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CONTENTS September / October 2019

NEWS & TRENDS 016 Roche Bobois x Joana Vasconcelos 018 Nightbloom Collection by Marcel Wanders and Lladró 020 UPCOMING EVENTS

WORLD’S TOP INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS 025 New York 036 United Kingdom 046 Russia 138 Miami 056 Germany 148 Hong Kong 066 Spain 158 Mexico 076 Milan 168 Singapore 089 Shangai 178 India 099 Brazil 188 Middle East 109 Australia 198 Japan 118 Canada 208 Portugal 128 Los Angeles

218 7 DAYS IN PORTUGAL INSPIRATIONS 224 Camp Style 228 TRENDBOOK HOTELS WE COVET 234 Grand Hyatt Berlin 236 Conrad Tokyo 238 Hotel Zoo Berlin WORLD’S FINEST RESTAURANTS 242 Grand Salon, New York 244 Unkai, Intercontinental Tokyo 246 Jungsik, New York 248 Ginza Onodera, London


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Dear readers, For the rentrée, CovetED wants to offer some extra inspiration. Issue #14 comes as collectible as it gets, by featuring a selection of our 200 favourite designers from 20 countries. These are the creative minds behind the most beautiful projects in the world. From contemporary to modern classic, from cosmopolitan residences to grand villas, from boutique to luxury hotels, any type of projects really. 200 Designers and 200 inspirational photos. Inspiration continues with the Camp Aesthetics editorial and its impact in product design. The unforgettable 2019 Met Gala brought this fantastic style to light by showing incredible, out of the box fashion. We wanted to explore the same style and see how it applies to product design... well, it was a feast for the eyes! There is no shortage of fantastic, epic designs from brands worlwide that embody the extraordinary, the shocking and the fantastic. Curious? Of course we couldn’t leave out the Design Agenda for the second half of the year in the Upcoming Events section as well as the latest news from Design’s top brands. Enjoy the next pages and prepare to feel a boost of creativity! I hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we had researching to create the content you are about to read. PS: If you are looking for extra inspiration, visit our Youtube Channel: COVETED MAGAZINE.

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INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS CovetED Magazine has selected the top designers from the world’s best markets to celebrate the best that the design world has to offer. With styles ranging from contemporary to classic or mid-century modern, this is the ultimate list that every design lover should know. Since the interior design industry is so competitive, every design professional aspires to be more ground-breaking and bolder than the others, thus leaving their signature in the design world. These interior designers were bold enough to be picked by us.


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BIG TOP NEW YORK BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London-based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. The pragmatism involved in their works is one of their trademarks, alongside a futuristic and sustainable approach.

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BUNNY WILLIAMS TOP NEW YORK Bunny Williams is one of the great interior designers of the United States. She opened her interior design company in 1988, after 20 years of working for a decorating studio - Parish-Hadley Associates. Bunny has also launched a collection of furniture and accessories known as Bunny Williams Home. Since 1991, she co-owns a garden furniture and ornament shop in New York, with antiques dealer John Rosselli, extending her love of design to beyond the interiors.


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CHAMPALIMAUD DESIGN TOP NEW YORK Champalimaud Design is known for creating some of the most renowned hospitality and private projects in the world. Founded by Alexandra Champalimaud, this top design studio has dedicated its existence to expressing the individual character of each space through extraordinary design. They have been able to manage and accomplish many collaborations with top clients in order to create some of the world’s most distinctive properties, transforming context and heritage into compelling stories and unparalleled experiences.

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CLODAGH TOP NEW YORK Clodagh Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm based in New York City. It is one of the world’s leading innovative design studios with an award winning portfolio that spans over 24 countries and a broad range of eco-conscious projects and products. Founded in 1989, Clodagh Design is made up of three distinctive business divisions: Clodagh Design International, Clodagh Design Signature and Clodagh Collection. Clodagh Design projects have been recognized with numerous awards and featured in many magazines.


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DUTCH EAST DESIGN TOP NEW YORK Dutch East Design and Warren Red Branding come together in a much-anticipated union. The two design firms have merged to combine a vast array of skills and experience, and to exploit a natural synergy and harmony among the team. Both well-established firms in their own right, the two have joined to unify the aesthetic, cultural, social and operational aspects of their projects, creating complete experiences. As much a business resource as designer, the company fosters a philosophy of collaboration, working with owners and operators to bring to bear extensive experience, as well as re-examining industry norms to find opportunity for innovation.

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GENSLER TOP NEW YORK Gensler is a multinational design and architecture firm. In 2012, it generated the most revenue of any architecture firm based in the US for the second year in a row. Founded by Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate, James Follett in 1965, the firm originally focused on corporate interiors, but has since diversified into numerous forms of architecture and design, including commercial office buildings, retail centers, airports, education facilities and entertainment complexes. Today the architecture and design firm features 46 operational offices in 16 countries worldwide, including Australia. It is also involved in planning and urban design, brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, sustainable design consulting and other areas.


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JONATHAN ADLER TOP NEW YORK Jonathan Adler is a potter, designer and author. He owns a design company that’s dedicated to bringing “grooviness to your home” with pottery, furniture, rugs and stationary. Creating lavish interiors for venues including the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Adler has also designed for fashion house 7 For All Mankind. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1993 at Barneys New York and, five years later, he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan. Adler’s inspirations have come from mid-century modern, art and global pop culture and, because of that, he is best known for his “happy” interior designs and line of home furnishings.

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MESHBERG GROUP TOP NEW YORK Founded in 2006 by Adam Meshberg, the Meshberg Group is a Brooklyn-based practice that focuses on integrating timeless architectural elements of the past with contemporary materials and methods of the present. Their design principles revolve around sustainability, branding and modern technology, always focused on how contemporary life evolves to better tailor their design solutions. Together with his incredible team of interior designers and architects, Adam Meshberg develops unique projects, always with the client in mind.


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ROCKWELL GROUP TOP NEW YORK Founded in New York in 1984 by one of the top interior designers and architects David Rockwell, the Rockwell Group creates the most extraordinary designs all around the world. The group of over 250 people with offices in New York, Madrid and Shanghai specializes in a wide array of work from luxury hospitality, cultural and healthcare projects, to educational, product and set design. Some of the greatest works created by David and his team include the interiors of Nobu and the W Hotels, the exuberant Mohegan Sun Casino, the pop-tastic scenery for the Broadway musical ‘Hairspray’ and the sublimely hilarious high-modern sets for ‘Team America: World Police’. The group won quite a few awards in the recent years and it’s clearly one of the biggest household names of NYC design. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 25. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 25.


RYAN KORBAN TOP NEW YORK Ryan Korban is one of the most popular and in-demand interior designers in New York and in the entire United States of America. Even though he was born in Philadelphia, it was in New York, the capital city of design of the United States, that Korban’s professional path exploded and where he presented some of his most stunning design projects to date. In the past few years, 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 on the planet. Without any formal training, Korban developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a mix of luxury, old-world romance and urban cool. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Monet paintings to Helmut Newton photographs, he creates seductive, wondrous spaces that surpass the trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation.


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SASHA BIKOFF TOP NEW YORK Sasha Bikoff is known for her balanced understanding of design, flawless execution and technical know-how sculpted from her vast worldly exploits and experiences. Bikoff’s style is heavily influenced by the multicultural flavours of her hometown, New York City, and from her experiences traveling abroad. In her projects, her remarkable line-up of brands and products break design rules and inspire a lavish yet eclectic lifestyle.

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ALBERTO PINTO STUDIO TOP PARIS The historical founder of the Alberto Pinto Studio was the late Alberto Pinto, one of the biggest icons of French interior design that, during his life, built his works on the mixture of styles. Always refusing to conceive narrow and closed spaces, he naturally oriented himself towards “big projects”. Used to taking on challenges which would scare others away, he particularly appreciated being given gigantic spaces in which he would put together different styles, always in perfect harmony. After he died, his Studio carried on. Today, the Alberto Pinto Studio is considered one of the top design studios in France and, by maintaining this status, it has honoured Alberto Pinto’s memory and legacy.


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CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE TOP PARIS Christian Liaigre was born in La Rochelle, France in 1943. He studied at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts and taught drawing at the Academy Charpentier. After spending 10 years as a horse breeder he decided to open a studio in 1987, focusing on interior architecture and furniture design. His first project to win acclaim was the refurbishment of the Hotel Montalembert in Paris in 1988. Christian Liaigre has made himself known by his refined, high-quality work. Through good use of space and light, he bases his design on local cultures and traditions, choice of materials and a special love of arts and crafts. According to the words of the designer, confort does not lie in trivial affluence but in delicacy and rareness. Only this designer is able to combine modesty with great elegance.

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GÉRARD FAIVRE TOP PARIS Gerard Faivre, recognized as one of the best contemporary interior designers, created the concept Gerard Faivre Residence, apartments, and luxury properties completely renovated, furnished and decorated with fully integrated hotel services. To create an original work of art, Faivre imbues himself with the soul of each property. For him, each site is both a blank canvas and a source of inspiration.


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INDIA MAHDAVI TOP PARIS Koichi Futatsumata was born in Kagoshima, Japan. After graduating from the Department of Engineering and Architecture at Kyushu Industrial University, Futatsumata set up the design unit “CASE-REAL” and started his incredible professional career as an interior designer. Thanks to his amazing design solutions in the areas of space, architecture and furniture, Futatsumata has exhibited his work at various exhibitions domestically and internationally.In 2013, Futatsumata set up “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO” where he developed his product design practice further.

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JACQUES GRANGE TOP PARIS Jacques Grange is, without a doubt, one of the best interior designers and decorators in the world. Known for his exquisite style, characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, Grange is one of very few interior designers who received strict, classical education in the field. It is thanks to this background and early experiences that Jacques Grange is able to effortlessly mix the style and elements of different times – from Rococo opulence to contemporary minimalism. He decorated and designed interiors for some of the biggest and most respected personalities and tastemakers. His main customers included Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, for whom he decorated the Château Gabriel, in Benerville-sur-Mer.


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JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT TOP PARIS Jean-Louis Deniot has been in the business of creating atmospheres for quite some time. His decors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are present. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to the purity of style. 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. Deniot tailors each of his projects to his client’s needs, using his travels for inspiration. His flair for nodding to past time periods and refined colour palettes is the reason he has been booked for an endless list of impressive projects.

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PHILIPPE STARCK TOP PARIS Philippe Starck studied at Nissim de Camondo, a private school of Artdéco located next to Montparnasse, in Paris. At only 20 years of age, he became the Art director of Pierre Cardin and designed furniture for him. In 1976, he design the bar “La main Bleue” at Montreuil and “Les bains douches” in 1978, in Paris. In 1979, he launched his agency, Ubik, and would become famous and recognized thanks to the French president François Mitterand, that asked him to re-invent the private flat of the presidential palace, the Elysée. From that point on, the artist would never stop, between designing incredible projects or simple daily objects.


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PIERRE YOVANOVITCH TOP PARIS Tadao Ando is a self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. He was raised in Japan and this country really shaped his style as an architect and designer through religion and other culture aspects. Ando’s architectural style is said to create a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity. He favours designing complex spatial circulation while maintaining the appearance of simplicity. As a self-taught architect, Tadao keeps his Japanese culture and language in mind while he travels around Europe for research.

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PIERRE-YVES ROCHON TOP PARIS 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. PYR has been entrusted with iconic historic landmarks as well as cutting-edge developments around the world as a direct result of the creative integrity, authenticity and craftsmanship they bring to every project. Their design achievements deliver award-winning results for major international hospitality brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, St. Regis, Peninsula, Shangri-La, Sofitel, InterContinental, and numerous boutique hotels. In addition, PYR has created restaurant environments for some of the world’s most innovative chefs, such as Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Gérard Boyer, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.


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ROBERT COUTURIER TOP PARIS Robert Couturier made design history in 1987, when billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith entrusted him with the incredible project on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Since then, Couturier has contributed to major architecture and design books. He lectures widely at galleries and at art and antique fairs, and participates in charitable and design-industry events. All in all, Robert Couturier can be said to lend a sense of connoisseurship, imagination and even experimentation to the traditional design landscape. As he likes to say himself, recalling the rich interiors in which he spent his childhood and youth, “It is to both grander and greater ends that one invents when one can start with one’s own past.”

