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2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part IVFriday 26 January 2018
2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part IV ⇒ Welcome to the fourth and conclusive part of the 2018 AD100, a unique selection organised by Architectural Digest that celebrates the outstanding designers, architects, brands and studios of the year who are fiercely fighting to create original yet functional designs in the hopes of offering a better tomorrow.
“Create an environment that feels synonymous with the architectural vernacular and the spirit of the client’s lifestyle.” – This is the parameters in which Gambrel guides his work, his trademark features range from high-gloss walls to black kitchens and custom-made objects.
Their architectural and landscape productions combine elements of traditional and modern calibre. They have designed Julianne Moore’s garden in her New York townhouse and the result is simply sensational as the duo used reclaimed bluestone pavers for the terrace and a striking black fence.
The Architecture practice was founded by Annabelle Selldorf. Her designs are best defined for mixing rigour with romance in ambitious ventures.
Co-founder of SheltonMindel, Lee F. Mindel declares that the New York firm “creates spaces that solve problems”. The architect is an expert in 20th-century design especially when it comes to uncluttered spaces rooted in history.
Snøhetta began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. The studio’s work strives to enhance our sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.
Requested by many Hollywood superstars, such as Jennifer Aniston and Diane Keaton, Shadley Designs pursues an ideology that design is a narrative and the creator of dreams needs to respond not only to the client but also the context.
One of the most important aspects of design to Sills is developing a creative design according to the clients’ needs and wants. When asked about what the future holds for Sills and associates, he said, “A return to living with antiquities, and more modern, multicolor rooms.” Legend Tina Turner is one of his most powerful clients.
Based in Tribeca, the architecture firm develops a varied range of productions, from penthouses to pool houses. To the designer, it is important to involve the client in a refined and communicative process to create the most singular and exquisite spaces as one can observe in this oceanfront retreat in New York.
Steven Holl Architects is a 40-person innovative architecture and urban design office. With each project, the firm explores new ways to integrate an organizing idea with the programmatic and functional essence of a building.
The designer from San Francisco defines his signature style as being “thoughtfully modern”, meaning everything is maximised to detail and knowledge while being aesthetically pleasing.
Following the ideology that design connects people on a social, experiential, and intellectual basis, the design studio guided by Jeanne Gang conceived the striking wood-walled Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, the duo behind the architectural firm Studio KO, are rarely in one place for very long. They have offices in Paris, Marrakech, and London, and projects in destinations as far-flung as Gabon, Los Angeles, and Corsica.
The Studio is driven by Laura Sartoni Rimini and Roberto Peregalli. They conduct designs through two unique strategies which are creating nostalgic elements for the past and by always being curious about the present. Within their resumé are an apartment for Vogue’s Hamish Bowles in Manhattan and a penthouse in Tel Aviv.
Founded in 2016 by siblings Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri, the studio takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to design that is experience driven and draws from many eras to produce timeless results.
Sofield’s work is characterized by a holistic approach to design that encompasses the requirements of living and a response to locale. In regards to his technique, Sofield discloses that “I am grounded by all forms of craft as articulated through functionality, personality, and value.”
Ilse Crawford is responsible for the luxury interiors studio and she believes that design is “about designing spaces that prioritize the immeasurable values, that make the normal special and make us feel alive.” Ultimately, the creative director finds fundamental to create comfortable places in any kind of environment.
Their design technique can construe as an amalgamation of aspects by both traditional and contemporary design, often recurring to the use of velvets and linens. They frequently seek influences in the work of Peter Marino and Thierry Despont. According to Kasler, what can be expected from the interiors company is “Decorating that isn’t so perfect.”
Based in New York, the designer’s creations are perceived as tailored interiors imbued with a knowledge of various areas of interest, from architecture to fine arts.
Throughout as a polished style designer, Tino was responsible for projects such as a chalet in Gstaad and a villa in Athens. His designs are extremely eclectic and bohemian.
Scheerer seeks to produce modern designs that are affected in some way are serene and traditional. His designs also feature clear architectural solutions.
Renowned for creating modern spaces while exploring the grace of poetry, the designer showcases a wide spectrum of products, ranging from cultural to residential designs. Basically, Mori is a skilled master of nuanced spatial designs.
Based in London, Grenney’s design philosophy prevails in a crossover between beauty and comfort. In their works, the Grenney Associates fuse traditional with modern elements in both architecture and design productions as well as harmonising the equilibrium between colours and textures.
Based in New York City, Victoria Hagan Interiors works on luxury residences throughout the country, providing a full range of interior design and renovation services. Hagan’s designs exude sophistication in the use of neutral palette, something you can observe in this 19th-century home in Connecticut. Her designs are described by herself as Timeless American.
Spared in their contents, the architect’s spaces achieve a richness with exquisite details like velvety plaster finishes, parched wood textures, and misty hues.
Focusing on bringing personality to a space, Waldo Fernandez mashes elements from venerable styles with groundbreaking novelties. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are among his most valuable clients.
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Source: Architectural Digest