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Guilherme Torres

Vernon Applegate & Gioi Tran

CWB Architects


Guilherme Torres can be defined by Daft Punk’s misc: work it harder better faster make it over, the sentence has become his motto and it has been tattooed on his arm and written on the walls of his studio. His professional career started very early, when he was still a teenager, he worked as a designer in an engineering office, where he acquired the knowledge in the area and also the technical language. A world citizen, Guilherme divides his time between his studios in Sao Paulo and Londrina, with a range of activities, from residential and commercial projects to furniture design, one of his passions. Owner of his own and authorial style, his works were granted many awards and publications. For 2011, Studio Guilherme Torres is preparing to become an international studio, as result of the global media recognition.

Applegate Tran founders and principal designers Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran are both based in San Francisco, where the firm was founded in 1998. Vernon Applegate was educated at The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where he received a B.S. in Architectural Studies, and has done additional coursework through the University of California. He worked for several notable interiors design firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco prior to opening ATI. Gioi Tran received a B.A. in Interior Design from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He is recognized for his expertise in kitchen and bath design, and is frequently interviewed in industry publications. Gioi has served as a board member for Northern California Chapter of NKBA.

When CWB (Coburn Welch Boutin) Architects was founded in 1995, it was a two-person practice focused on historic row house renovations. Since then, it has expanded into a multi-disciplinary firm which creates residential and commercial spaces throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut and Eastern Long Island. CWB is experienced in historic renovation, residential architecture adapted for modern living and commercial spaces crafted for collaboration and productivity. CWB works with clients’ needs, vision and budget to derive imaginative solutions. Part of that process includes identifying design challenges at the start of a project, so the finished work feels integrated and effortless. The firm’s work in urban settings (where limited square footage presents unique demands) helped shape its core philosophy. The creation of spaces that are simultaneously simple and complex, elegant and modest, luxurious and understated is the basis of all CWB’s work.

Tommy Chambers



Los Angeles interior designer Tommy Chambers opened his own design company, Tommy Chambers Interiors Incorporated, in 2001 after eight years at Chambers and Murray, Inc. as head of the interiors department and the senior business and operations manager. Prior to starting Chambers and Murray, Inc. Tommy apprenticed for five years with the venerable interior designer, Joan Axelrod of Joan Axelrod Interiors. In addition to receiving an architecture degree from Texas A&M University, Tommy spent a year in Europe studying art, architecture and decorative arts. Tommy is listed in the (Los Angeles Franklin Resort), an independent evaluator of designers and design services. He is also an active professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture(ICAA).

Boscolo has over ten years’ experience in designing and delivering exquisite, luxury residences in some of London’s finest locations. Creating unusual intimate apartments; finding, designing and preparing houses for those relocating from abroad; and remodelling and detailing substantial houses with gardens, terraces and conservatories. For some clients, we concentrate on the core decoration and furniture, for others we project manage a broader scope of work, including co-ordinating architecture and planning, remodelling, integrating entertainment systems, lighting, landscaping and installing leisure facilities of all types and sizes.

Established in 2003, UXUS is a leading global strategic design consultancy delivering innovative consumer experiences for top multi-national brands. Regarded internationally as a thought leader, UXUS produces emotional and intelligent design exemplifying the principles of Brand Poetry: balancing creative excellence with commercial success. The award-winning team at UXUS consistently delivers the most unique and exciting solutions possible, creating noteworthy design and breaking through industry standards. UXUS has built a reputation for design excellence and innovation, combined with a comprehensive perspective into the world of consumer experiences and products. UXUS works with cutting-edge global brands in over 40 countries, including Qatar Luxury Group, Selfridges, Bloomingdale’s, Chanel, InterContinental Hotels Group, Tate Modern, P&G, McDonald’s and many other valued clients. In 2013, UXUS joined partnership with FutureBrand, a leading brand consultancy network with over 25 offices worldwide.

International Tendency of Soft Furnishing - Home Decorationism  

ISBN: 978-7-5537-2948-0

International Tendency of Soft Furnishing - Home Decorationism  

ISBN: 978-7-5537-2948-0