50 BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS IN ASIA PART I – These well-known Asia interior designers are renowned for their finest residential, hospitality, and dining projects. In the design field, overnight success is uncommon. The most well-known interior designers have years of experience working with customers, creating product lines, and creating brands.
1. 101 Design
2. AEDAS SHANGHAI
Aedas is the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge, and international practice. Their 1,400 creative minds with design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with a deep social and cultural understanding of the communities they design for.
B+H is another design giant that chose Shanghai as one of the places to establish an office as well as take on several interior design projects. B+ H has a wide range of activities for establishments such as workplaces, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, among many more.
Interiors by CarpetStan is a business focused on interior textile collection, design, and trading. They started their business in Shanghai in 2007. CarpetStan’s range of textiles includes designer, antique, modern and tribal carpets, kilims, and carpet furniture. CarpetStan is the place to find lasting and collectible textile items that are environmentally sustainable and aesthetically stunning.
5. Casa Vera
Casa Vera has been dedicated, since 1998, to provide high-end real estate and private projects to their clients in China. Their style is inspired by the Italian design industry. Along with their work in interior design, they also own a showroom.
6. Champion Global Services
CGS manages 10,000+ hotel rooms around the world with more than USD300 millions annual procurement amount. CGS sources and procures from a global network of 3,500+ quality suppliers, with a focus on China and Southeast Asia, the region known for solid quality at lower cost. Champion Global Services (CGS) Limited is a subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings Limited, a leading property and hotel company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
7. Covasta Comercial
Thanks to the boom of China’s economy, the company’s brand development strategy and the expansion of marketing system, The COVASTA have grown rapidly since its establishment in 2006. They adhere to their mission and heavily involved in economic and cultural exchanges worldwide. It works with Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology to co-found the Fashion Innovation Industrial Park in Beijing, Kunshan, Haining and Xiong’an, with a view to promoting the integration of school and industries and supporting young artists and design talents. COVASTA will always cooperate in good faith with customers to absorb new design ideas and create a better life.
8. The Shouter
THE SHOUTER advocates the brand concept of “design is fun”, aiming to serve every consumer group pursuing independent aesthetics and interesting experience. Just like the definition of trendy clothing by fashion buyers, THE SHOUTER aims at designing trendy home furnishings. , Based on the collection of trendy home buyers’ stores and independent joint ODM design products, so that each home has a unique personality.
9. DARIEL STUDIO SHANGHAI
Dariel Studio is a multi-award winning interior design company founded in Shanghai in 2006 by French Designer Thomas Dariel. Since its establishment, Dariel Studio has completed over 60 projects of the highest quality in the main areas of design: hospitality, commercial and residential.
10. DEDODESIGN ARCHITECTS
DEDODESIGN Architects (DDA) is an award-winning collective of architects, makers, and creatives based in Hong Kong,London, Shanghai, and Venice. Since its foundation in 2001, DDA has developed a diverse international body of work of all scales including cultural, civic, residential, commercial as well as master planning projects.
11. DFF FURNISHING
Since 2000, Distinctive Fine Furniture (DFF) has been designing and manufacturing quality furniture for modern homes. Today, they are firmly established as a bedroom suite specialist with an extensive product line and growing international presence.
12. Dimore Design
Britt Moran, a North Carolina-born former graphic designer, and Emiliano Salci, a former art director at Cappellini, are a perfect fusion of talents. They are storytellers and experience builders. They create designs and atmospheres that recollect. A juxtaposition of contexts, spaces and elements that evoke emotion. From meticulous research to the careful and rigorous selection of pieces, textures, perfumes and sounds; from abstract to palpable; every unit of the ensemble feeds the pleasures of the senses and represent their creativity.
13. DL ARCHITECTURE
DLArchitecture is an architectural practice that has been awarded among the 100 best architects in China three times in a row. It was funded by the Italian architect and interior designer Domitilla Lepri. The offices of Rome and Shanghaiinclude an international team of architects and interior designers. This unique team creates a blend of different cultures, which is reflected in the style of our projects.
14. Fashion Lighting Group
Fashion Lighting Group was founded in 1989, specializing in high-quality imported crystal lighting from around the world. It has had a reputation as the leader of Taiwan’s artistic lighting and imported lighting for over 30 years.
15. FLSI SHANGHAI
FLSI is derived from the abbreviation of Fortune Lighting System Inc. It was established in Los Angeles, USA in 2008. Since its establishment, it has cooperated with the American SOM architectural design office on the lighting design of many large-scale projects. In the 10 years since its establishment, FLSI has completed more than 300 lighting design projects worldwide.
16. Furong Chen / WUU
Furong Chen created WUU in 2014, and since then it became a company focused on the development of furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories. Furong studied Integrated Design at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. He has a design philosophy in which he aims to “return an object to its original essence“ through design, while at the same time combining technology with traditional crafts.
