Every year emerge young new talented designers. Best Design Guides is aware of the new talent but also the names that are making history. One year has 12 months, we chose one designer for month to show you a bit of what interior design has to offer. Meet 12 Top Interior Designers.
January –Laplace Studio – Founded in 2004 in Paris by the young master designer Luis Laplace and Christophe Comoy, Laplace Studio has developed an international clientele sensitive to high-end design and execution. Through good use of space and light, design concept based on local cultures and traditions, selection of materials and color as well as the passion for art and craftsmanship, Laplace combines modern simplicity with great elegance. Since the popular design event, Maison et Objet is held in January in Paris, we decided to attribute this month to one of the main flagship design studios of Paris!
February – Philippe Starck – Internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect, Philippe Starck is an 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. Most of Philippe Starck designs have become cult objects, and his hotels are timeless icons that have added a new dimension to the global cityscape. Found in the most prestigious locations all around the globe, Starck’s genius interior design projects are truly outstanding, breaking through the old design concepts and always surprising.
March – Stephen Shadley – The Oscars are traditionally held in March and that’s why you chose Stephen Shadley to headline this month. Why? With clients such as Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, and Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Shadley is considered one of the Top Interior Designers for the Stars. No wonder Shadley finds creative sustenance in classic motion pictures. His interiors, however, present an effortless tranquillity, a characteristic that he attributes to each project’s “limited and consistent palette of materials, used in varied ways.”
April – Nate Berkus – Famous for his amazing a TV appearances on the Oprah Show, Berkus established his award-winning interior design firm at the age of 24 and, since them he has been growing in the Interior Design Industry. His approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books and media appearances.
May – Kelly Wearstler – The Color Queen of Design, Wearstler’s style matches Spring and, therefore, May is the best month to describe her work! She’s renowned for her distinctive designs and sophisticated soulful vibe pioneered by the celebrated interior designer. Wearstler’s breadth of influence spans from residential and commercial interior design to curated collections of furniture, lighting, rugs, fabrics and trims, wall coverings, luxe bedding, fine china, decorative home accessories, jewelry and objets d’art. With a signature style that juxtaposes raw with refined, melds color, sophistication and spirited spontaneity, and seamlessly blends diverse periods of furniture under one roof, Wearstler has revolutionized the look, feel and meaning of modern American design.
June – India Mahdavi – Mahdavi’s designs appeal to Color and Summer and that’s why we chose June as her month. It´s unusual for a Paris-base Interior Designer to love Color so much, but the truth is that you can’t find a Mahdavi’s project without bright and strong colors! It’s her statement and as she said once, color “It’s the best way to bring sunshine into space”. Mahdavi’s name is a reflection of the designer herself: exotic, feminine, dramatic. It’s a name that evokes a chic, global sensibility and one that completely captures the essence of her designs.
July – Waldo’s Designs – Waldo Fernandez was born in Cuba. His Latin Blood inspire his Strong Designs and this particular combination makes him worthy of headlining the hot month of July. For over 35 years, Fernandez has managed all elements of his own interior design practice, working on various projects all over the world. Waldo’s Designs projects include many high-end private residences, restaurants, hotels on both coasts, numerous Hawaiian estates, riding stables, executive offices, yachts and private planes.
August – Jan Showers – One of the worst places to be in the peak of Summer is Texas. It’s hot and uncomfortable, but it’s in the Texan city of Dallas that we find Jan Showers, a classical North-American designer that’s widely acknowledged as Dallas best interior designer! Shés the only reason valid you should visit Dallas in August! She came to her signature interior design style from diverse and unexpected inspirations, including movies and novels, contemporary and vintage fashion, art, architecture, fine antiques, and vintage pieces.
September – Tom Dixon – Since Britain is the Most Beautiful in September, we chose to give this month to one the best British Designers of the Year: Tom Dixon. He is known across the world, his works have been acquired by museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, Dixon is inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use.
October – Peter Marino – Peter Marino‘s design contributions in the areas of commercial, cultural, residential and retail architecture have helped redefine modern luxury worldwide, emphasizing materiality, texture, scale, light and the constant dialogue between interior and exterior. The worldwide celebrated designer is widely known for his residential and retail designs for the most iconic names in the fashion and art worlds. Peter Marino is clearly an Interior Design Hall of Fame member!
November – 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’s impressive mastery of a broad range of styles, paired with his unrivaled attention to detail and commitment to quality has earned him significant international acclaim. His a recurrent presence on the Top Designers List in The World and recently was named one of the Top 100 Designers to Watch in 2018 for Architectural Digest!
December – Dimore Studio – The duo behind the fast-growing Milan-based Dimore Studio roots their work in tradition, even as the atmospheric spaces they create spin entirely unique worlds. Recently, they’ve branched out from under-the-radar residential work to high-
Meet 12 Top Interior Designers article Image & Material Source – Laplace Studio, Philippe Starck, Stephen Shadley, Nate Berkus, Kelly Wearstler, India Mahdavi, Waldo’s Designs, Jan Showers, Tom Dixon, Peter Marino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Dimore Studio.
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