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AD100 List for 2016

Have you already seen AD100 list for the new year? If not, it is something you should definitely check out soon. Every year Architectural Digest, one of the most renown interior design and architecture magazines in the world, publishes a new list of the most important tastemakers in the industry. 100 extraordinary personalities that shape the world around you – architects, decorators and interior designers, all leaders in their profession.

Many of the names you can encounter on the AD100 list has been there more than once. If you are a frequent guest on Best Interior Designers Blog many names will probably look familiar. Below we present just some of the designers from the list we rarely featured here before, but we love their projects. We would like to also encourage you to check out the full AD100 list that can be found here.

Carrier and Company


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Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd. principals, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, are a husband and wife design duo with a combined total of 30 years experience working with New York’s premier design firms before opening their own in 2005.

Clients include Anna Wintour – Vogue, Bob Pittman, Jane Rosenthal, Catie and Donald Marron, Jay Fielden – Town and Country, Jason Wu and Annie Leibovitz to name a few.


Commune Design

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Commune is a Los Angeles-based design studio founded 2004 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 graphic and branding concepts for the fashion, arts and entertainment industries.


Deborah Berke Partners

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Company of 60 people who share a goal: to create buildings and spaces that are poised between background and foreground, where the presence of architecture is in a constant balance with the forces of life. Their design work is often described as having a refined, elegant aesthetic, but they like to think of it as being both bold and subtle at the same time.


 Francis Sultana

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Francis Sultana is a furniture and interior designer based in London with an international client base covering Europe & Russia, USA and Asia. Sultana is the favoured designer of many of the biggest art patrons globally who are drawn to his use of noble materials, fine craftsmanship and luxurious finishes.  Francis works across both residential and commercial interior projects.


 Rose Uniacke

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Rose trained as a furniture restorer, gilder and specialist in paint and lacquer before becoming a respected antique dealer. She and her team work internationally but are based in Pimlico, in central London. Rose’s interiors all reflect her personal aesthetic: her predilection for light, air and space; her pursuit of both simplicity and refinement; her emphasis not only on restraint but also on softness; and the importance she attaches to materials and to texture.


 Shawn Henderson

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I create interiors that feel comfortably sophisticated, rich and relaxed… Interiors that inspire you daily through nuance, harmony and contrasts… Interiors that reflect your needs and spirit… Interiors that truly feel like home” says New York based, young interior designer. Shawn Henderson has worked with such celebrities as Will Ferrell, Glenn Close, filmmaker Tate Taylor, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson.


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*Written by Maria Silva