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA URQUIOLA TOP MILAN Spanish byher museum, birth real butmuseums Italian by are choice, thePatricia client’sUrquiola houses. was born “We are related in Oviedo, to normal Spain and life, studied we are architecture related to the in Madrid idea of before production”, graduating she says. from But the Milan she also Politecnico has the in 1989. She isthat consciousness onedesigners of the most mustcoveted becomeinterior more designers in the sustainable. “Weworld, have to with think herabout work not revolving only the around way rigour the weand buyemotion, things, but innovation the way we andeat mental and dress, comfort. the CovetED way we breathe, had thethe opportunity way we dotoand sit move. down There’s with thea designer lot of homework during thetolatest do. Iedition think there’s of Salone a very del Mobile. strong After finishing chance of paradigm, her studies we have in Milan, to work Urquiola with our hadsons the privilege and grandsons of being to change.” mentored by the great masters of Italian The designer industrial haddesign, the amazing Achille Castiglioni honour of and receiving Vico Magistretti, several international from whom awards, she learned including crucial medals life lessons. given Even by thethough Spanish they Government were two very and different Monarchy, people, however, both were essential Urquiola expresses in the that way the they realwere honours living ofand her doing, career according are the bad tomoments, the designer. because It wasthat’s from what Magistretti makesthat her the designer grow as a professional. learned that“People “you always ask me divide if Iyour feel work more with others, Spanish or Italian with the aftercompany, over thanwith 30 years the artisans here, but andI the industrials”, think that I am 100% whilst Spanish Castiglioni and 100% taught Italian, herand that in the end fundamental there’s justelement one.” of a project is its concept. “That’s in your hand and you have to drive it until the end”, said Urquiola. Patricia Urquiola’s work has been exhibited in major art and design museums, but the designer says that, even though it is a great honour to be displayed in a


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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PIERO LISSONI TOP MILAN In 1986, Italian sometimes takes years designer to complete. and architect Piero Lissoni establishedhis Regarding himself collaboration as a household with Knoll, namethey in thehave industry been by founding working together his studio, for over Lissoni 15 years, Associati, so it has along become with Nicoletta some kindCanesi. of “loveHis affair”, studio as the focuses designer on architecture, described it. interior has Lissoni andbeen product in love design, with the withcompany an extensive since the list of hospitality beginning, so itprojects. has remained CovetED a positive had the and pleasure thriving of sitting down relationship. “Forwith me, it theis designer impossible during to doSalone anything del Mobile if I don’t 2019, like at theKnoll’s people.stand, I need topeople, learn more I don’t about need thea designer’s name or a relationship brand. It’s allwith about thethe incredible people.”brand. Lissoni isita very When comes versatile to the professional, future ofwith craftsmanship, his portfolio stretching the designer across states architecture, that it will furniture, be a interiors combination and evenincredible of graphic design. craftsmen According and to amazing the designer, technology, “it’s a tradition in Milan considering that’s tothe be versatile”. secret of This the Italian is also alife result of of his education design. Lissoni thinks at the that Politecnico the fundamental di Milano, where thing for he wasdesigners the taught toof take tomorrow on everything. is the respect of traditions The their and designer cultures, has aadding very that simplistic they must approach knowtotheir his career, living history in order daytobyimprove day. Always it. eager of the discovery of something “You need to offer new,a Lissoni long lifedoesn’t to yourdisclose productsany because new expectations that’s the bestfor way the of saving future.resources. “I never We expect needto to do be something. more responsible, I’m very purer lucky andbut cleaner.” I also work a lot. You need to be a worker, that’s the secret. And you need a bit of luck”, he says. During his creative process, the designer prefers to be completely inside of it, meaning it is a long discussion with a team of workers, that COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 39. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 39.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ROSSANA ORLANDI TOP MILAN Rossana join our family.” Orlandi is Rossana a household was inspired name intothe create worlds the of fashionPlastic’ ‘Guiltless and design. project Since after itsseeing opening a presentation in 2002, the Galleriarecycling about Rossanaplastic. OrlandiThe hasgallery becomestarted a must-see to build spota in Milan for collection of beautiful all designpieces lovers, andbeing decided considered to translate one the disaster this best platforms into design. for avant-garde “I think we absolutely design. During have thisreuse to edition and of think Milan of other Design ways Week, to deal all eyes withwere plastic”, on the gallery stated Rossana. thanks to the ‘Ro Plastic Prize’ and the ‘Guiltless During Milan Plastic’ Design project, Weekboth 2019,raising the main awareness attraction to sustainability. of the gallery CovetED was the ‘Ro had Plastic the pleasure Prize’, of created catching by up with Rossana Rossana to inspireOrlandi the design at her community. gallery to learn The more prize about these collected over incredible 300 applications initiatives. from 50 different After working countries, despite in the its short fashion application world forperiod. over 20 Its years, focus Rossana was to raise Orlandi awareness took the about riskplastic of changing reduction hersince, path and started according to aRossana, career in“plastic design.is When misused she and decided abused”. to open isher This just gallery one more in 2002, step she towards was just Rossana’s “buying dream stupid of athings” world to of conscious fill up thedesign. space. But it all changed when she discovered “The prize raises Sebastian awareness Wrong, to reduce, the designer reuse and of ‘Spun Light’, recycle. This isproduced a strong message by Flos.that Theeveryone gallery’sneeds first installation to follow, because had an weenormous are unaware success of how thanks to reuse to and the supportand reduce, of friends, how to design managemagazines plastic.” and schools. “It has been super exciting since the beginning, because designers started welcoming me with an enormous passion”, says Rossana. “I call my space “the all design”, because every talent is well accepted and welcome to


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PIERO LISSONI TOP MILAN Piero Lissoni, currently known as one of Italy’s most famous interior designers, is quite well-known for his contemporary furniture design. After opening the studio Lissoni Associati in 1986 alongside Nicoletta Canesi, he was also recognized for being a collaborator with several famous brands. A great distinctive feature of this designer is the graphical linearity present in his products, which allows them to naturally fit for both minimal contexts and creative spaces.

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CRISTINA CELESTINO TOP MILAN Born in Pordenone in 1980, Cristina Celestino worked in several areas of architecture before finally focusing her attention on interior architecture and design. With that, she moved to Milan in 2009 where she created “Attico”, her own design brand which mainly focused on the conception of lamps and furnishings production. Among other relevant highlights of her career, we can point out her part in Salone Satellite in 2012, as well as her design of “The Happy Room” for Fendi in 2016. Her style is heavily based on observation and research, mixing in old and new and exploring many variations between scale, as well as small inventions with the purpose of creating new messages and meanings.


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DIMORE STUDIO TOP MILAN Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in the fields of design, art and fashion, and founded Dimore Studio in 2003. This duo of contemporary designers carry out every project with their own unique signature style: pieces created by historical design master artisans merged with domestic materials and other modified objects to forge a singular atmosphere. Dimore Studio interprets memories and creates dreams, crossing the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture.

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GIULIO CAPPELINI TOP MILAN Giulio Cappelini is often referred to as an emblematic figure in the design panorama as a whole. Born in 1954, he was deeply involved in design since childhood, thanks to his family business. After graduating in Architecture, he immediately launched himself into the family business as well as other international prestige brands. He’s had many cooperations with other prestige names such as Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec and Nendo brothers. His design style is definitely fitting with the modern trends as we can see from products such as the Mill sofa (a chair inspired by the contemporary needs of the Millennials), the Bong and Gong tables and the Break table series.


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LAURA POZZI TOP MILAN Laura Pozzi created the Laura Pozzi Studio in 2003, a business focused on styling, interior design, set design and photo production. Laura herself has the role of stylist, creative director and executive producer in an interior design firm currently located in Follina, Treviso and Milan. Besides from being the author of two books about Finnish decorations, she’s taken her 19-year-old career to the max, by mixing her visual moods of design, architecture and styling into each of her new projects. Her take on projects centres essentially around three main keywords: colours, emotions and simplicity.

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LUDOVICA+ROBERTO PALOMBA TOP MILAN Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are often referred to as “the golden couple of Italian design” and, with a career such as theirs, it’s no wonder. After setting up their own studio in Milan in 1994, their careers have been through several stages, among them architectural planning, interior design and partnerships as product designers and art directors. Their partnerships with Foscarini and Poltrona Frau are some of the highlights of their career, which have earned them several awards. When they’re taking on a new project, they aim to search for essence above all. They take a lot of inspiration from the concept of the balance of oriental heritage, as well as a little touch from the Nordic style, always striving to acquire an aesthetic result mixed with a space that allows for the well-being of clients.


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MARCO PIVA TOP MILAN Marco Piva is another top reference when it comes to Milanese architecture, interior design and product conceptions. After leading the establishment of Studiodada Associates (one of the most representative companies of the Radical Design period) the architect opened his studio during the 80s and, since then, this firm has been known for handling projects mainly in the areas of architectural interior design, as well as industrial design. Since it is a company that has had many projects worldwide, Marco Piva has a careful approach to his design projects, by studying and creating design solutions that have a compositional sobriety and stylistic freedom, adapting to the culture of the project at stake. Within Italy, he’s known for his work in the Hotel Excelsior Gallia.

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MATTEO NUNZIATI TOP MILAN Born in Bologna in 1972, he’s currently considered one of the most influential designers and architects that this industry has ever seen. His career started in 2000, when he opened his own interior design studio in Milan and, since then, he has managed to project the excellence of the ‘Made in Italy design’ in his projects. He uses this style and provides his clients with the best luxury furniture and finishes à l’Italiana. Matteo Nunziati has handled luxury hotels, residences, wellness centres and spas. One of the main highlights of his career has to do with his take on the Trump Towers, which earned him many compliments from the current POTUS himself.


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TOP MILAN Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives in Milan. Between 1990 and 1996, she worked for the development office of new products of “De Padova” and signed with Vico Magistretti the following products: “Flower”, “Loom sofa”, “Chaise” and “Chaise Longue”. Patricia won many design awards, such as Antares-Flos, Artelano, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Kartell and has been an active collaborator for brands such as B&B, Bosa, De Vecchi, Fasem, Kartell, Liv’it, MDF Italy, Molteni & C., Moroso and Tronconi. She’s a top contemporary designer who currently conducts her professional career at her own craftsmanship studio in Milan in the fields of design, exhibitions, art direction and architecture.

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TOP MILAN Born in 1943 and raised in the town of Cassano Magnago, Rossana Orlandi had an education that was simple and quiet. After 20 years of experience in fashion, in 2002 she decided to transform her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery, a platform where she could showcase her personal idea of design and lifestyle. She has been working as a curator for several exhibitions in Italy and abroad, having the chance to collaborate with high-end brands in fashion, luxury and lifestyle. Very quickly, Orlandi gained a reputation for selecting works by young and unsung artists and designers, as well as for working with (then) rising stars like Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanders and Studio Job.


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JAMIE BUSH CO TOP LOS ANGELES Jamie Bush Co, inspired by art and design from a very young age, has followed his passion for design without a doubt. From New Orleans to Venice, the designer gained a massive love for modernism. After finishing his masters in architecture, Jamie searched for Mid-Century Modern residential architecture in Los Angeles and, in 2002, he finally founded his own company.


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JEFF ANDREWS TOP LOS ANGELES Jeff Andrews designs sophisticated and livable interiors for families and celebrities alike. Jeff is skilled at pushing creative boundaries in ways that respect and redefine traditional design aesthetics. His innovative and refreshing approach makes him one of the most sought-after interior designers in the industry, and his ability to visualize and interpret the needs of a diverse range of clients is unmatched.

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KATHRYN M. IRELAND TOP LOS ANGELES Famous interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland is known in the industry for her stunning design projects and her amazing fabric collections, but she gained worldwide celebrity status due to her appearance on the hit TV show “Million Dollar Decorators” of BravoTV. She’s been capitalizing on that fame by conquering new markets and clients.


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KELLY WEARSTLER TOP LOS ANGELES Kelly Wearstler is an American designer and one of the very top interior designers in the world, admired for her bold designs and fantastic interior projects. After founding her own design firm Kelly Wearstler Interior Design (or KWID) in the mid-1990s, her ensuing work within the hotel industry built her an enviable reputation in California. She served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design and, in 2012, Rizzoli published her fourth book, Rhapsody. The New Yorker once called her “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design”.

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MARMOL RADZINER TOP LOS ANGELES Marmol Radziner, consists of a Los Angeles-based design-build practice founded and led by architects Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA. The company deals with areas such as architectural design, historic restoration, landscape design, interior design and furniture design. The focus of the projects are bent on institutions such as residential, restoration, hospitality, educational, as well as community projects.


