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Around The World of Luxury Design in 100 Steps

If you are a Design-Lover, you must prepare yourself for this amazing trip around the World of Luxury Design in 100 Steps: One Hundred Edition presents the 100 most recognized and known names, contemporary brands and design studios that can really inspire you.

Discover some creative minds, stunning spaces where you can breathe the true meaning of Design and innovative industry of modern and luxury design: a marvelous selection, an authentic trip around this world of true inspiration. Put on your fashion seat belt and fly with us: welcome aboard the World of Luxury Design!

 

ART GALLERIES

1. Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers. The gallery is actively involved in the research and production of the limited-edition works exhibited.

 

2. Gallery ALL

As one of the first design galleries from China, Gallery ALL is dedicated to exhibiting unique and limited-edition objects of design, art, and furnishings.

 

3. Friedman Benda

Founded in 2007, the gallery has played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and education and takes a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, and art.

 

4. Twenty First Gallery

Twenty First Gallery engages the needs of interior designers, collectors, and private clients. Their pieces are for design enthusiasts who seek collectible, timeless pieces that are handmade to order in limited quantities.

 

5. David Gill Gallery

Over the last thirty years, David Gill Gallery has evolved into a global presence, exhibiting in Basel, Dubai, London, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Shanghai. Its vibrant contemporary program features collaborations with leading international Artists, Architects and Designers.

 

6. Priveekollektie

Priveekollektie, translated private collection, indicates the policy and provenance of the gallery. The name transmits the gallery’s mission: to aid collectors in forming their personal collections of art + design.

 

7. Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

 

8. Galerie Kreo

Galerie Kreo focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.

 

9. Gallery Yves Gastou

A dream originally conceived by the father, Yves, from one discovery to another, which brought him to explore the major trends of 20th century Art Deco, and which he then passed onto his son, Victor, with great harmony.

 

10. Rossana Orlandi

Rossana Orlandi decided to transfer her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery, a platform where to showcase her personal idea of design and lifestyle.

 

DESIGN SHOWROOMS

11. Moooi

Moooi develops its own fresh approach to the product with a unique style and presents creative luxury for a well-curated life. Exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love.

Via Savona, 56, 20144 Milano

 

12. Dimore Studio

This space in Brera functions as a showroom for their growing line of covetable furniture, which is artfully mixed with mid-century collectibles.

Via Solferino 11, 20121 Milano

 

13. Minotti

A space designed to capture the essence and identity of the Minotti as an Italian brand has now become its permanent expression in the most effective and authentic way.

Via Indipendenza, 152, 20821 Meda MB, Italy

 

14. Poltrona Frau

Poltrona Frau, backed by a great history and tradition, lives in the present. This luxury brand interpreters of timeless beauty, the company believes in the designs and materials that guarantee wellbeing.

Via Della Moscova, 58, 20121 Milano

 

15. Moroso

This high-end brand offers unique products due to the combined talents of 70 master artisans, a network of trusted suppliers, the use of high-quality materials and true attention to detail.

Via Pontaccio, 8/10, 20121 Milano

 

16. Lladró

Founded in 1953 by three siblings, Lladró has been acknowledged as the world’s most iconic and appreciated luxury brand of handcrafted porcelain sculptures.

Lladró D&D Building 979 3rd Ave – 18th Floor, Room 1805 – New York, NY 10022

 

17. Ralph Pucci

Ralph Pucci is one of the top furniture showrooms in the United States featuring work from the finest designers and artists around the world.

44 W 18th St, New York, NY

 

18. Covet New York

In the city that rises across the river, there is a new luxury showroom, 3000 square feet of flame, placed right in the heart of Manhattan. After the opening of Covet London, Douro, and Paris, it was time to welcome the COVET world to the sleepless New York City.

“The Mansion” – 172 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor – New York , NY

 

19. Illulian

Besides being one of the most exclusive Italian furnishing proposals, Illulian represents true works of art that retain charm unaltered over time: Luxurious Custom Hand Made Rugs.