17. GENSLER HBA SHANGHAI
At Gensler, they are united by their commitment to holistically improve the human experience. Guided by determined optimism, they can use the power of design to spark positive change and create a future that promotes equity, resilience, and wellbeing for everyone.
18. HBA SHANGHAI
HBA creates the signature looks of today’s luxury brands, independent contemporary boutique hotels, urban resort spas, world-class residences, restaurants, and casinos. From continent to continent, each HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision. With more than 1,400 designers around the globe in 23 offices in nearly every major city, HBA is a truly global company. HBA’s international presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each new project.
“Hcreates is an award-winning interior design studio based in Shanghai, China. We have been designing projects across Asia since 2010. Hcreates collaborates with like-minded clients to design spaces that stimulate and inspire. We are well-known for our restaurant, bar, and office designs and take on a variety of projects from health and wellness to retail.
20.Hero Design Group
Hero Design Group is a collective of creatives who strive towards interior design excellence. They utilise state of the art digital technologies to drive an effective and transparent process for our clients, from design to build. Their aim is to ensure their clients are supported and heard throughout the entire design journey. At each stage, their team of heroes strives to carefully consider and understand both the needs and aspirations of their clients, as well as the creative potentials of their space.
21. HKS Architects
Because the best is always for last, we finish this article with the third and final design “giant”, HKS Architects. Since 2010, their Shanghai studio has an approach with several state-of-the-art design methods regarding their challenges. This is a company with many types of clients, and aside from commercial, hospitality, and private residences, they also have aviation, education, government, and sports clientele in their portfolio.
22. H.N LIN Design Center
All that surrounds us in our home is much more than just a piece of furniture, it is our traveling companion, something that once entered our home, stays with us all our life, establishing with us an intimate and personal relationship that reflects our idea of beauty. It is a presence that ages slowly with us, taking on day after day that unique patina of time. Such choices must reflect our personality in order to become aesthetically and psychologically pleasing.
23. HOK SHANGHAI
24. HWCD Shanghai
HWCD is also known as Harmony World Consultant and Design is an international design company with head offices in Shanghai, London, and Barcelona. The design company works on a wide range of design projects, both residential, commercial, and art consulting.
Muli is a brand Home Furnishing products is committed to high-end living space, product range covers wood wall self-contained system, in the high-end locker rooms and kitchen ready products and furniture and other products Home Furnishing.
Jemo is an interior design and construction company, operating in Shanghai area since 2010. Jemo provides a wide range of services to its customers, from the elaboration of the interior design to the final construction and follow-up maintenance. When needed, Jemo can also offer additional services such as branding and consulting.
27. JIANGSU PEITAN EXPORT & IMPORT TRADING CO.,LTD
Jiangsu Xinfang Import And Export Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004. The Company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of piece goods or yard goods of natural or manmade fibers.
28. Kokai Studios
Kokaistudios consists of a company first created by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis in 2000, which would later evolve with the creation of a Shanghai office in 2002. Their aim is to create design projects that add a positive element to the environment and social fabric of the location of said challenge, be it through architecture, urban renewal, hospitality, retail, among others.
29. Lola Lago Interiores Barcelona
Lola Lago Interiores Barcelona is a Spanish Interior Design studio based in Shanghai, providing High-End Emotional Interior Design with more than 35 years of experience. They like Maximalism and the use of colors and curved shapes and their concepts are irreverent, mind-blowing, and out of the ordinary.
30. MRT Design
Created in 1995, MRT design is an architectural and interior design studio with a deep experience regarding retail and public projects all of which are located throughout greater China. Their work has also been mentioned in prestige publications in the country and their style can either be modern and minimalistic or classic and elegant, with the special addition of some unique lighting effects in some projects.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the creators of this multitasking company, able to provide several services in areas such as architecture, master planning, branding/graphic design, and also in the design of interiors, furniture, and other relevant products. Among some of their most relevant works, we can enumerate the restoration of a Shanghai theatre from the 30s, creating a hotel at the former headquarters of the Japenese army, and most recently, creating “The Unfolding Village” for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019.
32. Nong Studio
Founded in 2015 by Dr. Chasing Wang and co-founders from Italy and Shanghai, NONG Studio is an inter-disciplinary spacial design practice based in Shanghai and also an additional office in Milan. Nong Studio works internationally providing architectural renovation, boutique and retail, luxury residence, graphic, and product design services.
PR&A makes sense of your space, they listen to fully understand your needs and expectations. And last but not least they develop a range of Architecture or interior design concepts that balance purpose and well-being. They Promote the latest trends and design through their vision born of experience, with offices in Milan and Shanghai we provide their customers worldwide services tailored to their needs and wants.
