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By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers
By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

An international jury has selected the best interior designers working today. The 90 nominators include writers, editors, curators, designers, who were invited to nominate individuals and studios that are making exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking contributions to the field.

The panel of nominators include: founder of PIN–UP magazine, Felix Burrichter; creative director and designer Francisco Costa; CEO and founder of Kith, Ronnie Fieg; food artist Laila Gohar; artist Niki Haas; and founders of Fantastic Man, Gert Jonkers, and Jop van Bennekom.

In order to be nominated, designers must be currently active and have created work since 2015. Designers could work in any style, be based anywhere in the world, and be at any stage in their career.

William Norwich, executive editor, Phaidon Press, said: “These designers are at the forefront of innovation and creativity and are creating the rooms that will define style for years to come.”

To commemorate these nominations Phaidon will publish By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers ($75.00/$100CAN/£49.95) available worldwide on May 26.


 

Pages from By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers
Pages from By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

 

The full list of the best interior designers can be found below. 
*= US-based

A Work of Substance - Maxime Dautresme, Florian Michaux, and Marcus Foley

JJ Acuna / Bespoke Studio - James Acuna

*Apartment 48 - Rayman Boozer

*ASH NYC- Ari Heckman, Jonathan Minkoff, Will Cooper, and Andrew Bowen

Batiik Studio - Rebecca Benichou

*Kelly Behun

BENSLEY - Bill Bensley

Sig Bergamin

*Deborah Berke Partners

*Nate Berkus Associates - Nate Berkus and Lauren Buxbaum Gordon

Linda Boronkay

*Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

*Martyn Lawrence Bullard

*Rafael de Cárdenas

*Darryl Carter

Cristina Celestino

*Champalimaud Design - Alexandra Champalimaud

CHZON - Dorothée Meilichzon

 

CHZON: Il Palazzo Experimental Hotel, Venice, Italy, 2019. Photo by Karel Balas, courtesy of CHZON
CHZON: Il Palazzo Experimental Hotel, Venice, Italy, 2019. Photo by Karel Balas, courtesy of CHZON

 

*Commune Design - Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht

Vincenzo De Cotiis

Design Research Studio - Tom Dixon

Dimorestudio - Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci

Joseph Dirand

dix design+architecture - Sean Dix

Doherty Design Studio - Mardi Doherty

Sophie Dries Architect - Sophie Dries

Bernard Dubois Architects - Bernard Dubois

André Fu Studio - André Fu

*Ken Fulk

*Fawn Galli

GOLDEN - Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm

Grisanti & Cussen - Hugo Grisanti and Kana Cussen

Luca Guadagnino

*Halden Interiors - Kesha Franklin

Hare + Klein - Meryl Hare

Hecker Guthrie - Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie

*Shawn Henderson

Beata Heuman

Fran Hickman

*Laura Hodges Studio - Laura Hodges

Suzy Hoodless

*Young Huh Interior Design - Young Huh

Humbert & Poyet - Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet

Tamsin Johnson

Kit Kemp

 

Kit Kemp: Hyde Park Gate, private residence, London, UK, 2020. Photo by Simon Brown, courtesy of Firmdale Hotels
Kit Kemp: Hyde Park Gate, private residence, London, UK, 2020. Photo by Simon Brown, courtesy of Firmdale Hotels

 

Rita Konig

Kråkvik & D’Orazio - Jannicke Kråkvik and Alessandro D’Orazio

Joanna Laajisto

*LH.Designs - Linda Hayslett

Linehouse - Alex Mok and Briar Hickling

Isabel López-Quesada

Fiona Lynch

Maison Vincent Darré - Vincent Darré

*Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi - Tino Zervudachi

Greg Natale

Paola Navone / Studio OTTO - Paola Navone

Neri&Hu - Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu

*David Netto Design - David Netto

Norm Architects - Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn Von Lotzbeck

Note Design Studio - Cristiano Pigazzini and Johannes Karlström

Marie-Anne Oudejans

Stéphane Parmentier

Ben Pentreath

Perspective Studio - Robin Klang

Emmanuel Picault

*Reath Design - Frances Merrill

*Redd Kaihoi - Miles Redd and David Kaihoi

Retrouvius - Maria Speake

Richards Stanisich - Jonathan Richards and Kirsten Stanisich

*Right Meets Left Interior Design - Courtney McLeod

*Rockwell Group - David Rockwell

*Roman and Williams - Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch

*Romanek Design Studio - Brigette Romanek

 

Romanek Design Studio: The Bu, private residence, Malibu, California, USA, 2019. Photo by Justin Coit, courtesy of Romanek Design Studio
Romanek Design Studio: The Bu, private residence, Malibu, California, USA, 2019. Photo by Justin Coit, courtesy of Romanek Design Studio

 

*Daniel Romualdez

*RP Miller - Rodman Primack

*Achille Salvagni

*Tom Scheerer

Glenn Sestig Architects - Glenn Sestig

SevilPeach - Sevil Peach and Gary Turnbull

*SheltonMindel - Lee F. Mindel

Space Copenhagen - Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou

The Stella Collective - Hana Hakim

*Robert Stilin

Studio Ashby - Sophie Ashby 

 

Studio Ashby: Floral Court, private residence, London, UK, 2019. Photo by Philip Durrant, courtesy of Studio Ashby
Studio Ashby: Floral Court, private residence, London, UK, 2019. Photo by Philip Durrant, courtesy of Studio Ashby

 

Studio Daminato - Albano Daminato

Studio Jacques Garcia - Jacques Garcia

Studio KO - Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier



Studio Mumbai - Bijoy Jain

Studio Peregalli - Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini

*Studio Shamshiri - Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri



*Studio Sofield - William Sofield

Studioilse - Ilse Crawford

Takenouchi Webb - Marc Webb and Naoko Takenouchi 

David Thulstrup

Faye Toogood

*Virginia Tupker Interiors - Virginia Tupker

Vincent Van Duysen

Gert Voorjans

Joyce Wang

*Kelly Wearstler

 

Kelly Wearstler: Malibu Residence, Malibu, California, USA, 2009. Photo by François Halard, courtesy of Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler: Malibu Residence, Malibu, California, USA, 2009. Photo by François Halard, courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

 

*Bunny Williams - Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Lawrence

*Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design - Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

*Yabu Pushelberg - George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg

Teo Yang Studio - Teo Yang

*Pierre Yovanovitch

 

By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers


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