Sifting through a massive list of potential interior designers and handpicking a few to call our favourite is indeed a rather a daunting task. While some are seasoned in the art of contemporary decorations, the others eclectic maestros. We can’t pin one trend or style so here is our list of top interior designers we are looking at this year for ample inspiration.
Francis Sultana set up his studio in 2009 to create interiors for many of his major art collector clients. The atelier and showroom are based in St James’s in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also CEO. Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections. Loved for his unique ability to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces, his studio is working on projects in the UK and across Europe as well as in the US.
Born in Indianapolis, Markham Roberts graduated from Brown University and moved to New York to work with the late Mark Hampton, before opening his eponymous firm in 1997. Called “a master of timeless American style” by Vogue, Markham has earned the reputation as one of the top decorators of his generation. He and his work have been featured in Architectural Digest, Cabana, Domino, Elle Decor, Galerie Magazine, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Town & Country, Veranda, Vogue and The New York Times. Since 2014, Markham has been named to the AD100, Architectural Digest’s prestigious list of the top 100 interior designers and architects in the world. And in the 2018 book “Inspired Design, the 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years”, Markham was honoured to be included on this historic list with the all time great decorators.
Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, and founded DIMORESTUDIO in 2003.
Since that moment, they have designed and carried out every project in a personal and recognizable way: objects created by historical design masters live together with reclaimed materials and other “bespoke” objects to create and forge a particular atmosphere. A timeless visual and emotional pathway. Research focused on details makes every creation, sign, proposal, suggestion, innovation and reference simple, albeit sophisticated. A language inspired by a set of emotional alchemies made of unexpected choices, preservation, inventions, appreciation of prints, lights, lacquers and oxidations. An uncensored aesthetic where each item has its own power and expressive “raison d’être”, while representing a part of the ensemble as the protagonist.
DIMORESTUDIO interprets memories and creates dreams. DIMORESTUDIO crosses the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture.
Atmosphere, tradition, the culture of a place—all contribute to help us in our creative process,” says Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli, the Milanese AD100 interior design firm that’s a cult among the cognoscenti, due to the surprisingly emotional, invariably poetic, and purposefully faded rooms it has created for clients ranging from the writer-horticulturalist Umberto Pasti in Tangier to the late industrialist Pierre Bergé in Paris.
For twenty years from Paris to London, via Gstaad, Tel Aviv and Monaco, Charles Zana has shared his taste and expertise in the most beautiful residential and public interiors around the world. In two decades the architect, a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, has found his voice, forging his style and axes of influence, on the lookout for discerning clients demanding a unique vision. This vision is above all that of a lover of art, passionate about design, who speaks like an extract from key teachings. Charles Zana demonstrates an inexhaustible eloquence when asked to talk about a gallerist’s latest exhibition or the great masters of Italian design, from Andrea Branzi to Ettore Sottsass, not forgetting Enzo Mari. This passion is his trademark. But to reduce him to a specialist in Italian design would be a faux pas to be avoided. For each project he has a dual approach. First, that of a rigorous architect well versed in construction work, seeking comfort, fluid circulations, details, harmony, symmetry and discrete technology, but also capable of a nod to assimilating, when necessary, the history of places, of appropriating and of revisiting, of magnifying or of “twisting”.
A cultured aesthete, he showcases the works of his clients, collectors whose eye he supports, like a curator of an exhibition. Referencing sculpture, abstraction, drawing and installation art, for each project he writes a new story, giving it greater conceptual value.
Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials, landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project.
Lauded by Architectural Digest for her “All-encompassing vision of inspired, artful living that elevates mere finesse into the realm of pure magic,” Amy’s aesthetic embraces both art and design, where each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces and site-specific commissions.
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