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MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD TOP LOS ANGELES Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award winning Los Angeles based interior designer and is renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, sophisticated and always inviting interiors. 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.

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MERVE KAHRAMAN TOP LOS ANGELES Merve Kahraman is a top interior designer who has been conquering a lot of attention from her interior design colleague thanks to her mid-century style with a modern twist. Through the use of humour, she practises her art either on industrial or interior design (where she is specialized). On many of her interior design projects you can find custom pieces of furniture, typically retro, with their geometric and asymmetric features.


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MICHAEL S SMITH TOP LOS ANGELES Michael S Smith – also known as Obama’s White House decorator – is one of the most respected and original talents in the industry. Born in California, Michael studied interior design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1984, he continued his studies at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, then returned to the U.S. to work under the tutelage of legendary antiques dealer Gep Durenberger. His design firm, Michael S Smith Inc, was launched in 1990, expanding from projects solely for private clients to his line of fine furniture and fabrics (“Jasper”).

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PETER DUNHAM TOP LOS ANGELES Peter Dunham was raised in France, spent his summers in Spain and was educated in England. In terms of cultural knowledge this fantastic interior designer is hard to beat, since his signature style is influenced by his incredible background work. He started his decorating career as an apprentice of the legendary David Hicks while studying International Business Administration.In 1998, Peter Dunham started his own company in Los Angeles and began to make projects for very famous people. From decorating houses, hotels and medical projects to inspiring film office designs, there’s nothing that Mr. Dunham can’t do.


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WALDO FERNANDEZ TOP LOS ANGELES Born in Cuba, Waldo Fernandez’s Latin blood inspires his strong designs for his amazing celebrity clients list, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. For over 35 years, Fernandez has managed all elements of his own interior design practice, working on various projects all over the world. The interior design projects developed by the Cuban interior designer include many high-end private residences, restaurants, hotels on both coasts, numerous Hawaiian estates, riding stables, executive offices, yachts and private planes.

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BROWN DAVIS INTERIORS TOP MIAMI Todd Davis and Rob Brown are the founders of Brown Davis Interiors, a design firm established in 1994 that focuses on the classic architecture and amazing craftsmanship. With a wide range of design projects, this luxurious company has designed two residences for President and Secretary of State Clinton, The British Embassy residence, projects with modern and classical architectural designs, as well as historic renovations. For each project, the design studio is 100% committed to the concept that is based on modern classicism and attention to details.


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DKOR INTERIORS TOP MIAMI Thanks to their amazing team of famous interior designers, this design firm from Florida is among the top interior design studios in Miami. Following the simple mission of “Concept. Collaborate. Create.”, DKOR Interiors delivers luxurious and innovative homes that directly correlate to their client’s needs. Each project developed by DKOR Interiors starts with a concept and each concept is created from a very personal connection with their clients. Their first priority is to take the time to understand the individual needs of each client and apply them throughout the interior design creative process. The end result is a collaboration of every DKOR team member coming together to create an authentic style and home identity for their clients to cherish for a lifetime.

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J DESIGN TOP MIAMI J Design Group is an interior design company that shares a large amount of projects, from hotels, restaurants, hospitality installations, to luxury homes throughout Florida and the world. The studio’s interior projects are completed with the most amazing settings and luxurious pieces of furniture. It doesn’t matter what type of space it is, this interior design company always delivers the most incredible projects, being one of the top interior designers in Miami.


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JEROME H. DAVIS INTERIORS, LLC TOP MIAMI

With a family history surrounded by the furniture and design world, Amanda Davis Carreon found her passion for design very early. Her love for creating beautiful spaces and her functionality is a personal and professional goal. On her academic journey, the interior designer had the opportunity to explore that passion and worked for several high-end fashion retailers. Today, Amanda Davis Carreon carries her family legacy through the most amazing projects and settings.

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KHADINE SCHULTZ INTERIORS TOP MIAMI Khadine Schultz is an architect and interior designer that shares a large amount of innovation, work ethic and keen eye for detail. With more than 10 years of experience, she considers herself a massive traveler, gaining inspiration every time, for the development of her knowledge on architecture and design.


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KOBI KARP TOP MIAMI In 1996 Kobi Karp founded the Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design Inc. It’s a full-service architectural and interior design company that creates amazing settings on several buildings, from the design of large-scale, highrise condominium and hospitality projects to small-scale low-rise residential and commercial structures. For the last 20 years, this firm has developed amazing projects with every type of character.

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STUDIO LILY KWONG TOP MIAMI Studio Lily Kwong is a stylish and eccentric landscape design studio that perfectly embodies the exterior environment in incredible spaces. Lily’s design studio balances all aspects of design in the dreamiest way, using all that Mother Nature has to offer, since botany to urban planning. Her amazing projects are made up of a variety of spaces, from luxury hotels, to high-quality residential landscapes. This studio’s concept features the perfect balance between nature and culture, contemplating art, fashion, wellness and activism. The plants are the main material that embellishes every open exterior space.


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MICHAEL WOLK DESIGN TOP MIAMI Since 1971, Michael Wolk Design Associates has contributed to the interior design world with a full-service design firm that shares interior, graphic, product and furniture divisions. His innovative designs have been created throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. This incredible company is focused on joining the forces of a creative team of talented designers and highly skilled technicians for every project, achieving maximum excellence. Innovation and modern settings are everything that this company is looking for, when they’re looking to create every setting.

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PEPE CALDERIN DESIGN TOP MIAMI Pepe Calderin Design is a Miami and New York-based interior design firm, that sits on the full-service of high-end residential and commercial spaces. They share over 20 years of experience in the interior design world, expanding more and more each time, at an international level. This award-winning company shares a concept offreshness, energy, visionary and modern essence. In every projects they develop, they make sure to deliver the most eccentric and exquisite settings, without any boundaries imposed.


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SOFIA JOELSSON DESIGN TOP MIAMI Sofia Joelsson Design is led by Sofia Joelsson, a Swedish native that’s been making a name for herself in Miami and in the United States. Her amazing interior design firm stands out for her meticulousness and attention to detail on every project. She perfectly combines her design identity with the vision and desire of every client. According to her website “her goal is to capture the essence of their dream home and deliver a complete environment that intersects luxury with comfort, indulgence with wellness and technology with simplicity”.

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CAMERON WOO DESIGN RGAMIN TOP SINGAPORE Founded by Cameron Woo, this company is a good example of a reference for many leading worldwide property developers. He had the chance of cooperating with prestige brands such as Dulux, Louis Vuitton and Philips Lighting. Among their most famous interior projects, we can name The Summa in Hong Kong, The Haven in Australia or the Swissotel the Stamford in Singapore. Woo himself is often invited as a guest speaker in many interior design conferences in China and abroad, and most of his popularity has to do with his design style, in which he has proven time and time again to be able to blend different colours, lines and textures.


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DESIGN INTERVENTION TOP SINGAPORE Currently seen as one of the leading design studios operating in the Asia-Pacific region, Design Intervention is led by the duo Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage. This firm has definitely managed to gain international attention due to the focus they give to detail, quality and creativity in every interior design project they take on. They have tackled several types of clients, more specifically retail, leisure, architecture, product and interior design. When it comes to their take on the interior design area, they have a variety of styles, all of them with the Asian touch.

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DREAM INTERIORS TOP SINGAPORE Dream Interiors was created in 2006 and is known for their amazing furniture design. They take on several styles of furniture, from timeless classics to modern contemporary. The company manages to bring together a varied collection of several curated European and American bespoke pieces of many styles. When it comes to their take on their clients, regardless of their wants and needs, they also aim to fill their homes with modernity, quality, and design. They are also known as being an exclusive distributor of brands such as Porro, Walter Knoll, and Living Divani.


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MIAJA DESIGN GROUP TOP SINGAPORE Miaja Design Group was created in 1995 by Isabelle Miaja and, since the 90’s, it definitely evolved into an amazing Singaporean interior design studio that always strives for the best in any new challenge they take on. With a heavy focus on hotels, this company has managed to work for potential names in this industry such as Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. A project that earned them a lot of attention was their take on the Sofitel Mumbai BKC in India. They have also worked for corporate developments and high-end residential projects, being very known for adding some unique art collections in each project, as well as considering the cultural context of the hotels they take on.

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PARK ASSOCIATES TOP SINGAPORE Park Associates is a company that, since its creation, has stuck with the idealism that Architecture is an area meant to focus on the desire to create and inspire through passion, transmitting a modern touch to their projects. This can be seen in the variety of projects that they’ve tackled, some of which include apartments, civic institutions, theme-parks, and hotels.


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PROOF LIVING TOP SINGAPORE Proof Living is a good example of a company dedicated to showcasing the very best of luxury home furniture and accessories. Their showroom is an inspiration for many homeowners, architects and interior designers. Thanks to their amazing career, they’ve managed to win two awards in both 2013 and 2015: the Singapore Tatler’s Best of Singapore and the Best Furniture Store (European) Award. Their take on the client’s taste manages to bring inspiration even to the people with the most exquisite taste.

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SPACE MATRIX TOP SINGAPORE Singapore-based Space Matrix Design Consultants is one of the largest and fastest-growing, multidisciplinary design firms in Asia. Everything began with Shagufta, the architect who started this small design firm in Singapore. Once word spread of Shagu’s unique ability to design successful places, clients asked her to open studios in other locations, and soon she was working across Asia from 12 different offices. Today, the firm has over 450 professionals and it is amongst the largest and most successful architectural design companies in Asia, with offices throughout India as well as in Australia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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UNITED TEAM LIFESTYLE TOP SINGAPORE Created in 2004, United Team Lifestyle is a company that provides its customers personalized, unique and comprehensive solutions for many types of interior design projects. They count with a varied team of professionals that have a special take on any style of the project. They strive to be more than a regular interior design company, by providing their clients with several styles, all of them defined by their minimalistic yet pleasant touches that definitely manage to leave their mark on the client’s final space.

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W. ATELIER TOP SINGAPORE W. Atelier is a luxury home furnishings and accessories brand that is located in Singapore. Since the beginning, it has managed to establish itself as a curator of bespoke objects, both vintage and modern. They definitely have an eye for detail and design, providing friendly advice and top recommendations for all tastes and interior styles. The furniture they provide comes from several countries and suits more than one room in the house. According to their page, the philosophy they adopt in their business practices and in the advice they provide to clients focuses heavily on the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen” which is an expression referring to “continuous improvement”.


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XFORM DESIGN STUDIO TOP SINGAPORE XFORM Design Studio are a company with a complete and innovative take on residential and commercial projects. They have a contemporary and modernist take on every one of their interiors while, at the same time, successfully adding a special touch of color to many of their projects, while dealing with a variety of areas such as project management, space planning, furniture design and fabrication.

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AB CONCEPT TOP HONG KONG AB Concept is an amazing design firm from Hong Kong. The company has received multiple top honours at prestigious international awards and the Interior Design Best Of The Year including the coveted Annual GoId Key Awards, the Hospitality Design Awards in New York and the International Hotel and Property Awards In London. Most recently, their project for the Shangri-la Hotel in Oufu took the 2014 Hospitality Design Award for Best Public Space, and their Shang XI restaurant in the Four Seasons Pudong Shanghai took the Forbes Travel Guide accolade for Best Restaurant in China.


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DILEONARDO TOP HONG KONG In partnership with the world’s top hospitality brands, DiLeonardo’s “team of masters” continually demonstrates an ability to harness purposeful elegance in design—and deliver it anywhere in the world, creating spaces that “do their jobs” with grace and flare. They attend to both the aesthetic and financial success of every project. The Studio’s design philosophy transcends the essential and becomes something far more than that: It becomes a way of living. The mix of styles they imply on each project stun away the clients, always bearing in mind the location and the clients’ wishes.

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HOK DESIGN TOP HONG KONG Hok Design consists of a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Thanks to their team of designers who are defined by their technical excellence and which are driven by imagination with the goal of delivering unique solutions that inspire clients and communities. This quality is well noticed by some awards they were awarded such as the 2019 Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, the Best Airport in the Middle East and the 2018 Healthcare Design Awards.


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IN SITU & PARTNERS TOP HONG KONG In Situ & Partners Ltd is an interior architecture company, based in Hong Kong. They specialize in interior architecture and fitting out of high-end retail, F&B and corporate spaces as well as luxury residential interiors. In recent years, the studio has developed several global interior design concepts for luxury brands. The company operates mainly in Asia, Europe and The Middle East. The studio is dedicated and passionate about delivering high-impact creative and functional experiences to their clients and end users. They believe in the power of stories: the team likes to describe themselves as dreamers and storytellers. They then translate them into emotional spaces. Each project they work on has a story to tell. Their high-end client portfolio includes Harvey-Nichols, Balmain, Valentino and Nespresso.

