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2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part IIIThursday 25 January 2018
2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part III ⇒ Year after year, one of the most celebrated magazines in the world, Architectural Digest honours 100 designers and architects with a purpose of commemorating the arts and the creators. In this article, you can get to know a little bit more about another group of 25 makers that have contributed to the constant improvement of this industry.
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The character of Madison Cox Associates‘ designs vary from formal to natural, from romantic to modernistic and Cox goes on to say “Each place I’m working on has to have a relationship to its context.”
According to Alexa Hampton, the owner and president of the firm, their signature style can be particularised as an “Eclectic design that is as logical as it is unique.” From New York City to Hangzhou, China, Mark Hampton LLC project portfolio encompasses luxe, beautifully layered urban apartments, expansive town, and country residences, private aeroplanes, and even yachts.
Roberts bases his design philosophy on not imposing personal preferences onto the client, instead, it needs to be a real reflection of them. He brings a fresh and modern approach to classical design.
The Californian designer views Modern Luxury as the most comfortable of options, which is quite evident in projects of his, like the Raleigh hotel in Miami Beach and Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. His clients range from Kendall Jenner to Ellen Pompeo.
Poetic layouts and soulful decor wrapped in beautifully crafted architecture are what McAlpine is best known for. The hands-on design enterprise is devoted to its clients by nurturing and training talent while creating the most beautiful houses in the world.
Smith describes his design methodology as “pure classical design traditions with unexpected elements.” He takes an individual approach to each project, listening intently to the requirements of his clients.
Being recognised for cosy glamour and playful splashes of colour, the Interior designer feels as thou to be an excellent designer one must sense the passion and the desire of creating novelties.
Monique Gibson believes that decorating is not about any one style or strategy. To the designer, it’s about listening to the clients and learning—and enabling them to discover—how they want to live. The interior designer describes herself as a “passionate about people and their stories.”
Brandolini finds that keeping an open mind leads to great things as well as being on a constant road to discovery. With that being said, her style conveys lyrical spaces filled with various colours and textures.
At the age of 24, Since Nate Berkus established his own interior design firm. His approachable and elevated philosophy has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, television shows and media appearances.
Haslam is not entirely too concerned about the aesthetics of design instead he sees the art form as intuitive and perpetual. The Haslam aesthetic has been magnetizing design cognoscenti around the world since 1972 when he first started practising as an interior designer.
Based in Seattle, the architecture firm introduces refined aesthetics with a relaxed Pacific Northwest spirit. According to Kundig, “Architecture is about context — cultural or natural,” Olson believes that “Indoors and outdoors should flow together.”
Based in Los Angeles, Paul Fortune best described the studio’s philosophy as “We pay attention to history and provenance and then make the project work in the present.” Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola are two of their most distinctive clients.
With a body of work that is best described as landscapes that are planted – not built, Perry Guillot Inc. begins every project with the stated goal to relieve a garden from an overabundance of constructed elements.
The New-York based designer utilises 3-D rapid prototyping in order to produce unique details and objects in a project. In addition, Pennoyer is recognised as a pioneer in classicism and historic preservation.
French Designer, Pierre Yovanovitch is known for merging vintage pieces with modern ones originating in extremely luxurious designs – “I like to combine vintage masterpieces by the likes of Folke Bensow, James Mont, and Paul Dupré-Lafon with contemporary custom-made pieces.”
Piet Oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer, nurseryman, and author. He is a leading figure of the “New Perennial” movement, using bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses which are chosen at least as much for their structure as for their flower colour.
The multi-disciplinary practice of Rafael de Cárdenas is led by the philosophy of “keen historical interest and an attention to the complex movements of culture in the moment.”
Couturier’s practice is based in New York and is creations are regularly construed as being remarkably sophisticated and colourfully resourceful, whether in modern or contemporary ambiences.
Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and modern and contemporary art to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and very livable.
David Rockwell is the leader of the architecture and interior design firm which is quite impactful due to their substantial and ambitious designs, and their disposition of always wanting to create new things. Transformable and adaptable buildings are next on their hit list. Robert De Niro is one of their most illustrious customers.
Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer “believe that the story of a space is as fundamental as the design and the objects that go into it.” Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow are some of the celebrities that request the expertise of this dynamic duo.
Considered to be Britain’s designer of the moment, Uniacke creates unprecedented interiors each time. Her style is described as being simple yet refined. To the designer, a room should be comfortable, meditative, and relaxing.
RP Miller Design’s projects range from the new construction of a Hawaiian compound to the reworking of a 19th Century London Townhouse. The firm is attentive to fine detail and uncompromising quality and establishes a close working relationship between the client and designer.
Excitingly working for a better tomorrow, the New York practice led by Ryan Korban already counts with celebrated clients, such as James Franco and Kanye West. Their style could be interpreted as sleek, bold and aesthetic.
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Source: Architectural Digest