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2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part IIWednesday 24 January 2018
2018 AD100: Introducing this Year’s Distinguished Creators – Part II ⇒ We are back to introduce the next twenty-five designers and architects that made the extremely acclaimed 2018 AD100 List selected by Architectural Digest. Each man and woman distinguished on this list has a unique view and approach towards design and architecture yet one thing in common, their passion for this business.
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Drake/Anderson, led by award-winning designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, creates sophisticated interiors that are luxurious, refined and always have a touch of the unexpected. Dynamic eclecticism is the hallmark of the New York-based firm, whose work forges a perfect balance between timelessness and today.
Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. All of her pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.
A modern romantic interior designer, Fernando Santangelo takes a rigorously thoughtful approach to colour, placement, and proportion, while he freely explores the nearly magical way in which inanimate objects can animate and enrich our lives.
Led by Joe Nahem, the personal and client-oriented firm specialises in creating spaces that are in balance and sensitive to the architectural perspective.
Regarded as one UK’s foremost interior and furniture designers, Francis Sultana emphasises that his style revolves around “sophisticated luxury built on noble materials, quality, and craftsmanship.”
Frank de Biasi Interiors is a full-service interior design and architecture firm specializing in residential and hospitality throughout the United States. Biasi is a prominent interior designer based in New York City, who lends his impeccable eye for bold colour and international flair to his designs across the globe.
G.P. Schafer Architect is an award-winning, New York City-based residential architecture and design firm that takes the best of traditional architecture and translates it for the kind of connected, welcoming spaces that suit modern life.
With extraordinary projects under their belt, such as Como Parrot Gay in Turks and Caicos or Detroit’s Shinola Hotel, the New York-based firm directed by Christine and John Gachot combines modern minimalism with warmth settings.
“Inhabit the moment, acknowledge history, honor your client, and create sublime beauty,” these are the wise words spoken by William T. Georgis who established the firm back in 1992.
Architect and designer Russell Groves is responsible for the New York-based studio, and Groves characterises its style as “Layered modernism infused with warmth and ease.”
Edmund Hollander approaches landscape architecture from a holistic standpoint. The firm utilises a combination of landscape architectural, horticultural and ecological talents to develop creative solutions to design problems.
John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, and Joel Barkley best describe their style as being emotional, approachable, and intellectual. Their work is best known for including stunning rooflines, audacious dormers, and shingles galore.
Paris-based designer and architect, India Mahdavi is able to create statement-making interiors and designs using vibrant and vivacious colours. Her furniture captures her personality – modern, elegant and out of the ordinary, not to mention that humour also plays a big part in her work.
The company is managed by Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper. Essentially, their style could be described as distinctive and avant-garde. With projects all over the world, Ingrao has not only redefined the world of modern luxury but has become a name synonymous with refinement, quality, and unique style.
Isabel Lópes-Quezada’s studio was established in 1983, and for thirty years, her practice has become a force to be reckoned with. From city homes to large country estates, the Spanish designer finds her roots when designing “Magical homes that are sensitive to the architecture and faithful to their place.”
Directed by the idea that blending high and low provenances are the next ceremonial phase in design, the Dallas-based artists, find that beauty, luxury and comfort should be always present in any setting.
Based in Paris, Jean-Louis Deniot is one of the world’s preeminent talent in architecture and interior design. Deniot’s impressive designs have become quite renowned worldwide, they are simultaneously portrayed as being cutting-edge, provocative, and ambient.
John Pawson is a British architectural designer whose work is known for its minimalist aesthetic. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses to galleries as well as hotels and yacht interiors.
John Stefanidis Brands Ltd. specialises in the architectural and interior design of both residential properties and hotels across the globe, maintaining long-term relationships with their clients. His interior design projects are characterized by elegance, luxury, and magnificence.
Johnston Marklee is a Los Angeles-based architecture practice led by principals Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. Founded in 1998, the firm’s diverse portfolio is unified by a singular conceptual approach where the relationship between design and building technology is fully explored.
Having worked on projects ranging from hotels and restaurants to private homes and flagship stores, architect Joseph Dirand has developed a special way of approaching design — through storytelling.
Renowned for her vivacious and colourful compositions, Kelly Wearstler knows how to perfectly blend daring textures with bold colours while telling a fulfilling story –“I want to tell evocative design stories, adventurous and full of soul.” Her clientele list goes from Cameron Diaz to Gwen Stefani and quite recently she has designed the interiors of Proper Hotels in Austin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles alongside Brad Korzen
When designing, the Argentian designer based in Paris, Luis Laplace tends to blend simple elements of modernity with elegance, his designs are often conceptual of cultures or traditions.
The Studio is represented by Marc Turkel, Morgan Hare, and Shawn Watts and they design intelligent, responsible, inquisitive, and enduring buildings. Their next project will entail going back to design basics, meaning understated and thoughtfully crafted architecture.
Many of his designs are inspired by Madrid and they exude a “Classic intellectual style with a modern spirit.” His projects of Summerhouses in Barcelona and Biarritz are quite coveted.
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Source: Architectural Digest