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LIQUID INTERIORS TOP HONG KONG Liquid Interiors is an eco-conscious interior design firm located in the bustling city of Hong Kong. Healthy and sustainable living is lost amidst their fast pace and convenience-centralized lifestyle. Their initiative is to alter this mindset and reinstitute the benefits of nature into city living. The Studio’s team is equipped with professional designers and strategic partners who design and execute green interiors to certification level. They work with international environmental standards and specialize in bespoke design for show flats, residential development, hospitality, and workplaces. Liquid Interiors is successful in integrating their philosophy into beautiful, sustainable, and healthy spaces.


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LRF DESIGN TOP HONG KONG LRF Design has become one of Asia’s leading interior design studios since its establishment in 1991 and continues to create exceptional guest experiences for international hotels, restaurants, clubhouses and residences. The studio is in the business of designing with a sense of place, creating environments that please, stimulate and calm the client’s senses. LRF’s considerable experience enables a combination of original aesthetics with practical consideration for operational functionality and buildability, in order to make beautiful and workable spaces a reality. They have become one of the top places to go to plan a hospitality project. Lead by Charles Robertson, the Studio has been working on several luxury undertakings throughout the world. A constant in the Shangri-La Hotel chain projects, some of the studio’s most celebrated projects are the Shangri-La in Paris, the Galaxy Cotai in Macau and the Conrad Hilton in Seoul. Their unique style and design approach set them apart from most of the competition in the hospitality business. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 87. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 87.


MICHAEL CHOW TOP HONG KONG Michael Chow went on to Saint Martin School of Design and studied architecture. In his early twenties, while he struggled to succeed as a painter, Michael realized the need to bridge the East and West and to demonstrate the greatness of China. MR CHOW, his restaurant chain, is known to many for not only his star-studded restaurants, but as a man that has captured the imagination of artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jean Michel Basquiat, Helmut Newton, and Ed Ruscha. Prior to opening his first restaurant, Michael worked as a designer and in 1965 designed Smith and Hawes hairdressing salon on London’s Sloane Ave. He continued to design boutiques and restaurants in London. Michael designed Armani’s Rodeo Drive Boutique in 1987 and again in 1999 for the Giorgio Armani boutique at The Bellagio, in Las Vegas. Michael designs all of his MR CHOW restaurants with original Arts and Lalique glass doors, which are still unique and modern. But his greatest work is his Los Angeles home which took seven years to design and build.


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PTANG STUDIO TOP HONG KONG Established in 1999, PTang Studio Limited quickly became one of the best architectural and interior design companies. The scale and type of projects they undertake is very diversified, from a small apartment to large commercial spaces. The studio has collected several accolades throughout the years, including the 2011 International Design Awards for Office Category, the Certificate of Excellence in commercial, retail or office on the 2012 Perspective Awards and the Residential Award in 2010. PTang Studio’s philosophy is modest: they believe in getting to basics. They create spaces that bring out the most comfortable atmosphere by understanding the client’s individual preferences. Seeking for the finest quality and innovations, developing a fresh and unique style that transcends existing boundaries and widens the horizon of design in the visionary future is their aim.

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SOM TOP HONG KONG Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, the firm has completed over 10,000 projects in more than 50 countries. SOM is renowned for its iconic buildings and commitment to design excellence, innovation and sustainability. One of their most outstanding projects is the 1111 Sunset Boulevard Project, in Los Angeles, California. 1111 Sunset Boulevard, a mixed-use development on the edge of downtown Los Angeles, seeks to transform a long-dormant site into a modern community hub. With 778 residences, including market-rate and affordable units, 1111 Sunset will provide Los Angeles with much-needed new housing near job centres.


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STEVE LEUNG TOP HONG KONG Steve Leung, a leading award-winning architect and interior designer, established his first architectural and urban planning consultancy in 1987, which was then restructured to Steve Leung Architects Ltd. (SLA) and Steve Leung Designers Ltd. (SLD) in 1997. The company specializes in leading architectural and interior design projects, catering to the needs of rapidly growing China and international markets. The company works on a wide spectrum of design projects that are spread over United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, the United States, UAE, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, and has successfully penetrated into over 100 cities across the world.

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DL ARCHITECTURE TOP SHANGHAI DL Architecture is a prestigious design firm based in Shanghai that has been proudly recognized in the list of the 100 best architects in China for three consecutive times. Founded by Domitilla Lepri, this firm shares two headquarters in Rome and Shanghai, completed by an incredible team of experts on architecture and interior design. Blending the culture of Shanghai and Rome, they specialize in delivering a conceptual design style for many residential, commercial, office and hospitality projects.


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JEMO CONSTRUCTION & INTERIOR DESIGN TOP SHANGHAI Jemo Construction & Interior Design firmly believes in the strong base of a living and working environment as the ultimate success for professional and personal development. Within this incredible design company, they deliver astounding projects when it comes to construction, architecture, interior and landscape design. From commercial to residential, they are able to create stylish and functional settings.

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KOKAISTUDIOS TOP SHANGHAI Kokaistudios consists of a company first created by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani and Andrea Destefanis in 2000, which would later evolve with the creation of a Shanghai office in 2002. This is the perfect example of a truly multicultural firm that has managed to establish a global presence with a series of projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Their aim is to create projects that add a positive element to the environment and social fabric of the location of said challenge, be it through architecture, urban renewal, hospitality, retail, among others. They have a modern and geometrical taste in regards to the locations they’ve tackled.


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MONTIGNY TOP SHANGHAI Montigny is an international home decoration company that was founded by Emmanuel Gerard Andrew de Stoppani. They collaborate with Harvest Shanghai, where they propose a massive selection of furniture, wallpapers, curtains, lightings and decoration accessories, from the best European suppliers. After managing three factories in France with 250 workers, they have a large experience in high-quality decoration businesses around the world.

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NERI&HU TOP SHANGHAI Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the creators of this multitasking company, able to provide several services in areas such as architecture, master planning, branding/graphic design, and also in the design of interiors, furniture and other relevant products. Since 2004, the company has had an incredible evolution, having its first office in Shanghai and opening a new one in London. Among their most relevant works is the restoration of a Shanghai theatre from the 30s, a hotel at the former headquarters of the Japanese army and, most recently, creating “The Unfolding Village� for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019.


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NONG STUDIO TOP SHANGHAI NONG STUDIO is a Shanghai and Milan-based design studio, that always looks to create incredible and magnificent projects, with a large amount of passion, high-quality fabrics and materials. Their office is placed on an old granary factory from 1908, along the Suzhou river. Their eccentric office shares a stunning setting that features extravagant collections, art pieces and a lot of culture and architecture.

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PANDAMART TOP SHANGHAI Ms. Shu Yulin is the mastermind behind Pandamart Home Decoration, a functional decoration platform. This website gives every client the opportunity to purchase the best materials and accessories for your home. You’re also accompanied by an online designer that guides every client through the whole process. No matter what kind of project you’re involved in, this design platform is able to help every homeowner, interior designer and decoration users.


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SPARK ARCHITECTS TOP SHANGHAI Spark Architects is a Shanghai, Singapore and London-based architecture firm, that shares a large number of services, focusing on architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, research and branding. Their goal is to establish incredible settings through an innovative, stimulating vibe that have already gained them award-winning buildings. Throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East, they have displayed great and eccentric buildings.

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STUDIO SHANGHAI TOP SHANGHAI Studio Shanghai is an architecture and design studio that shares an incredible belief in the creation of habitable structures, as a functional and inspiring setting. In order to establish the most amazing displays, they balance the power of culture, climate, physical and spiritual elements, as well as the flora and fauna of the region. Studio Shanghai has designed many cities, villages, buildings and interiors such as the Shanghai Xintiandi, the Soldier Fields Stadium in Chicago and many more.


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CHEN MIN TOP SHANGHAI Chen Min Design Office is a multi-faceted design practice established by designer Min Chen whose production ranges from the design of objects to technological products and interior architecture. Min Chen considers design as a language, which has its origins, depth, and history. It stays open and evolves over the time. It expresses life in all aspects, and becomes the essence of it. On the other hand, language has a great variety in all kinds of logic, convention, tradition, culture, and philosophy, and so does design. Min Chen’s goal is to find the Chinese language in the world of design.

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BLACKSHEEP TOP UK For Blacksheep, every project has to be different. For Tim Mutton, founder and leader of the design studio, every project, either it is with a new or returning client, has to be a new book that tells a new tale. The studio launched in 2002 with the aim of bringing a new perspective to the industry. In addition to leading Blacksheep’s team of established and emerging talent, Tim regularly teaches, judges, writes, presents and is an active force in driving the design industry’s future.


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DAVID CHIPPERFIELD TOP UK David Chipperfield, in full Sir David Alan Chipperfield, is a British architect known for his modern, and minimal designs. Chipperfield graduated from the Architectural Association in London and worked with award-winning architects such as Richard Rogers and Norman Foster before establishing David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. Many of his early commissions were in Japan, but he also worked in Germany and maintained offices in Berlin, London, Milan, and Shanghai.

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DAVID COLLINS STUDIO TOP UK Established in 1985 by David Collins and Ian Watson, which is the current chief executive officer, the David Collins Studio is an architectural-based consultancy which has redefined luxury interior design on a global scale. The Studio has been involved in designing unique projects for a wide range of clients both in the commercial worlds of high-fashion as well as the design of some of London’s most loved and revered restaurants, hotels and bars.


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FIONA BARRATT TOP UK Fiona Barratt is an award-winning interior designer and one of the UK’s leading figures in the universe of interior design. The designer gets her greatest inspiration from her family since the interest in architecture and design began with her grandfather. Mixing sophisticated neutrals with bursts of accent colours, Fiona Barratt makes the perfect balance in her projects.

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FRANCIS SULTANA TOP UK Francis Sultana is definitely a name you immediately recognize when it comes to top bespoke interior designers worldwide. He’s famous for his contemporary and sophisticated vision of the modern interiors, as well as his unique style and close relationship with the art world which has allowed him to create unique pieces such as cabinetry, tables, upholstery and lighting.


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KELLY HOPPEN TOP UK With a differentiating signature style and over 40 years of experience, Kelly Hoppen is clearly an icon and one of the most celebrated interior designers in the world. Throughout the years, she has received multiple awards, been featured in numerous publications and collaborated with several selected brands. Based in London, Hoppen is known for the idea of giving the most personalized and proper interiors according to the client’s lifestyle.

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KRIS TURNBULL STUDIOS TOP UK Kris Turnbull Studios is the best at giving a modern approach to a luxury interior design project since 2007, and that’s exactly why his design firm is so highly sought after. With a creative team that offers the best interior design, architecture, interior architecture and styling services, Kris Turnbull is definitely a reference to all the contemporary interior design community.


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ROSE UNIACKE TOP UK Rose Uniacke is one of the UK’s top interior designers, well-known for her ability to create calm, balanced, refined interiors. Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, getting to know clients, understanding their needs and preferences, winning their trust and collaborating with them is at the heart of Rose’s work; and it’s something she finds particularly rewarding.

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STAFFAN TOLLGÅRD DESIGN GROUP TOP UK Founded in 2005, Staffan Tollgård Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for discerning clients and is internationally known for its bold take on residential interiors. Founded by Staffan and Monique Tollgard, the studio’s authentic style is born out of Asian and Scandinavian functionalism, mixed with a strong appreciation of furniture as sculptural art.


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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS TOP UK Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect who left an incredible legacy to the community, that lives on through Zaha Hadid Architects. The buildings of the studio are distinctively neo-futuristic, characterised by the “powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures” with “multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life”. At the moment the design studio is managed by a group of four directors: Mouzhan Majidi, Gianluca Racana, Jim Heverin and Charles Walker.

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5 JANELAS TOP PORTUGAL With more than 20 years of work in interior decoration and embracing his own maturity, Francisco Neves shows his studio, 5 Janelas. This space is the total reveal of his design identity and way of being, not deviating from the course and still surpassing all expectations of the faithful clientele for over two decades.


