2018 AD100 List: Discover Who Made This Year’s List (PART 1) — Whether rule-breakers or defenders of tradition, the men and women of the 2018 AD100 all have one thing in common: uncommon vision.
Every year, the worldwide famous magazine selects the great names of architecture and interior design, helping us to explore the work of these visionaries, including new books, product launches, restaurant and hotel openings, and more. Furthermore, brace yourselves, because Designers is about to show you the 1st part of this year’s list!
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1. Adjaye Associates
was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in London, New York and completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Two of the practice’s largest commissions to date are the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO).
2. Aero Studios
Thomas O’Brien is an interior and home furnishings designer based in New York City. He is the founder and President of , one of America’s leading design firms, and the proprietor of Aero Ltd., the iconic home boutique that is the retail face of the studio, open to the public at the same address.
is the award-winning architecture studio founded by the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete with Directors Ho-Yin Ng, Alice Dietsch, and Maximiliano Arrocet. Since its formation in 2009, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design.
4. Alex Papachristidis Interiors
The work of interior decorator has been described as thoughtful, personal, sophisticated and eclectic. Having mastered the skill of fusing modern and traditional elements, editors, designers and clients’ alike use the word “fresh” to define his elegant approach, color palette, and the delightful details that make even a small room sizzle with style. Mario Buatta calls Alex Papachristidis “one of today’s eminent tastemakers. Known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details.”
5. Amy Lau Design
creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Embracing both art and design, each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces, and site-specific commissions.
6. Ashe + Leandro
is an architecture and interior design practice located in New York City. Referencing art, design, and culture, the design studio manages to blend natural materials, textures and patterns to create refined, curated spaces. Our designs are decidedly contemporary and inspired, yet honor the past with a polished, timeless energy.
7. Atelier AM
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, the husband-and-wife team behind the interior design and architecture firm , are known for their elegantly refined interiors that masterfully mix classical proportions, varied finishes, and exquisite furnishings, resulting in bold yet tranquil environments.
8. The Archers
Beloved by Hollywood’s young elite, is under-the-radar Los Angeles collaborative design studio that might be the most exciting design firm you’ve never heard of.
9. Thad Hayes Inc.
is a New York interior design firm specializing in sensitively conceived projects that are functional, livable spaces with timeless relevance. Hayes’ design concepts are infused with knowledge of decorative arts, fine arts, and expertise in architecture. We balance modern, machined elements with warm, textured, historical ones often weaving a story or dialogue of periods.
10. Tino Zervudachi & Associés
firm’s polished style is showcased in these homes in Virginia and Paris.
11. Tom Scheerer Inc.
Architectural and interior designer, whose work is characterized by clear architectural solutions with beautiful, comfortable furnishings. always shares his design philosophy, major influences, and what’s coming up in his career.
12. Toshiko Mori Architect
This architect is known for enriching modernist forms with a sense of poetry. ‘s work is also known for over thirty years of innovative and influential work in a diverse body of projects that have received numerous design awards.
13. Ben Pentreath Ltd.
’s architectural and interior design studio has established a powerful reputation across a variety of disciplines. From master-planning and urban development to private houses and playful interiors, our small and close-knit team works to create the best – whatever the scale, size, scope, and budget of a project.
14. Bestor Architecture
gives form, shape, and character to communities and neighborhoods. Since 1995, Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism.
15. BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)
BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers, and inventors. ’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes.
16. Bilhuber and Associates
One of a handful of preeminent American decorators, takes his design cues from understanding the importance of history while optimistically looking towards the future. With almost thirty years of decorating experience, he brings an acclaimed confidence and clarity to his far-reaching projects
17. Billy Cotton
is a multi-disciplinaryAmericann design firm known for its intelligence and unique sensibility. Specializing in a multi-scaled approach to design, billy cotton’s work spans architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting and product design.
18. Brian J. McCarthy Inc.
A former partner of the legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, award-winning designer has designed an array of stunning private residences around the United States.
19. Carrier and Company Interiors
In-demand firm showcases its chic projects in a new book. Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the husband-and-wife-duo behind New York-based Interior Design firm, are creating utterly chic yet comfortable rooms adored by fashion designers and media moguls alike. Carrier and Company interiors nod toward understatement
20. Caruncho Garden & Architecture
The landscape designer complements the crisply sculptural buildings at this atelier with captivating, elegantly austere gardens. After his Madrid garden is decimated by a deadly fungus, landscape guru cultivates its glorious new incarnation
21. Charles Zana Architecture d’Intérieur
Fifteen architects, interior architects, and designers work with on projects ranging from private houses and apartments to company head offices, shops, and renovations. As a passionate collector of works by Ettore Sottsass, Zana organized a nearly 70-piece exhibit of ceramics by the great Italian architect at last year’s Venice Biennale.
is a Los Angeles-based design studio with a reputation for holistic work across the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, and brand management. The firm has designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects worldwide, a wide array of home and lifestyle products, as well as graphics and branding concepts for the fashion, arts and entertainment industries.
23. Cullman & Kravis Inc.
is known for providing the highest quality of design excellence and personal service since 1984. We collaborate closely with our clients to realize their aesthetic ideas and practical needs while adhering to their established budgets. While elegance and practicality is C&K’s first objective, our utmost pride comes from the fact that every home we design reflects the personality of the owner, making no two projects the same.
24. Dan Fink Studio
For many of the most passionate creatives, work life can’t help but bleed into the personal. New York-based designer Dan Fink is a perfect example: Fink is the founding principal of his eponymous firm, , where he creates warm, nuanced interiors that blend the best of traditional and modern style.
25. Daniel Romualdez Architects
is a high-end residential Architecture and Interior Design located in the heart of Chelsea. With more than a nod to the mid-century masters, Daniel Romualdez has made his mark among New York’s architectural, social and fashion glitterati.
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