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design”.
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the best interior designers in the world, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, this interior designer plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
Peter Marino is one of the major inspirations for LUXXU’s blog! His projects are full of glamour and elegance, but always with that eccentric touch on room decoration that is one of his images. “I want to create the illusion—and the reality—of permanence.” These are not Peter Marino’s words; they belong to the late Renzo Mongiardino, one of his biggest inspirations. But Marino’s work certainly embodies this wisdom. Like the Italian illusionist, Peter Marino believes in the seamless integration of architecture and interiors and also happens to be an aesthetic polymath.
David Collins Studio combines imagination and creativity to develop luxury interior design and architectural projects across the globe. Established in 1985 by the late David Collins and celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the studio has redefined how people live through a series of bespoke and innovate works, each of which has a definite sense of place.
Marcel Wanders is a Dutch interior designer that got the world’s attention in 1996 with his iconic Knotted Chair. Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
Kelly Hoppen is an English interior designer, author and proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. Kelly has a very kind career and is one of the biggest names of Interior Design worldwide.
The Jewish and Irish descent interior designer‘s projects are not only focused in hospitality or residential but also in stunning yachts of private clients, as well in commercial projects all around the world, including restaurants, offices and aircraft.
Internationally acclaimed French creator, interior designer and architect, Philippe Starck is untiring and rebellious citizen of the world, who considers it his duty to share his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet, creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful.
Rockwell Group is without a doubt one of the best interior design companies you can find. Based in New York, the interior designers create magical environments that seamlessly integrate the newest technology, traditional craftsmanship and finest design. Its diverse portfolio includes multiple hotel and restaurant interiors, the auditorium for the 2014 TED Conference and award-winning sets designs, as well as a couple of high-end residential projects.
Victoria Hagan has long been respected for the intelligent integration of architecture and interior design. Her design philosophy features a refined use of materials, sophisticated color, and strong silhouettes.
Marmol Radziner (founded 1989) is a Los Angeles-based design-build practise founded and led by architects Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA. The firm offers a full range of design services, including architectural design, programming, master planning, historic restoration, landscape design, interior design, and furniture design. Marmol Radziner specializes in residential, restoration, multifamily, commercial, retail, hospitality, educational, and community projects.
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