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ANA CORDEIRO TOP PORTUGAL Prego Sem Estopa was born on the ground-floor of number 36 of Calçada do Combro, a space that quickly became a landmark of good taste. In January 2012, Ana Cordeiro was invited to internationalize her brand at Maison et Objet, one of the most prestigious fairs in Paris. There, she presented a collection in a reinvented vintage style, consisting of furniture designed by her, unique lamps, clean lines and a colour palette marked by blue, pink, yellow and green.

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CATARINA BATISTA TOP PORTUGAL It was in 2011 that Catarina Batista, a trained architect, founded her studio, Catarina Batista Studio. In order to meet the needs of Portuguese families, she mainly develops private projects for single-family homes. Specializing in interior design, rehabilitation, and decoration, the Studio offers the creativity and attention to detail needed to ensure the obvious connection between the emotions and dreams of the mirrored clients in every detail of the project.


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EMMANUEL BABLED TOP PORTUGAL Emmanuel Babled is a French designer who decided to make a living in Portugal and has always been a firm defender of traditional craftsmanship, as well as a man who’s been handling a series of furniture and interior design initiatives in that country. Most notably, he has been working with Murano Glass for years now, being involved in a series of projects that allow the combination of his experience in glasswork, with other traditional craftsmanship techniques.

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JOANA ASTOLFI TOP PORTUGAL Joana Astolfi is an artist, architect and designer who draws visual inspiration from a broad universe of found objects. Starting from Joana’s creative vision, Studio Astolfi is a team of artists, architects and technicians who specialize in telling stories, evoking memories and captivating the curiosity of our audiences. Studio Astolfi has created projects for Hermès, Cantinho do Avillez, Claus Porto, São Lourenço do Barrocal, A Padaria Portuguesa, Lx Factory, PARK Bar, João Manzarra, André Ópticas and NOS, among many others.


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LISETE REIS TOP PORTUGAL Lisete Reis is the proof that having two loves is not impossible. After working as a journalist for 20 years, she created a design blog evolved to a store in Porto. In the store, you can find comfortable armchairs, worked mirrors, various cushions, Portuguese ceramics, among many other things. The all-white decoration is one of Lisete’s favourite trends, which is highlighted with vivid colours and some improbable combinations. As for style, there is a bit of everything - “We go from the contemporary to the classic, from Provencal to romantic, with golds and carvings”.

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MUSA DÉCOR TOP PORTUGAL Created by Soraia Pereira in 1999, Musa DÊcor combines both architecture and design services, so that each work reflects the inspirations and desires of each client on the inside and outside of the house. Its style is characterized by being full of emotions and positive energy, turning simple spaces into rooms where you can whether have a cosy family gathering or an elegant cocktail party with friends.


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NINI ANDRADE SILVA TOP PORTUGAL 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, such as Vila Foz Hotel & Spa in Porto, Portugal. 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.

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STUDIO ARTE TOP PORTUGAL Based in Portugal, Studio Arte is a design ensemble offering rich expertise which operates in a different way, within the architectural practice. Rather than focusing on the singular, Studio Arte strives to look at the plural to ensure that no project details are overlooked. By listening to their clients, they present a lifestyle on which they base their sketches, creating a concept that suits their clients vision.


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VITERBO INTERIOR DESIGN TOP PORTUGAL Viterbo Interior Design is a leading family-owned interior design company, with offices in Portugal and Singapore. At Viterbo Interior Design, they hold the deep-rooted belief that their success is not based own a predictable aesthetic but rather on their genuine efforts to deliver a unique project that transmits balance and aesthetics thus enhancing your life quality.

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ADRIANA NICOLAU TOP SPAIN Adriana Nicolau is an interior designer that creates projects with a nurturing and cozy environment. Her projects are filled with antiques, which she avidly searched for in the trails of Madrid and in the corners of the MarchĂŠ aux Puces, in Paris. Her studio is located in Madrid and it is permanently seeking out new projects from which people can get inspired by.


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ISABEL LÓPEZ-QUESADA TOP SPAIN Isabel López-Quesada has dedicated herself to interior design since she was a child, and opened her studio 30 years ago in Madrid. She has projects all around the world, from the US, to France, Japan and the Dominican Republic. Her projects are some of the best ideas and inspiration for interior design, offering a miscellaneous design, with the top trends of English and French style. Isabel is definitely one of the top luxury interior designers in the world.

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JAIME BERIESTAIN STUDIO TOP SPAIN

Jaime Beriestain Studio is an award-winning design and architecture studio based in Madrid, with an impressive portfolio. The studio was launched in 2002 and it has created a huge number of projects for the time being. Their luxurious undertakings range from the biggest hotels to the smallest of projects. Their main goal is to search for the specific nature of each project and adapt a design solution to meet the criteria of each individual client.


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JORGE CAÑETE TOP SPAIN A Swiss of Catalan and Andalusian origin, Jorge Cañete did not choose to devote his life to interior design and architecture by chance. His graduation in Interior Design and his previous experience in architecture studios was his launchpad to set up his studio in 2005: INTERIOR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY. The designer decided to express his creativity in 3D through interior design. Cañete’s work received several awards and was mentioned in numerous magazines, highlighting his peculiar style: a poetic vision of the world.

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KEISU CONECTA TOP SPAIN Keisu Conecta is a good example of a company that can provide its clients with a wide range of lighting, furniture, decoration and sound equipment, all of which with the intention of providing an integral solution for all projects they take on. The company has the advantage of having a team of professionals with a long career in the sector who are capable of providing tailor-made and innovative solutions for architectural and design projects.


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MASQUESPACIO TOP SPAIN Masquespacio is an award-winning studio created by Ana Milena and Christophe Penasse in 2001, Valencia. It is a luxurious studio internationally celebrated for being set on new and innovative concepts for all kinds of projects. Masquespacio creates the best experiences that successfully seduce end-users with different products and decoration. They like new challenges and approach every project with enthusiasm by designing brands and spaces as well as coming up with new strategies to give a new meaning to space.

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MERCEDES ARCE TOP SPAIN Mercedes Arce has a passion for three elements in particular in her career: design, architecture and art. Always on the lookout for top trends, she successfully creates a certain harmony inherent to all the interiors she took on, more specifically spaces filled with “suitable spaces and personality�.


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PEPE LEAL TOP SPAIN Pepe Leal has a degree in Art History, a background that provided him with a theoretical basis to project himself later in the world of decoration. After learning painting techniques, and 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 and a privileged place in the world of decoration. Since 1996, he’s become one of the rising values of ​​ interior design and decoration.

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SARA FOLCH TOP SPAIN Founded by Sara Folch, Sara Folch Interior Design is an amazing design studio that has been around for more than 25 years. The team at the Barcelona architecture studio has designed hundreds of projects, making Sara Folch one of the most renowned interior designers. Each project is a new opportunity to innovate, combine and create unique and personalized spaces considering each detail. All clients are different as well as every order that comes within.


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SUSANNA COTS TOP SPAIN Susanna Cots created her interior design studio in 2001 and, since then, her international presence has been increasing. Within her interior design projects, she projects a unique complexity, sensibility and an timeless feel to them, which results in the conception of spaces with contrasts, details and elements that balance the overall design and decoration in a unique way.

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CARLO BERLIN TOP GERMANY Carlo Berlin is a company that is used to handling a variety of establishments such as hotel buildings, bars, shop fittings, offices and private homes realizing an individual solution for several areas such as construction, conversion and interior design. In general, they have a very eclectic style that matches a variety of tastes for their clients. From design to completion, Carlo Bernin is the good example of a company that counts with the support of several builders, specialist planners and suppliers, making sure to implement the personal concepts of each individual and obtaining quality furnishings from several origins.


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EMPORIUM BERLIN TOP GERMANY Emporium is a perfect example of a design company that has design in its core. With more than 15 years of experience in the interior design world, they provide the utmost quality in terms of lighting and furniture design items. In a world where pieces are made to transfer an emotion into the room, this firm has a one-of-a-kind certainty in the matter by combining a refined taste with care and core values such as high-quality craftsmanship and first-class materials, offering an exclusive way of making every purchase an easy feat along with the finest consulting expertise and of course, dedication.

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EXPRIMO BERLIN TOP GERMANY From commercial to individual design projects, Exprimo Berlin is engaged in several design fusions and projects. With great experience when it comes to working remotely, this is a design studio that takes every inch of what the client has in mind into consideration, making sure that every piece of personality is fitted into space. They have the ability to create the atmosphere of any room using the mix of historical designs with contemporary elements, while taking close care of the details.


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FINE ROOMS DESIGN KONZEPTE GMBH TOP GERMANY

Fine Rooms specializes in the development of design concepts in architecture, interior design, product design and art. Markus Hilzinger and Isabella Hamann are the current creative directors of this amazing Berlin-Based company. Fine Rooms stands out for their sensitive and exclusive customer relationships and project management. The creative mind of the Studio is Isabella Natalia Hamann, a top designer who was born in Opole, Poland, and studied at the Technical Universities in Wroclaw and Krakow. By working with Klaus Eberhard Ott, Hamann was able to expand her knowledge and focus on the renovation of historic villas. From 1999 to 2011 she worked as an interior designer and product designer for amj-design.

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GISBERT PĂ–PPLER TOP GERMANY Gisbert PĂśppler Architecture and Interior is a company that combines the deep knowledge of architecture, interior design and custom furnishings within a boutique studio. Here, the view of the larger image and refined detail are both integrated into Jewel-Box rooms, specially developed for commercial and private customers. By bringing together a comprehensive understanding of space, colour, light and features, the team orchestrates a complete environmental experience - rooms with an overarching concept that unites. Exuberant embellishment is tempered with northern European restraint and harmonious hybrids to create an unexpected elegance in the interior of any project they take on.


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IVY’S DESIGN TOP GERMANY Ivy’s Design is the result of the creativity of Ivana Bukvic, known by many as both a savvy entrepreneur, as well as an interior designer. After the redesigning of an historic building in Berlin´s upscale quartier Mitte, she went on to create her own design studio. Her creation consists of a company that follows through 5 essential keywords: community, quality, art, nature and colour. Despite having a small team, this company managed to tackle on many types of challenges such as private kitchen areas and also 7 000 sq meter coworking franchises. Their chic and classy style that shows in their interior design projects is a reflection of their mindset: to create a project inspired by the client and, above all, inspiring for the client.

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JBW INTERIORS TOP GERMANY JBW Interiors is a company that results from the combined efforts of siblings Juergen and Bernd Wagner, both of whom have been producing furniture and high quality interiors in Berlin since 1988. Having began as a company that manufactured individual pieces, it would end up evolving to a company that specialized in private interiors counting with a team of around 30 employees. In 2017 they gave another important step in their fame by merging their furniture and lighting division into their new umbrella brand known as JBW Interiors & Lights. They present a sophistication and quality in both their interior and lighting projects, having the firm belief that beauty can be found in the little details.


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KITZIG INTERIOR DESIGN TOP GERMANY Kitzig Interior Design is an outstanding interior design company based in Lippstadt, Germany and with offices in Bochum, Munich, and London. The company was founded in 1998 by Olaf Kitzig and it’s specialized in the creation of extraordinary projects for the Hospitality and Catering Industries, but it also creates tailor-made design projects for Shop and Retail Trade fields. Olaf Kitzig and his interdisciplinary team passionately work in a holistic way to create distinctive and tailor-made concepts with focus in the area of hotel, gastronomy, office and retail.

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PARIS 56 TOP GERMANY Detlev Bรถhnke is the owner and leader of Paris 56 Fine Interiors, an exhibition space, studio and workshop all fused into one. This top multifunctioning studio specializes in residential and commercial projects, having a very specific and strong motto that they take to heart with each new challenge that comes their way. The leader of this company, Detlev, is an experienced architect that has had his own business for 12 years. Since the creation of Paris 56, he and his team have done a series of private and commercial projects, all around Europe, earning the fame as one of the best studios in Berlin.


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SEBASTIAN HERKNER TOP GERMANY German designer Sebastian Herkner is embarking on an ever-growing number of collaborations with international design houses and over the course of the past decade has received over 30 awards in recognition of his innovative yet traditional work. Maison et Objet has always sought to honour designers whose originality and excellence impact their generation, and Herkner’s astonishing career path propelled him straight onto the trade fair’s radar, sealing the decision to turn the January 2019 edition’s spotlight onto the design scene’s rising star.

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ALEXANDRA FEDOROVA TOP RUSSIA Alexandra Fedorova is a Russian architect with a timeless sense of architecture and interior design that manages to keep looking relevant even with the passing of years. Regardless of the challenge she and her team get, they never fail in conceding a unique personalized service for the variety of clients they deal with.


