The Interior Design Industry has always been supportive of women rights and some of the best interior designers in history are women. Icons of design like Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish or Elsie de Wolfe helped shape this industry and paved the way for other talented and creative female designers to take the lead and stand out!
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Following this idea, Best Interior Designers decided to produce this article that features some of the best women in the design and architecture industries of today that were inspired by the career of some of those design icons of the past. They have completely revolutionized and given a new meaning to these art forms, while sometimes not being fully recognized for their impressive work and ideas. But today, all of them are recognized as top contributors to their fields. Let’s meet the remaining amazing women that are shaping today’s Interior Design Industry in the Part II of this super article!
Ilse Crawford – She’s responsible for the luxury interiors studio and she believes that design is “about designing spaces that prioritize the immeasurable values, that make the normal special and make us feel alive.” Ultimately, the creative director finds fundamental to create comfortable places in any kind of environment.
Hella Jongerius – Jongeriuslab designs’ possess the power of the final stage, while also communicating that they are part of something greater, with both a past and an uncertain future. The unfinished, the provisional, the possible – they hide in the attention for imperfections, traces of the creation process, and the revealed potential of materials and techniques. Through this working method, Jongerius not only celebrates the value of the process but also engages the viewer, the user, in her investigation.
Jan Showers – Directed by the idea that blending high and low provenances are the next ceremonial phase in design, the Dallas-based artists, find that beauty, luxury and comfort should be always present in any setting. Showers believes that “Interior design is an art form that, if done properly, helps people live comfortably surrounded by beauty.”
Carme Pigem – Carme Pigem Barceló is a Spanish architect, a member of the Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm RCR Arquitectes, together with Ramón Vilalta and Rafael Aranda. The work’s firm is known for a grounded style that is rooted in and inspired by its local conditions. The following are some of their best work to date: the Bell–Lloc Winery in Palamós, Spain (2007); the Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens in Barcelona (2007), and the Soulages Museum in Rodez, France (in collaboration with G. Trégouët, 2014).
Suzanne Kasler – Their design technique can construe as an amalgamation of aspects by both traditional and contemporary design, often recurring to the use of velvets and linens. They frequently seek influences in the work of Peter Marino and Thierry Despont. According to Kasler, what can be expected from the interiors company is “Decorating that isn’t so perfect.”
Toshiko Mori – Renowned for creating modern spaces while exploring the grace of poetry, the designer showcases a wide spectrum of products, ranging from cultural to residential designs. Basically, Mori is a skilled master of nuanced spatial designs.
Isabel Lópes-Quezada – Isabel Lópes-Quezada’s studio was established in 1983, and for thirty years, her practice has become a force to be reckoned with. From city homes to large country estates, the Spanish designer finds her roots when designing “Magical homes that are sensitive to the architecture and faithful to their place.”
Rose Uniacke – Considered to be Britain’s designer of the moment, Uniacke creates unprecedented interiors each time. Her style is described as being simple yet refined. To the designer, a room should be comfortable, meditative, and relaxing. The designer who has done work for the Beckhams and Jo Malone, advises to “Always start with the architecture and work to make the best of it, but know that details, whether complex or simple, really make the design.”
Farshid Moussavi – Farshid Moussavi is an internationally acclaimed architect and Professor in Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before founding her own studio, FMA, Moussavi was the co-founder of the Foreign Office Architects (FOA) until 2011. Some of her best work as an architect include the Ōsanbashi, International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio and the Victoria Beckham Flagship Store, London, UK.
Shirley Blumberg – Shirley Blumberg is a founding partner of KPMB Architects and a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to architecture and for her commitment to creating spaces that foster a sense of community. Regarding notable works, Blumberg was involved in the development of the Canadian Museum of Nature as well as the Sprague Memorial Hall of Yale University, and countless others.
Alexa Hampton – According to Alexa Hampton, the owner and president of the firm, their signature style can be particularised as an “Eclectic design that is as logical as it is unique.” From New York City to Hangzhou, China, Mark Hampton LLC project portfolio encompasses luxe, beautifully layered urban apartments, expansive town, and country residences, private aeroplanes, and even yachts.
Billie Tsien – Alongside her husband Tod Williams, Billie Tsien created the Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects firm. The acclaimed practice is known for producing masterpieces that feature clean lines and serene spaces. Their philosophy lies in the following belief: “We measure the value of our work by the quiet pleasure of the lives lived in our buildings.”
Image Source: Billie Tsien, Alexa Hampton, Shirley Blumberg, Farshid Moussavi, Rose Uniacke, Isabel Lópes-Quezada, Toshiko Mori, Suzanne Kasler, Carme Pigem, Jan Showers, Isle Crawford, Hella Jongerius
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