We’ve explored 100 Interior Designers and 100 Product Designers, so now we are delivering a curated and unique selection featuring 100 Contemporary Designers! All the designers in this selection know how to work this specific design style and they made their careers on the basis of their understanding and treatment of what truly makes a subline contemporary look! Here it is Part VII!
Architect and Designer Maurizio Lai was born in Padua. In 1998 he founded LAI STUDIO in Milan, building synergies between architecture and design, which determine the fabrication of rather impacting concepts for the retail, commercial and hospitality industry, as well as for private residential projects and developments. An original interpreter of contemporary aesthetics, his work is defined by an instinctive approach, which certainly reflects in the originality of his lighting creations. Widely acknowledged for his remarkable production, his style has been described as one of the most interesting in the Italian contemporary scene.
Mathieu Lehanneur is considered one of the most versatile designers in the world. Displaying a multi-disciplinary sensibility that has led him to ground-breaking design creations. Besides, spanning diverse and different fields – from design to art to technology to science – to bring ingenious products into reality. Enthusiasm and creativity are the French designer’s main inspirations. For instance, Mathieu Lehanneur admitted himself, he confronts every single project of his as it was his last one, starting from a blank slate that he needs to fill up.
The design style of award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is known all over the world. He is popular because of his eclecticism and the mixing of different tendencies and flavours. The designer becomes a huge design world star for his over-the-top interior projects for celebrities. Named one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s work has appeared in over 4000 publications worldwide and currently his projects are featured in 10 coffee table books. Martyn’s A-List clientele include Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Cher, Aaron Sorkin, Tamara Mellon, Ellen Pompeo, Eva Mendes and Patti LaBelle. all stars that revere is an iconic contemporary vibe!
Over the years, Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet, along with their team, have pursued a particular idea of elegance and a certain French style. From the very beginning, this Parisian studio for interior design and decoration has been imagining, conceiving, and developing projects with highly personalized creative atmospheres. And at the core of all these projects have been two notions: sophistication and luxury. Today, MHNA is one of the top design studios of Paris with projects all over the world!
Nicholas Haslam Ltd was established in 1980, comprising of both retail and interior design. In 1995 Paolo Moschino took ownership of the company which has now grown and evolved to cover these three areas: three retail showrooms, a Trade Office marketing and a Design Studio managing Residential and Commercial projects internationally. The design style of Nicholas Haslam Ltd evolved with the arrival of Paolo Moschino, a top design figure that brought with him a continental flair to the company which has resulted in a more contemporary look that strayed away from the classic vibe the studio showcased in the past!
Nicole Fuller is an example of a one of a kind interior designer who’s won many awards thanks to her unique specialty in highly customized residential and commercial projects. Thanks to her unique design modality, filled with a sense of sophisticated taste and timeless style, she’s managed to not only conquer solid fame but also manage to obtain a couple of highly referenced clients within the international field. t’s her sophisticated tastes and timeless style that define her solid commitment to creating unique environments dedicated to her client’s unique style. Elements such as color, texture, and dimension are the main factors that make her styling truly shine in interiors. Having worked as an art advisor since 2012, it’s no surprise that she manages to fuse interior design and art in her conceptions.
Nowadays, it’s impossible to talk about Portuguese Interior Design without mentioning Nini Andrade Silva. The Portuguese Interior Designer was born in Funchal, Madeira, and is the personification of taking the Portuguese culture abroad by elevating it. Inspired by her home, the beautiful Madeira Island, Nini Andrade Silva‘s signature style is all about the minimalistic vibe mixed with a little bit of soul to it, as you can see from one of her amazing masterpieces, such as the Garouta do Calhau collection, heavily inspired by the pebbles on that island. This amazing interior designer is one of the best international references in the interior design industry! She believes and supports the Portuguese craftsmanship techniques as you can see through this incredible interview made by the distinguished luxury design magazine.
Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova are the Founder and Creative Director of O&A Design, respectively. This amazing interior design firm has offices in London and Moscow. Over the past 20 years, dynamic partners Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova have developed an invaluable reputation for creating elegant, sophisticated and timeless interiors for private and commercial clients across the globe. Their award-winning portfolio also includes luxury hotels, restaurants and stores. With the growing number of international projects, and in order to consolidate their bespoke objects and furniture design under their own unique brand, Oleg and Anna established a London-based company – O&A London.
Olson Kundig is led by five owners—Jim Olson, Tom Kundig, Kirsten R. Murray, Alan Maskin, and Kevin Kudo-King—who are supported by twelve principals, fifteen associates, and a staff of approximately 175 in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle. The firm opened a workspace in New York in 2014 to better serve its expanding roster of East Coast and international clients. Working with artists and craftspeople is integral at Olson Kundig. In some cases, the architecture becomes the vessel that supports specific art installations. In others, the architecture and art are formed together to create a seamless spatial experience. In nearly all of its projects, the firm works with craftspeople to fabricate specific elements that support the larger intent.
Paris 56 Fine Interiors is a Berlin-based showroom, studio and workshop all at the same time. The design company was founded by Detlev Böhnke. The trained architect has specialized himself on the interior and furniture design at an early stage of his career. He gained experience with internationally renowned interior designers before he started his own business over 12 years ago. Since then, Detlev Böhnke has realized private and commercial projects all over Europe.