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DOM-A TOP RUSSIA Dom-A is a company composed by talented designers Maria Silver and Sergey Makushev, easily able to handle a variety of projects, be it classical, modern or eclectic. They have several ways of maintaining a simple luxury and upbringing in their interior design projects, which has allowed them to obtain remarkable results in projects such as penthouses, cottages and hotels.

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IRINA AND EVGENY PATRUSHEV TOP RUSSIA Irina and Evgeny Patrushev are a design duo who have been behind some of the top design projects in all of Russia. The couple is very famous in their home country thanks to their unique style of Architecture and Design, guided by the belief that their profession involves a lot of self-improvement and the accumulation of knowledge and skills.


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ILUIIA SHEIPUNAS TOP RUSSIA Iluiia Sheipunas may be a newcomer in the Moscow Design Scene but she’s definitely leaving her mark thanks to her strong passion for luxury design. Her style is best defined as being simple yet elegant, a quality that is conquering a lot of attentions from the Russian crowds.

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KATERINA GOODWILL TOP RUSSIA Katerina Goodwill is a perfect example of a promising Russian interior designer that manages to handle multiscale projects as well as performing a variety of tasks in order to effectively provide a good result for the client’s needs. She can handle private projects seen that they are a way for her to perfect her capacity of solving the problems of interior design.


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KATERINA LASHMANOVA TOP RUSSIA Katerina Lashmanova is an interior designer from Moscow that has been making waves on a worldwide scale. Inspired by modern classic concepts, Katerina Lashmanova is all about comfortable spaces, beautiful colour palettes and harmonious shapes. With an outstanding portfolio, she brings alive charming interior design projects.

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OLEG KLODT TOP RUSSIA Based in Moscow, Architectural Design Studio of Oleg Klodt is a world-class interior design firm that features a large spectrum of projects for private homes and apartments, hotels, restaurants and shops. Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova are the artists behind this amazing design company, where they share an eclectic and high-quality design.


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POLINA PIDSTAN TOP RUSSIA Polina Pidstan has been involved in the interior design world since 2008, mainly specializing in the conception of private interiors in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. She successfully combines functionality, comfort, style elegance and sophistication into her interior projects, which manages to make her style feel modern and innovative with the mix of several types of materials.

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SVETLANA POZDNYAKOVA TOP RUSSIA Svetlana Pozdnyakova has her own unique style of sense and creativity which has allowed her to easily take on different projects in different ways, be it the design of a country house or a small apartment. Among her top goals, the Russian interior designer still focuses is the purpose of expanding the geography of her activity to different cities of Russia and abroad.


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VADIM MALTSEV TOP RUSSIA Vadim Maltsev started his career and life initially as an ideological designer-inspirer and art director, being known for being focused on a steady aspiration to perfection. In interior design he’s known for his modern and often radical take on a variety of projects, something that’s clearly reflected by the projects of his own firm Vadim Maltsev Design & Decor | Furniture.

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ANDREA BENTO TOP BRAZIL Aside from creating bespoke interior design projects for the different parts of the house, the renowned interior designer is known as the “little princesses”, kids and architect/decorator specialist from São Paulo. Inspired by the magical world of children’s imagination, the interior designer always incorporates bright colour tones and creative concepts in her magical design projects that can take any client back to their own childhood dreams. From princess-like bedroom decor to nautical themed bedroom projects, her inspiring creations are based on the dreams of the little ones.


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BRUNETE FRACCAROLI TOP BRAZIL Considered one of the most renowned architects in the country, Brunete Fraccaroli graduated from Mackenzie University of São Paulo and is currently recognized as the “Queen of Colour” of Brazil. With 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design, the bespoke design projects created by the Brazilian interior designer have been published in several magazines. Incorporating unique colours, textures and shapes in elegant shabby-chic environments is one of her passions, as you can see from her popular modern residential projects like Housing in Guarajá, Perdizes apartment, Sumaré residence, and Aclimação apartment.

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CAMILLA MATARAZZO TOP BRAZIL With 25 years of experience in the interior design industry, the interior designer is specialized in interior architecture and customized design projects. From bespoke residential interiors to innovative, Matarazzo features an extensive portfolio of design projects in the city of São Paulo that combines the sophistication of the classic with the practicality of the modern design style. Her design studio is considered one of the most respected offices in the city thanks to the talent and professionalism and high-quality services. The company has participated in several exhibitions, such as Mostra Casa Cor São Paulo, Equipotel and Casa da Criança project.


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CAMPANA BROTHERS TOP BRAZIL The Campana Brothers (Humberto Campana and Fernando Campana) are a Brazilian design studio that has been making headlines for several years. In 1983, the two brothers teamed up to make furniture made out of ordinary materials including scraps and waste products such as cardboard, rope, cloth and wood scraps, plastic tubes and aluminium wire. From 1997, some of their products - including the Vermelha chair - began to be produced and sold in Italy. In 1998, the Campana Brothers became the first Brazilian artists to exhibit their work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, alongside German lighting designer Ingo Maurer. In 2002, the renowned interior designers started crafting their own line of limited editions and unique pieces handmade at their studio in SĂŁo Paulo. The Campana Brothers studio is represented by Friedman Benda in New York, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London and Paris, as well as Galleria O in Rome. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 155. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 155.


CASSIANA FRANCO TOP BRAZIL Trained in interior design and with a wide experience in project development and management, Cassiana Franco graduated in Interior Design by Panamericana de Artes. She is very inspired by her incredible traveling experiences where she gained contact with different cultures and styles. Her design studio is focused on transforming your desire for beauty and comfort into an everyday reality, in all the environments of your home. The interior designer has created more than 60 contemporary design projects of the condominiums Chamonix, Villa Veneto, Laranjeiras, Santa Rosa and Ville de France, in Itatiba.


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FERNANDA MARQUES TOP BRAZIL Considered one of the best interior designers in Brazil, Fernanda Marques was born in Sao Paulo and graduated in Architecture from the SĂŁo Paulo University. Early in her career, she was an apprentice of Gian Carlo Gasperini, one of the masters of contemporary architecture in Brazil. In 1990 she opened her own office, Fernanda Marques Architects, which acts as a channel for its multidisciplinary work. Defining architecture as a creative and comprehensive activity, Fernanda does not limit her work on the playing field. Aside from the architecture and interior design, this company develops objects, shows and projects with graphic, auditory and visual content.

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INFINITY SPACES TOP BRAZIL Led by Giseli Koraicho, an interior designer from Panamericana de Arte and Design, the interior design studio develops unique contemporary design projects that combine sustainability and technology with amazing aesthetics. From unique residential projects to corporative interiors, each of their amazing design projects follows the latest design trends. “There’s nothing better after completing a project then to feel and prove that my client feels welcomed in the projected environment and, more than that, that his personality is marked within each of the spaces�, say the interior designer who have been operating in the interior design industry for over five years.


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SIG BERGAMIN TOP BRAZIL Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Santos, Sig Bergamin signed residential and commercial projects throughout Brazil and even in Europe and the United States, with a style that he himself defines as a combination of eclecticism, ethnic diversity, humour and versatility. The renowned architect has participated in some of the most important exhibitions and design events such as Casa Cor, Show houses and Showcases and his work has gained prominence in books, magazines, newspapers, TV and radio programs. In 1997 he launched the book SIG, in partnership with the photographer Tuca Reinés where gathered his best projects done so far. In 2003, he launched two other nominated books “I love it!” and “I love Brazil”, where he gives tips and decoration and has a bit of its history. Known for incorporating your personal taste into the design, his amazing house represents perfectly his signature style. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 159. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 159.


STUDIO (M) ARQUITETURA TOP BRAZIL This renowned design studio directed by the distinguished architect Camila Moreno features a wide portfolio of contemporary design projects in São Paulo and in the interior and coastline of Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro. With 10 years of experience, each of their inspiring design projects is tailored according to the client’s needs, dreams and lifestyle. When it comes to their take on the interior design industry, “Do it with soul, creativity and love. Put a part of yourself in what you do” is their daily motto.


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ALINE DINIS ARQUITETURA DE INTERIORES TOP BRAZIL Recognized for her signature style of neutral bases and finishes, the interior designer graduated from the Faculdade Belas Artes of São Paulo and also gained a MBA in Management for Office of Architecture and Interior Design by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Aline’s work is focused on sustainability in interior design, aiming at the reuse of materials as well as opting for the appropriate technologies. From commercial projects to corporate space and residential design, Aline Dinis customizes her creations according to the client’s needs and style. In every interior design project that she creates, the interior designer chooses natural, high-quality materials to bring warmth, elegance and functionality to the overall look. She is an inspiration in the contemporary design movement.

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CAMDEN LANE INTERIORS TOP CANADA Camden Lane Interiors is a full-service interior design boutique lead by Lucy Morozko who is specialized in highend residential designs. Lucy has over 10 years of design experience, specializing in various project fields such as retail, hospitality, and luxury residential design. With extensive experience in residential projects, Camden Lane Interiors’ main focus is developing amazing projects with their signature luxurious and contemporary design style, by providing them with creative design solutions.


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COE MUDFORD INTERIOR DESIGN TOP CANADA

Coe Mudford Interior Design, also known as CMID, is a design collective made up of talented professionals, each with their own unique experiences, perspectives and skills. Carey Mudford and Erin Coe are the lead designers of the studio, that has a history of over 25 years, where it has designed in elite neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. CMID prides itself on its distinctive interiors and exquisite attention to detail, creating the ultimate modern spaces fit for a variety of tastes.

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DOUGLAS DESIGN STUDIO TOP CANADA Founded in 1995 by Jeffrey A. Douglas, Douglas Design Studio focuses on creating interior designs that fully mirror the client’s style and desires. It’s the Studio’s philosophy that each home must reflect who its owners are, so the designers bring infinite creativity, energy and order to the project, fulfilling all of the client’s dreams. With a sleek and elegant contemporary design style, Douglas Design Studio is a company that aims to exceed all of their client’s design expectations.


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HARRISON FAE DESIGN TOP CANADA Harrison Fae Design was founded by Alicia Sass with the dream of creating spaces that have the perfect balance of bold design, elegant style and timeless sophistication. The team at Harrison Fae has extensive experience in residential and commercial projects, such as the Ritz Carlton Residences. All of their works have their unique, contemporary touch, with little touches of luxury and modernism mixed in the interiors they have tackled on.

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HOK CANADA TOP CANADA HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with a network of 24 offices on three continents. Their first Canadian office opened in Toronto in 1997, when the studio merged with Urbana Architects. Their design solutions are a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary teams to research alternatives, in order to imagine new, sustainable solutions for our built environment. HOK has won several awards, most notably the #1 Architecture/Engineering firm by Architectural Record.


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LORI MORRIS TOP CANADA Lori Morris is the design force behind the House of LMD, a popular and spectacular design studio that has been shaking up the design world in North America since 1987. With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, the House of LMD has produced some amazing design projects across the world in the last decades. Lori Morris delivers original designs and unparalleled luxury experience for its clients. The studio has an extensive portfolio, with both residential and hospitality projects, such as the 200 Russell Hill Hotel in Toronto. Regardless of the scope or scale of a project, the designer always challenges the boundaries of traditional design firms with her characteristic contemporary and maximalist design style.

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MASON STUDIO TOP CANADA Mason Studio is an award-winning interior design firm whose work focuses on the mix of art, objects, graphics and technology. Stanley Sun and Ashley Rumsey are the talented duo behind the Toronto-based studio, featuring an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial projects, as well as conceptual installations, that can be admired on almost every continent. Mason Studio respects tradition but doesn’t fear change, resulting in the perfect combination of a contemporary design solution.


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SUPERKÜL TOP CANADA superkül is a Toronto-based architectural studio founded by Meg Graham and Andre D’Elia in 2002. Today superkül is recognized as a leading design practice with a broad portfolio of project types, from single-family housing to larger-scale commercial and institutional work. Aside from being diverse, all of the projects they undertake share an attention to detail and material at both the large and the small scale, an engagement of the clients involved, and a connection of buildings to their built and natural contexts.

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TOMAS PEARCE TOP CANADA Tomas Pearce is an incredible design company based in Toronto. Led by principal partners Melandro Quilatan and Tania Richardson, the team at Tomas Pearce is a collaboration of talented, energetic and experienced professionals. The firm’s list of luxury residences is expansive and includes homes in many of Toronto’s desired communities. Commercially, Tomas Pearce works with leading industry developers to design high-end spaces. The firm’s style is motivated by a love of good design, both modern and traditional.


