Rabih Hage is an architect and designer who founded his London studio in 2001. His work is a mix of beautiful interiors and visionary architecture with a cutting edge and ever-evolving creative approach.
Hage’s work is all encompassing ranging from designs for beautiful furniture for private clients to the creation of design concepts with a commercial approach for his corporate clients.
In 2008 Hage designed the Rough Luxe Hotel located in London,England which triggered a worldwide movement in design.
This small hotel in a Georgian terraced house is the antithesis of a hotel chain with air-conditioned constancy, polished finishes and bland colours.
“Beauty is subjective,” Hage explains, who created Rough Luxe name, concept and interior design; “Perfection doesn’t mean beauty. It’s not important. What makes a place great to stay is the location, the welcome you get and how well you are looked after. The material side is irrelevant.”
Instead, visitors step through the door to discover a fascinating blend of urban archaeology; partially sanded surfaces, bare floorboards, walls stripped back to older layers of paint and patching, mingled with gloriously opulent contemporary wallpaper, modern art and exquisitely comfortable beds.
Get to know some of the beautiful work of Rabih Hage:
An 17th century home with 19th century additions
“We worked with the clients to create a laid-back atmosphere that could be enjoyed by the family during weekends. The guiding principles where clean lines, subtle colours and uncluttered spaces.” he says.
On this project the challenge for Rabih Hage was not just to modernize the look of the place, but to find a way of making it work.
He thought of a cantilevered mezzanine along the main back wall. It would not add weight to the room because it is suspended from steel beams running from the front of the building to the back.
View from bedroom
Rabih Hage has been recognised with numerous awards from the design industry, such as the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award 2011, Homes & Gardens Award for Interior Design 2012, and consistent nomination by House and Garden and Architectural Digest (France) as one of the Top 100 leading designers since 2002.
Images Courtesy of Rabih Hage
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