Via Manzoni 41, Milano

 

20. Kris Turnbull Showroom

Honored as one of the leading interior design houses in the country, Kris Turnbull Showroom is a high-end architectural and luxury interior design studio headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

135 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AG, Northern Ireland

 

DESIGN EVENTS

21. Maison et Objet

Each January in Paris, Maison et Objet is the international authority for home décor and interior decorating ideas, interior design, architecture, lifestyle culture, and trends by luxury brands through its shows, events, and its digital platform.

 

22. Salone del Mobile

Launched in Milan in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian exports of furnishing and accessories, the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector.

 

23. AD Show

Each March, designers, editors, and inspired homeowners descend on Pier 94 in New York for the annual Architectural Digest Design Show, also known as AD Show, a wide-reaching event, where visitors can find handmade products and craftsmanship masterpieces made by luxury brands.

 

24. IMM Cologne

The IMM Cologne takes place each January in the German city, Cologne. This is the first contemporary furniture and modern interior design show of the year and the first choice for international exhibitors and professional visitors from all over the world as well.

 

25. Luxury Design and Craftsmanship Summit

This design event in Portugal presents a fresh new perspective to debate the most innovative practices of the luxury and design industries as the major players in the growth and tribute of finest Craftsmanship.

 

26. Milan Design Week

To coincide with the Salone del Mobile, Design also takes over the rest of the Italian city, making Milan’s design week the biggest annual get-together in the calendar. Also known as Fuorisalone, the citywide event includes design districts Tortona, Brera, and 5 Vie.

 

27. The Salon Art + Design New York

The Salon Art + Design is a remarkable fair that embraces the world’s finest international art galleries exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary furniture, groundbreaking design and late 19th through 21st-century art.

 

28. London Design Festival

Taking place all over the capital, the London Design Festival includes a series of design shows, including London Design Fair, 100% Design and designjunction.

 

29. Homo Faber

The exhibition aims to put fine craftsmanship on the global map, bringing together a vast range of materials and disciplines, from jewelry to bespoke bicycles, the rarest artisanal techniques to some of the most iconic examples of the finest European workmanship.

 

30. Art Basel

Unique paintings, modern sculptures, film, video, design exhibitions, digital art, and architecture: all fields are welcomed in Art Basel.

 

FURNITURE BRANDS

31. Boca do Lobo

Boca do Lobo’s furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind. The brand strives to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal.

 

32. Fendi Casa

Fendi Casa offers ideal furnishing solutions for both residential and hospitality environments. Seamlessly integrating contemporary advancements with timeless details, the collection adds an elegant and inviting ambiance.

 

33. Versace Home

Spectacular high-quality furniture for living room Versace Home is the epitome of one of the most fashionable design trends in modern interior fashion.

 

34. Fratelli Boffi

Fratelli Boffi is a company characterized by 2 strong souls: the first one devoted to research, experimenting  all possible paths; the second one, instead expresses itself pre-eminently in collective spaces and on the whole, in the contract sector, with tailor-made projects, tightly holding to the past previous collections which, on the other hand, formed the catalog framework.

 

35. Ralph Pucci

Ralph Pucci International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company based in New York City. What began as a family business in the 1950s fabricating mannequins has grown to a gallery and showroom regarded as one of the best in the world, with outposts now in Miami and in Los Angeles gallery that opened in March 2017.

 

36. Fornasetti

Fornasetti is an Italian decorative arts company. A whimsical place where craftsmanship meets design, producing timeless handmade creations that inspire anyone that is a design admirer.

 

37. Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois offers a broad range of exclusive made-to-order designs, manufactured with a high level of customization in small European workshops.

 

38. Edra

Edra is the evolution of modern technology and artistic tradition. The production is the result of a blend of talent for invention, specialized craftsmanship, research on innovative technologies and materials.

 

39. Roberto Cavalli Home

Pieces made of modern new materials, textures, and combinations which are functional and pleasing to the eye, that is how Roberto Cavalli’s home furniture is described. Items that feature excellent craftsmanship, high-quality and meticulous attention to details.

 

40. Seletti

Seletti’s collections containing art blended with daily life icons, send a message of shape and function, conveying to its customers a vision for a unique, personal and fun lifestyle.