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YABU PUSHELBERG TOP CANADA Founded by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg in 1980, the stunning success of this studio can be justified by its creativity, as well as by its organization in their services. The studio is divided into six teams comprised of design and project management personnel specializing in luxury design. Yabu Pushelberg has been honoured with the Platinum Circle Award, for the exceptional achievement in the hospitality industry, as well as the James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in restaurant design.

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ADE ARQUITECTOS TOP MEXICO This young architectural design and interior design studio is located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon (Mexico) and offers incredible services in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, the rest of the Mexican Republic and the United States of America. Their main goal is to achieve spaces that complement both the architectural part and the interior. With design projects spread around these three areas, this incredible design studio is famous for capturing the clients’ vision and style, as you can see from their amazing contemporary residential projects, such as Las Moras interiors, Metropolitan apartment and Cima’s interior design project. Thanks to their incredible work in customized architecture and interior design solutions, this Mexican design firm is one of the fastest growing Architectural studios in the region!


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COMITÉ DE PROYECTOS TOP MEXICO Founded in 2014 by Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto, the Mexico City-based interior and furniture design studio offers a unique aesthetic approach and a group of spatial solutions that encourage the dynamics of integration between individuals and living spaces. Their inspiring contemporary projects have been recognized in multiple national and international publications. The award-winning design team won an Honorable mention for Esthetic, Binomios Collection – Design Week Mexico 2016 and Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards and have participated in many design exhibitions in Mexico.

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CONCHA DE PALACIO INTERIORES TOP MEXICO Concha de Palacio Interiores is regarded as one of the top Mexican Designers, partially thanks to its inspiring range of amazing contemporary design projects, each of them spread throughout the country. Aside from their excellent interior design service, the also have the advantage of having a retail business with a flagship store in Las Lomas, featuring luxury examples of high-end home decor and custom furniture.


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JOEL ESCALONA TOP MEXICO The renowned interior designer founded his industrial design studio that is now considered as a top Central American Multi-Purpose Design Studio with a strong vision for the future. Specialized in product development, interior design and creative direction within fashion, furniture, lifestyle, and technology, they have worked with a wide range of clients from Mexico, the United States, Europe and Asia, which provided them a global vision of the industry and what the international clients are looking for. As one of the most prolific and multidisciplinary designers of his generation, Joel has worked on a set of projects ranging from product design, furniture and jewelry, to consulting and has participated in international design events such as Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, DESIGN MIAMI / BASEL in Switzerland and ICFF in New York City.

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LEGORRETA SEPÚLVEDA TOP MEXICO With more than 20 years of experience, this architecture and design studio is specialized in Creative Projects for 200 constructions. To achieve authentic designs in an assembly of architecture, engineering, design, furniture and landscape, they combine creative processes and approaches to scaling, from the general to the particular and vice versa.“We believe that knowing your work with architecture can be something positive for you”. All of their modern design projects are based on commitment, accompaniment and collaboration in the short, medium and long term. We review the life cycle of each project and its different stages: concept, program, project, planning, preparation of plans and specifications, permits and authorizations, construction supervision and construction execution. This design studio is considered as one of the top Design Specialists in Mexico.


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LEMONBE TOP MEXICO Lemonbe is an interior design firm that aims to be the first firm in its country to create some of the most memorable and amazing contemporary design projects full of color and positive feelings. With that goal in mind they are known for developing colorful living spaces as well as some fashion inspired projects. They have the advantage of having high-quality services of interior design, custom furniture design and project consulting, featuring a wide range of popular contemporary design projects.

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MA WORKS TOP MEXICO MA Works is run by Melissa, a multidisciplinary artist from Tijuana, Mexico, who created this initiative with the purpose of combining artistic production with traditional artisanal techniques. The pieces she creates for M.A are unique and handmade alongside artisans who specialize in different ancestral processes. She’s focused on other types of projects, however her focus is also set on the preservation of craftsmanship and on the creation of both opportunities and income through the use of fair and horizontal manufacturing practices.


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MICHEL ROJKIND STUDIO TOP MEXICO Michel Rojkind Studio is an architecture studio focused on design, business tactics, and experiential innovation. The most notable parts of this company’s work come from urban strategies and modern architectural solutions, though services such as urban planning, industrial design and planning services. Their style is heavily defined by their investigation of contemporary programs, as well as the application of the latest technologies in their areas of work. Focusing on investigating contemporary programs, applying the latest technologies, and translating complex digital designs into simple solutions for local fabrication, Rojkind studio develops custom-made experiences for each one of our clients and end users. They have won several international awards since 2001, like Project of the Year in Architizer A+Awards (2018), Architecture + Concrete in Architizer A+Awards (2018), Top 100 ArchDaily in ArchDaily (2016), among others. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 179.


NOMADE ATELIER TOP MEXICO The company founded by duo Diana Quintero Vallejo and Ismael Bachri, counts with the work of the founders as well as a team of distinguished artisans, architects, and visual artists. Due to their cultural baggage they have the capacity of designing ideas that take shape with the manufacturing of furniture and custom objects meant for several types of spaces. Nomade Atelier values work and crafts that require manual tools and medium machinery.


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PECA TOP MEXICO Since 2007, the current head designer and Peca studio director, Caterina Moretti, has enriched their incredible product collection with her unique ability to work with natural materials, explore texture and form, and bring nature indoors in surprising ways. The independent design studio based in Guadalajara, Mexico, has established multiple collaborations with the local artisans and other inspiring designers in order to create a unique product catalog, rich in tradition and innovation. Their products range of custom design projects including furniture, accessories and interior design. Peca design studio has participated in several design exhibits that celebrate the ancient craftsmanship heritage, such as the 20 Years of New Creativity (group exhibit) at Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy (2017) and Abierto Mexicano de DiseĂąo group exhibit with Occidente in Mexico City (2015), among others.

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GREG NATALE DESIGN TOP AUSTRALIA Greg Natale is a top interior designer whose use of bold colour and pattern creates warm, layered, liveable spaces. Greg offers a generous and unique view into the creative process, sharing his passions, experiences, advice and the philosophy behind his richly tailored, sophisticated style. In 2001, he launched Greg Natale Design. This was around the end of the minimalism movement, and Natale chose to pursue a more luxurious look. His first major project was the 2002 design of the Gonano Apartment, with a decorative, repeated pattern coordinated on walls, blinds, bed linens and art. Based in Sydney, the firm handles interior design in residential, retail and commercial spaces and also does residential exterior design.


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HARE + KLEIN TOP AUSTRALIA Hare + Klein is led by Meryl Hare and Associate Dimity Chitty with a team of creative designers who have ensured that the practice has maintained its position as one of Australia’s leading interior design studios for nearly 30 years. The multi-award winning practice has built a reputation for approaching projects in a considered and collaborative way. They offer a full interior design service, from concept through to completion, delivering professional solutions that exceed expectations and add value to projects. With extensive experience in both residential and commercial projects, Hare + Klein always caters to the client’s needs, fulfilling their design vision with a modern and contemporary touch.

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MARC NEWSON TOP AUSTRALIA Marc Newson has been described as the most influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe. His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum and V&A, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Having set numerous records at auction, Newson’s work now accounts for almost 25% of the total contemporary design art market.


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MASSIMO INTERIORS TOP AUSTRALIA Massimo Interiors was created by Massimo Speroni. Born in Milano, the designer has an elegant approach to design that lies in his artful orchestration of scale and texture. His projects are tightly edited and typically shy from predictability, always opting for something more exotic. Consistent throughout his work is a sense of glamour, drawing inspiration from both classical and contemporary references skilfully merged in new and original contexts. His top approach to residential interior design is also largely based on the opposition of contrasts. Massimo draws every project by hand, applying the same procedure that the great Italian art masters like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This particular method makes each project original, unique and unrepeatable, balancing the freshness of the creativity with the perfection of the technique. Massimo Interiors’ work has been featured in several publications and TV shows. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 185. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 185.


NIC GRAHAM & ASSOCIATES TOP AUSTRALIA Nic Graham & Associates is an Australian interior design firm founded by interior designer Nic Graham. The firm’s work is contemporary but always inspired by mid-century vintage, incorporating a true sense of warmth and comfort. Since 1999 that Nic Graham & Associates is located in Sydney, with collaborative studios in China. A medium-sized team of design associates and design technicians focussing on unique hotels, restaurants and residential projects that allow them to explore bespoke design in every aspect of their work. A collaboration with Stellarworks has allowed a bespoke, hotel style furniture collection to be manufactured in Asia that is now available and distributed worldwide. The firm is celebrated for a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality projects in the Asia-Pacific region including QT Hotels in Australia and W Hotels in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane.


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SJB INTERIORS TOP AUSTRALIA SJB Interiors, currently under the leadership of Andrew Parr, Ljiljana Gazevic and Léo Terrando, is one of the biggest design and architecture firms in Australia, with an extensive portfolio of residential, retail and commercial projects in remarkable addresses all over the country. The firm strives to build sustainability into their work, resulting in design solutions that meet the public’s needs. When it comes to interior design, SJB Interiors creates spaces that provide comfort and delight while maintaining its timeless quality and contemporary design. Recently, the firm renovated the BMW dealership in Sydney, delivering an incredible building that perfectly combines modern design with the German brand’s high-tech engineering.

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SMART DESIGN STUDIO TOP AUSTRALIA Smart Design Studio, founded in 1997, is a multi-discipline design studio that offers professional services in architecture and interior architecture and design. William Smart is the founder and Creative Director of Smart Design Studio and is directly involved in every project, contributing at all stages from the design to the final delivery of the project. Smart Design Studio’s portfolio includes master-planning for urban centres, residential developments, retail and commercial developments, as well as product design. Some of their best commercial projects include the Central Park Display Pavillion and the Hyde Park Cafe.


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TRAVIS WALTON TOP AUSTRALIA Travis Walton is a Melbourne-based interior design and architecture company run by the homonymous inspiring artist Travis Walton. It’s an award-winning company whose portfolio is full of amazing works. Travis Walton works are always inspiring and beautiful and they astonish design lovers. The company provides a full design service, specializing in bringing to life unusual and innovative design projects with style and imagination. Passionate about fine detail and inspired by the unexpected, Walton’s design philosophy guarantees a unique and vibrant design solution for each new subject and space.

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CAMILLA MOLDERS DESIGN TOP AUSTRALIA Founded in 2004, Camilla Molders Design is an interior design and decoration studio that focuses on residential interiors. From large-scale renovations and new builds to single room makeovers, the studio works with their clients on all aspects of the design process, often collaborating with architects and builders, to create functional and beautiful spaces with furniture, fabrics, and art, that skilfully reflect the client’s personal taste and style. The studio eagers to create spaces that push design boundaries while balancing functionality with aesthetics, with a big focus on craftsmanship. Camilla’s interior design work in Australia has been featured in a host of Australian and international publications.


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ARATA ISOZAKI TOP JAPAN The architect established Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1963, when Japan had regained its sovereignty and was seeking physical rebuilding amidst political, economic and cultural uncertainty from the decimation of WWII. He has won the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize in a ceremony at the Château de Versailles in France, thanks to his transnational and fearlessly futurist approach to design. With more than 100 projects, Isozaki is the 49th architect and 8th Japanese architect to receive the honor. “The City” in the Air, in the Shinjuku neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan, is one of his renowned projects in the urbanism industry.


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GWENAEL NICOLAS TOP JAPAN Gwenael Nicolas is the interior designer who created Curiosity, which consists of a multidisciplinary studio currently based in Tokyo. Thanks to this project, Nicolas has been cooperating with a large spectrum of companies and clients which results in the creation of new products, materials and design identities. What’s remarkable about this firm has to do with the fact that it is constantly redefining several boundaries of design, more specifically interior design, architecture and product design.

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HASHIMOTO YUKIO TOP JAPAN Ranging from private restaurants, offices, retail and commercial spaces, to hospitality, restaurants, cafes, clinics and banquets, Hashimoto Yukio has a very diverse project portfolio. His philosophy focuses on designing ambience instead of the material, that allows him to create timeless and harmonious yet quite minimalistic interiors, where the finest details are brought to our attention by a subtle play of light. Hashimoto has won many prizes, including the Na-shop Lighting Contest Award (Excellence Prize), the JCD Award (Excellence Prize), and the IIDA Award for Excellence.