34. PRID DESIGN
Since 2004, PRID has been dedicated to providing the finest tailored service for high-end real estate projects such as a luxury condo, private mansion, enterprise exhibition hall, and multifunctional shopping mall, etc. Their team of professionals is ready for you to blur that line between art and functionality.
35. PURE SHANGHAI
PURE, founded by Mr. Zhou Xiaorui, is a building interior design company based on Shanghai’s culture, creativity and diversity, which is based on Shanghai, China. Pu Jiu design provides international architectural, interior, graphic, furniture and product design services.
36. RIGI Design
RIGI Design was founded in 2007 by Kai Liu and is described as a cutting-edge design firm, that maintains an independent design language and concept, providing innovative and comprehensive design solutions for social and professional customers.
Since RMJM was established in 1956, it has seen (and often participated in) some of the most significant architectural transformations of the last three generations. From 1970s camel racing grandstands in Dubai to terminals in Russia’s busiest airport in 2019, RMJM has worked on some truly unique and iconic projects, including the record-breaking Lakhta Centre, the LEED award-winning Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel.
38. RooMoo Design
RooMoo Design Studio, founded in Shanghai, is based on a definite relationship between architecture, interior and product design, which has been a driving force to create projects with subtle transitions between these disciplines. They pursue the integrity and the quality of the design from the beginning of a project until accomplishment.
Sainte Gina Paris is a Home Design & Art brand focused on the most contemporary creators. The interior design store believes in creating extraordinary customer experiences. From the initial visit to the final installation of its products, they are dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of customer service.
40. SHANGHAI DOMUS AUREA COLLECTION LIMITED
Elite, a Swiss company in the middle of the world, defends and asserts values of respect and sustainable development in perfect harmony with all actors in the corporate value chain. Its production is based as much on the skills and commitments of its partners as on know-how and the concern for a job well done by its employees. On the strength of its convictions, Elite strives to offer high quality products made in the traditional way with natural raw materials
41. SHANGHAI HIPP ARCHITECTUAL DECORATION DESIGN
“Shanghai Black Bubble Architectural Decoration Design Engineering Co., Ltd. is a design company with rationality and innovation as the concept. We creatively solve the various problems faced in commercial space design for large hotels, boutique hotels, high-end restaurants, clubs, offices, and other related customers. Kind of a problem.”
42. SPAZE DESIGN
Spaze Design are architectural and interior designers specializing in commercial and residential architecture projects including retail store planning design, office design and architecture refurbishments in Hong Kong and across P.R.C.
43. STEINBERG HART SHANGHAI
For over 65 years, Steinberg Hart has been shaping environments and creating inspiring places through an idea driven, results-oriented approach to design. The firm’s team of architects, designers, planners and sustainability experts share the belief that design can create profound and unexpected connections between people and place.
44. Steve Leung Design Group
Founded in 1997 by Steve Leung, a renowned architect, interior, and product designer, SLD has grown to become one of the largest interior design groups with over 500 employees. Our strong and experienced design and decoration teams provide quality and professional services to clients in Greater China and other parts of the world.
45. STUDIO ILLUMINE
“Studio Illumine was founded in Shanghai in 2012 and is comprised of an international team of lighting designers. Our team members come from varied design backgrounds, from interior design to theatre and retail design. In an industry saturated with engineers, we have thoughtfully picked each member due of their background and passion in design and because at Studio Illumine, we work as a team.”
Founded in 2008 in Singapore, Thicas opened 2 years after its second office in Hong Kong. Thicas provides decorations for indoor and outdoor projects. Working closely with their network of Interior Designers, Architects, Property Developers, Hoteliers, Contractors and Purchasing Companies, they source, design, manufacture and deliver.
47. VERMILION ZHOU
Vermilion Zhou Design Group was founded in Shanghai, by Kuang Ming (Ray)Chou, and Vera Chu ; and Garvin Hung subsequently joined in. They have completed over 600 interior design projects in China and overseas, including public areas, commercial spaces, hotels, clubhouses, offices and high-end residences, since 2002.
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners is a creative atelier whose work ranges from architecture and interior design to retail, hospitality, and restaurant design. Based in Milan and Shanghai, the Studio, founded and run by architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino, in its twenty-year career has developed projects in almost every country and continent, always adopting an attentive approach to face the major issues of the contemporary culture, city, landscape, and society.
49. WATG – SHANGHAI
Pioneering the way, in 1979 WATG was one of the first American firms to be commissioned and approved to design a hotel for the People’s Republic of China.
50. WILSON ASSOCIATES
At Wilson Associates, they seek to redefine the creative industry by inspiring, enriching, and engaging the human experience. Their dynamic talent and collaborative spirit have inspired and created some of the world’s most iconic, avant-garde spaces.