 

PRODUCT DESIGNERS

41. Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck became famous since the start of his career in the 80s for his interior design projects, architectural developments and creative designs including modern furniture and fine art pieces that have simple but inventive structures.

 

42. Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner is a master because he creates designs that fuse tradition with creativity, modern technology with craftsmanship, always building the contemporary interior design.

 

43. India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi’s name is a reflection of the designer herself – exotic, feminine, dramatic. It’s a name that evokes a chic, global sensibility and one that completely captures the essence of her designs.

 

44. Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler is known for mastering the art of blending Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, and Mid-Century Modern styles.

 

45. Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon’s style is inspired by the skateboard culture and graffiti art, which has become the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work.

 

46. Alessandro La Spada

La Spada defines himself as the “Designer With The Manner Of A Craftsman”. With special attention to details and experimental functionalities, he is particularly attracted by the intersection of modern art, contemporary design and ancient crafts.

 

47. Hubert Le Gall

Hubert Le Gall‘s work is a bold combination of sophisticated and playful. Le Gall introduces humor and beauty into everyday life.

 

48. Marcel Wanders

Iconic, provocative, controversial: as a true humanist, Marcel Wanders created more than 1,900 projects. He works with modern and high-end brands such as Baccarat, Cappellini, Kartell, Louis Vuitton, Poliform, and Swarovski.

 

49. Tom Dixon

Tom is a restless innovator who works mainly in lighting, accessories, and furniture. From his departure point in the early eighties welding salvaged steel into radical furniture, he has constantly reinvented himself through a series of different design lives.

 

50. Studio Job

Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon the classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art.

 

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

51. Charles Zana

For twenty years from Paris to London, via Gstaad, Tel Aviv, and Monaco, Charles Zana has shared his taste and expertise in the most beautiful residential and public interiors around the world. Paris-based, the interior designer likes to think he doesn’t have a set aesthetic.

 

52. David Collins

David Collins, born in Dublin, was unquestionably one of the best interior designers of his time, had suddenly passed away in 2013. David Collins is best recognized for his luxury restaurant and bar contemporary interior designs that can be found and appreciated all over London and in many places abroad.

 

53. Rafael de Cárdenas

Born in Cuba and raised in Manhattan Rafael De Cárdenawas once described as “A Renaissance Man With An Intrinsic Sense For Colour”. Rafael De Cárdenas is an architect and interior designer who, in his own eclectic way, has redefined the modern interior, after an architecture education at UCLA.

 

54. Ferris Rafauli

Ferris Rafauli is one of Canada’s leading designers and builders of ultra-luxury estate homes and lifestyles creations. Also known as Drake’s preferred designer, his portfolio of distinctive homes and luxury lifestyle creations made him a favorite among the elite.

 

55. Francis Sultana

Francis Sultana distinguishes his work on the use of limited edition pieces and one of a kind art decor objects. The Top Interior Designer from the UK, is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections.

 

56. Jean-Louis Deniot

The Paris-base architect and interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot is one of the most influential interior designers of nowadays. Constantly featured in top interior designer lists of prestigious publications such as Elle Decor or Architectural Digest, the designer is known for his eclectic interiors that brilliantly combined classic element with exclusive design.

 

57. Ken Fulk

Ken Fulk is a designer of experiences big and small. He is renowned for his layered interiors and over-the-top parties. With a team of 50 “magic makers” to help bring his ideas to life, Ken Fulk leads a team of architects, designers, branding and event specialists in both San Francisco and New York.

 

58. Oitoemponto

Based in Porto, Portugal, Ointoemponto enjoys pampering its refined clientele with exclusive design interiors. Vintage glamour and modern flamboyance define the work of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda.

 

59. Ryan Korban

Specializing mainly in retail and luxury interior design, Ryan Korban has been responsible for fashion designer houses like Balenciaga and Alexander Wang, for example. And, he has also worked with huge names from the film and fashion industries, such as James Franco, Jessica Stam, and Vanessa Traina.

 

60. Yabu Pushelberg

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg founded Yabu Pushelberg Studio more than 30 years ago. With studios in Toronto and New York and current projects in over 16 countries, it is one of the globally leading studios. Working with contemporary design projects they’re mostly known for their exclusive designs in retail, hotel and hospitality industries.