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KOICHI FUTATSUMATA TOP JAPAN Koichi Futatsumata was born in Kagoshima, Japan. After graduating from the Department of Engineering and Architecture at Kyushu Industrial University, Futatsumata set up the design unit “CASE-REAL” and started his incredible professional career as an interior designer. Thanks to his amazing design solutions in the areas of space, architecture and furniture, Futatsumata has exhibited his work at various exhibitions domestically and internationally.In 2013, Futatsumata set up “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO” where he developed his product design practice further.

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NENDO TOP JAPAN Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, Oki Sato studied architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo. He obtained his Master’s degree in 2002 and in the same year, the designer decided to create his incredible tokyo based-design studio, called nendo studio. Now he has taken up the international stage, with offices in Tokyo and Milan. The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in his designs, thanks to which he transforms the interactions of people with the objects surrounding them by creating a parenthesis in their life. This desire is found in the uncluttered and characteristic shapes of his designs, to which he always adds a touch of humour and conviviality.


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SHIGERU BAN TOP JAPAN Born in August 5 in 1957, Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. The renowned architect has won several design awards since 1985. One of Ban’s latest architectural projects is the Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport in the city of Makinohara, where the Japanese architect designed the extension and renovation of the existing terminal building.

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STEVE LEACH TOP JAPAN Steve Leach Group moved beyond just being the most established Interior Design Consultancy firm in East Asia and increased their service offering with new areas of expertise and partnerships to provide you with holistic answers. As a team, they create award-winning projects in interior, architectural and sustainable design that provide a fresh approach to each challenge. They have been distinguished with several design awards throughout the years, such as the Top 10 2017 Architects in Thailand, the Excellence Award For Hotel Category in 2016, The Gold Prize og Corporate Category in 2016 and The Honorable Award for Hotel Category in 2016.


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TADAO ANDO TOP JAPAN Tadao Ando is a self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. He was raised in Japan and this country really shaped his style as an architect and designer through religion and other culture aspects. Ando’s architectural style is said to create a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity. He favours designing complex spatial circulation while maintaining the appearance of simplicity. As a self-taught architect, Tadao keeps his Japanese culture and language in mind while he travels around Europe for research.

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TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA TOP JAPAN Born in 1967, the renowned designer worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. Active in the fields of design, architecture and contemporary art, Tokujin Yoshioka is highly acclaimed globally with works themed around the nature, which also reflect the Japanese idea of beauty. By giving figure to various human senses using materialistic elements such as light, Tokujin Yoshioka creates expressions that are unique and surpassing the concept of shape.


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YUTA TAKAHASHI TOP JAPAN With a simple and minimal approach to a clean modern design, Yuta Takahashi’s goal is to create amazing projects based on a sustainable design concept, staying socially conscious and aiming for cultural growth. The studio created by art director and designer based in Japan solidifies the identities of brands and companies by crafting polished, modern and valuable visual identities. Inspired by the minimal designs which grasp the essence of materials and remove unnecessary elements, Yuta Takahashi is working on branding, graphic design, packaging design, editorial design, web design and so on.

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DESIGN QUBE TOP INDIA Design Qube is a company formed by a team of architects and interior designers with a range of services like architecture design, interior design, landscape architecture, project management, turnkey contracting and civil construction. With such a different set of projects, they happen to be a design partner when it comes to turning ideas into reality. Based in four cities, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Jaipur, Design Qube is one of the best companies in India.


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GAURI KHAN TOP INDIA The stylish interior designer that has a passion for neutrals and luxury design has captured the world with her true essence of design. With a low key colour palette, the interior designer is all about getting the old and the new in one setting – creating an intense and appealing aesthetic like no other. All in one setting with an incredible and timeless experience in decor, Gauri Khan Designs is all about making dreams come true. The designer was enlisted as Fortune India Most Powerful Women list of 2018.

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MORPH DESIGN TOP INDIA Based in Bangalore, India, and founded by Anjum Jung, Morph Design has become one of the most exciting interior design companies in India. Ms. Jung’s holistic approach to design and execution might have something to do with Morph Design. Morph Design looks at the big picture when designing a new project, what makes them so intrinsically connected with this idea of sustainability and local production. To make their holistic approach whole, the interior design studio makes sure to work locally with nothing but the best materials and craftsmen from their own workshop in Bangalore. This is what allows them to keep focused on creating timeless and classic spaces with a signature eclectic style.


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RAJIV SAINI TOP INDIA Founded in 1995 by Rajiv Saini, the award-winning practice of Rajiv Saini and Associates (RSA) has established itself as one of the leading design studios in the country. Blending contemporary design with exquisitely crafted details, the practice specializes in residential and hospitality design. The Rajiv Saini has projects spread all over of the world, from Dubai, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom, achieving multiple awards when it comes to fabulous interiors.

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RAVISH VOHRA TOP INDIA Ravish Vohra has been in the bespoke lifestyle industry since 1992 and he has developed a true passion for architecture and interiors. This drive to create incredible high-end luxury design has lead him to the success he has now, being one of the best interior designers in India. It all started with a passion for the bespoke lifestyle industry and it escalated into a love for architecture and interiors. This need for design in his life has turned into the business and passion of a lifetime, naturally bringing to life Ravish Vohra Home, his own store, launched in October 2010 and showcasing the best of the luxury lifestyle. Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: these are the factors that, combined, gave birth to the lasting success of Ravish Vohra.


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SAVIO AND RUPA INTERIOR CONCEPTS TOP INDIA

Award-winning Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts company comes from Bangalore, with their unique, contemporary interiors. The multifaceted interior design firm founded by Savio Michael and Rupa Savio perfectly illustrates India’s interior design scene and how fast it’s growing to become one of the most luxurious markets on the planet. Working with the best German and Italian components, accessories, and materials, Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts ensure the best-fitting concept to each of their client’s needs. These include French-style villas, Scandinavian-inspired flats, as well as the most premium, exclusive contemporary interiors for the luxury and ultra-luxury segments the Bangalore-based studio keeps working with.

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SHERNAVAZ BHARUCHA TOP INDIA Shernavaz Interiors is a company run by Shernavaz Bharucha, an interior designer who has managed to establish herself as one of the best interior designers in Bangalore. She has a style in which classic meets contemporary, as well as a work philosophy in which she brings the best refinement and elegance that her customers wish to see in their interiors. The main motto of both the designer and her firm is delivering premier luxury design in a professional manner without compromising on quality and client comfort.


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SUSSANNE KHAN TOP INDIA Known as The Charcoal Project, Sussanne Khan’s studio first saw the light of day in 2011, establishing itself as “India’s first and most unique design concept store” and eventually changing the meaning of curated interior design in India. The Mumbai-born interior designer obtained an Associate Art Degree in Interior Design from Brooks College, Long Beach, California in the year 1995, having designed her first project in 1996. In 2011, Khan developed and established her biggest project. A concept store and design studio, The Charcoal Project. Along with a team of architects, interior and product designers, Sussanne has created many conceptual projects that range from residential private homes, destination villas to commercial offices and model show apartments for various leading real estate companies. COVETED MAGAZINE PAGE 209.


TPA TOP INDIA Founded in Mumbai in 1964 by Noshir D. Talati, Talati & Panthaky Associated (TPA) is a premier consultancy firm that has been growing and specializing in architecture, interior design and construction administration for the past 50 years. Wanting to stand out from the competition and excel as a company known for its dedication, transparency, quality, and service, TPA provided outstanding design services, delivered by a team of over 300 people comprised of architects, interior designers, engineers, draughtsman and support staff. Having worked in many interior design and architecture projects over the years, TPA has gained an indisputable reputation as one of the biggest names in the design industry in Mumbai.


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ZZ ARCHITECTS TOP INDIA ZZ Architects is a multidisciplinary and multi-award winning design firm led by Principal Architects Krupa Zubin and Zubin Zainuddin that is by now considered one of the top interior design firms in India. With stunning projects across the country, we can understand why this interior design firm is on the top in everyone’s list. With a team of over 60 Architects and Interior Designers, ZZ Architects was born with a clear goal and vision to spread the best of luxury design and architecture across key cities in the country, and also select cities globally, with clients including leaders in business, finance and industry, as well as society, film and politics.

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AVANZATO DESIGN TOP MIDDLE EAST Avanzato Design, run by Vincenzo Avanzato since 1999, is the perfect example of a company that manages to deliver on a variety of luxury interior design projects by providing a variety of solutions from a vast array of resources. This unique way of doing his work has resulted in a series of innovative, personalized atmospheres, as well as some bespoke exclusive finishes fitting for today’s diversified lifestyles.


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BISHOP DESIGN TOP MIDDLE EAST Founded by Paul Bishop in 2004, Bishop Design LLC has continuously completed projects spread across the entire MENA region and the whole world. It is through the studio’s execution of well-planned design solutions, extensive expertise of product knowledge and costs along with the dedicated coordination and supervision, that their portfolio holds hundreds of successfully executed worldwide projects. Utilizing state-of-the-art materials and products by incorporating bespoke custom-made pieces, it enables Bishop Design LLC to continually expand and develop new design methods in the ever-changing market.

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CAROL FINNIE TOP MIDDLE EAST Carol Finnie is a commercial interior design consultant specialized in the hospitality and leisure sector. The renowned designer joined JPA Design from an international design firm. Her personal approach has always been about the successful relationship and interaction between the design process and client. Finnie’s main goal is to translate the client’s vision into a unique and personalized design, led by a carefully selected team of designers that are focused on creating and delivering a commercial, tailored design solution.


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DA FONSECA DESIGN TOP MIDDLE EAST Da Fonseca Design is run by its founder and lead designer, Nikki Bisiker Da Fonseca. This design studio is supported by a core team of experienced and talented interior and architectural professionals dedicated to offering the best high-quality design solutions. One of the things you will notice just by looking at any project by Da Fonseca Design is how they use only the best materials and finishes on their projects. Everything looks exactly how it is supposed to look and you will get a sense of organized luxury. This is the team that makes luxury interiors come to life and deliver the best solutions for their clients.

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DIANE THORSEN TOP MIDDLE EAST Leading the creative design direction and managing the design process at Perkins + Will, Diane Thorsen remains the creative force behind the studio’s Dubai office, which she established in 2010 together with Steven Charlton. Her designs for the international workplace, hospitality and mixed-use developments display attention to detail, a love of local art and quality of craftsmanship. Her award-winning work and design approach is informed by sustainability, holistic, innovative project delivery and user-centric design and research.


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EXPAT HOME STYLING TOP MIDDLE EAST Founded by a renowned interior designer called Melissa, Expat Home Styling helps clients bring a cohesive look into their homes from existing and new furnishings. Graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts, London (UK) and becoming a Certified Colour Expert through HSR (USA), her incredible expertises made Melissa’s design studio recognized as a Certified Colour Expert, Home Stylist and Online Stylist. The renowned interior designer has the tools to build on your style at each relocation without having to “re-do” your home.

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HAKAN EZER TOP MIDDLE EAST Hakan Ezer is known for the genuine architectural and interior architectural projects both in and out of the country. In 2000, Ezer created the famous folded building project in Çukurcum as a showroom and gallery with a steel construction, iron and raw wooden material. Hakan Ezer is also taking place in many famous worldwide projects, in Washington and the White House, with carpet and furnishing creations are also taking place in many consulate buildings.


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JUSTIN WELLS TOP MIDDLE EAST Justin Wells is a registered architect with 20 years of experience in award-winning projects across all sectors of architecture and interior design in the Middle East, South-East Asia and Australia. His efforts in building relationships with clients, authorities and professional colleagues over 20 years have ensured that he has been able to draw upon a vast diversity of architectural and interior design typologies for his career to date. His penchant for Leisure Architecture, Hotels, Residential and Interior Design has seen expansive travel over a lifetime to provide an understanding of global trend and retrospective influences.

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LUXURY ANTONOVICH TOP MIDDLE EAST Luxury Antonovich Design is a luxury interior design company and architecture studio from Dubai. Using brilliant taste and a touch of luxury, they are experts in interior fit-out works, joinery, furniture and furnishing and provide turnkey projects to prime residential and commercial sectors, palaces and high-profile residences.


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PALLAVI DEAN TOP MIDDLE EAST Pallavi Dean is one of the UAE’s most promising interior designers. As an associate with Godwin Austen Johnson in Dubai, she has worked on a range of high profile commercial and hospitality projects across the region. Her work was recognized in 2010 when she won the CID Middle East Young Interior Designer of the Year Award. Pallavi is an active member of the UAE design community, writing for industry publications, organizing events and mentoring students.

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