 

ARCHITECTS

61. Zaha Hadid

Zara Hadid was the first woman architect whoever won the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Vitra Fire Station was Hadid’s first opportunity to bring her abstract drawings and paintings to life in a physical form.

 

62. Santiago Calatrava

His projects definitely attracted worldwide attention and garnered a reputation for massive cost overruns. Calatrava is one of the most distinctive architects and one of his most iconic creations is the Transit Hub for the World Trade Center.

 

63. Frank Lloyd Wright

Inspired by the low-lying building that dotted the American plains, Wright created the Prairie House style as a reaction to the prevailing Victorian aesthetic, which emphasized dark decor, and busy embellishments both inside and out. One of his iconic creations is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

64. Oscar Niemeyer

The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was one of the key figures in the development of the midcentury modernist design. His most famous and iconic creation was undoubtedly the civic buildings for Brasília, the planned city that has served as Brazil’s capital since 1960.

 

65. Philip Johnson

Noted as the American architect who founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Johnson’s architectural works are easily identifiable. The Crystal Cathedral in California is one of his most creative and known projects.

 

66. Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “Critical Regionalism“. He is the winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize, donating all the money from the acclaimed award to the orphans of the Kobe Earthquake.

 

67. Frank Gehry

Gehry established in his field as the auteur billowing forms that seem to defy gravity and the logic of conventional construction methods: the Guggenheim Bilbao remains the finest example of his recognized creations.

 

68. Renzo Piano

Piano is an Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect. The Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper in London, has faced many controversies in its construction, but many feel it has given London a way to join the 21stcentury.

 

69. Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of his generation, not only as a building designer but also as an architectural theorist. He is best known for the massive Central China Television Headquarters in Beijing, China.

 

70. Siza Vieira

Recognized as one of the best Portuguese architects, Siza Vieira’s work represents a series of experimentation. This is the reason that his work is free of any monotony and every new project brings an air of freshness and innovation with it. Museu Serralves is one of these most remarkable projects.

 

HOTELS

71. Yeatman Hotel

The Yeatman is a luxury wine hotel and spa in Porto with spectacular views over the UNESCO World Heritage city and the Douro River. As one of the best Portuguese hotels is a unique and distinctive landmark in the world of classic luxury hotels.

 

72. Armani Hotel Milano

This expensive hotel embodies the fashionable spirit of the city it calls home and it has been made in a very modernist and discreet style. The entire hotel has been designed by one of the greatest fashion designers in the world, Giorgio Armani.

 

73. Baccarat Hotel New York

The Baccarat Hotel New York is a modern hotel with stunning and vibrate social space: all of them are anchored by luxury and exclusive elements pleated silk walls, printed rugs, and supreme marble furniture pieces.

 

74. Hotel de Crillon

With most rooms having a balcony and views of the Eiffel Tower, this luxury hotel features a spa, an indoor swimming pool with atypical decoration and a fireplace area.

 

75. Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a palace hotel located across the Seine and facing the Eiffel Tower that offers wellness and leisure services which include an indoor swimming pool and fitness room bathed with natural daylight.

 

76. Mandarin Oriental New York

This luxury hotel is its expertly chosen location and it’s located atop the Time Warner Center, to the south of Central Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York.

 

77. The Setai Hotel Miami Beach

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Madonna are all fans of The Setai. Why? Because in The Setai it’s hard not to feel a wave of relaxation wash over you as you walk through. In this luxury hotel, there’s an indulgent spa with treatments from Paris-based Thémaé, but the real attraction is the three-in-a-row infinity pools.

 

78. The Ritz-Carlton New York

Located in southern Manhattan, this modern hotel in New York is that you can hear the pleasant calls of seagulls in the morning. Every morning, you are greeted with nothing but peace, quiet, and pure unadulterated sunshine glittering off the Hudson River.

 

79. Hotel Savoy London

Adjacent to Covent Garden, Hotel Savoy is a historic hotel located close to the river. This modern hotel offers supreme and unique service in an unbeatable location near the most iconic London landmarks.

 

80. Mondrian Doha Qatar

Mondrian Doha, as one of the best hotels in Qatar, offers a variety of stylish and unique options for meetings and special events. The marvelous hotel features a large atrium and lobby space filled with giant white lamps and a black helical staircase that has a balustrade with an ornate cut-out pattern, which extends up over four floors.

 

FASHION BRANDS

81. Louis Vuitton

This luxury lifestyle fashion brand was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton, a French designer. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its luxury products, ranging from luxury trunks and luxury goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry and accessories.

 

82. Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent is a famous and expensive French brand, it is mainly concerned with fashionable dresses, skincare, fragrances, bags, eyewear, and accessories.

 

83. Givenchy

Givenchy was founded in 1952 by the couturier “Hubert de Givenchy” and is a luxury French brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and, as Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics.

 

84. Chanel

Chanel is a high-end brand that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, perfumes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. Created in Paris in 1910, it is a powerful symbol of French luxury lifestyle.

 

85. Moschino

Franco Moschino built Moschino as a fashion brand with a punk attitude and satirical wit. At the moment, this Milan Fashion Brand includes several labels at different levels of exclusivity and price point.

 

86. Versace

Versace is a famous Italian brand and a luxury fashion empire that rose to prominence in the late 20th-century economic boom. It was founded in Milan in 1978 by Gianni Versace and became known for outlandish glamour, typically using innovative materials to produce sexy, feminine dresses.

 

87. Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana design always tells a story.  Like its major competitors of the period, Dolce & Gabbana expanded to become an empire with multiple initiatives. The Italian brand stays true to its roots, continuing to mine the founders’ Italian heritage for inspiration.

 

88. Prada

Established in 1913, Prada is another historic Milan Fashion Brand that now dominates the global design. During the years, the luxury brand developed its reputation for cool, refined elegance.

 

89. Dior

Dior is a French luxury goods company was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior. The luxury brand is famous for its iconic handbags like the “Lady Dior”. The company designs and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, fragrances, make-up, and skincare products.

 

90. Gucci

One of the most popular and remarkable fashion brands in the world, Gucci was founded in Florence in 1921 and is a mainstay in every fashion girl’s wardrobe.

 

FASHION DESIGNERS

91. Karl Lagerfeld

Born in Germany, Lagerfeld split off on his own in 1961 and he became the notorious designer and the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label.

 

92. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, British Fashion Designer and famous for bringing a sense of insurgency to fashion with his controversial and shocking styles but delightfully artistic and pioneering nevertheless.

 

93. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is one of the biggest and famous American fashion designers and is considered one of the most influential designers of his time. He is the head designer for his own luxury fashion brands Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and also for Louis Vuitton.

 

94. John Galliano

Famous for unusual and shocking designs, John Galliano is a British fashion designer who served as head designer of the French haute couture houses Givenchy and Christian Dior.

 

95. Alessandro Michelle

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele’s aesthetic took a different turn, revolving to gender fluidity and maximalism. One of the biggest passions of the roman fashion designer is history: because of this, his personal style includes stunning rings, floral suits, supreme bombers, and light-wash jeans.

 

96. Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace began working for her brother Gianni Versace in the 1970s and currently, she is the chief designer and vice president of the Versace Group.

 

97. Ralph Lauren

Before he became a famous fashion designer, he had to work first in the retail business and sooner proceeded to establish his apparel, perfume, accessories, and even furniture lines. In the year 1967, he established his own company Ralph Lauren Corporation which is based in New York City.

 

98. Jean-Paul Gaultier

In a move characteristic of his position in French fashion as something of an enfant terrible, in 1997 Jean-Paul Gaultier entered the world of haute couture and become a fashion icon and master.

 

99. Roberto Cavalli

Recognized and famous for his glamorous unique style, leatherwear, and denim, Roberto Cavalli is one of the most influential fashion stylists all over the world.

 

100. Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein leaves his legacy and heritage through his signature designs in the world of fashion. His company designed clothes and more particularly coats and suits.

 

Our flight to the Luxury Design World already ends. We really hope that you had enjoyed and get inspired by our top 100: a selection that ranges from the best product designers to the most stunning design events from all over the planet.

 

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