28
Aug

5 INTERIOR DESIGNERS WHO ARE TURNING THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE UPSIDE DOWN

Bruna Vaccher

Italian by birth and founder of Modacasa Atelier Architettura, Vaccher has been designing impeccable interiors since 1990. She graduated in Architecture at the IUAV Venice University and has proven that, for her, no challenge is impossible. Her work evolves both in the realms of architecture and decoration, her studio has executed both critically acclaimed contemporary buildings and exclusive interior design pieces. She is also a talented art director and furniture designer.

Bruna Vaccher never ceases to amaze, she is currently collaborating with design studio Alf DaFre, creating matchless modern pieces based on simple lines and neutral colours.

Her distinct design concept integrates comfort both in her furniture design with a pleasant layout of the space itself.

Kelly Wearstler

With clients such as Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in her roster, this Californian designer is radically changing the world of interior design. Her unmistakeable style blends bold choices with sleek sophistication, there’s no doubt you’ll quickly fall in love with the vibrant essence of her projects.

She’s quite the creative force and covers a wide scope within interior design: Kelly creates everything from marvellous pieces of furniture to very detailed kitchen accessories. Despite having just turned 50, her unique look has made her rise to critical acclaim all over the world. She’s currently designing interiors for the Viceroy and Tides Hotel chains, she’s active on social media, has authored four books and is a marketing expert.

Her playful, elegantly over-the-top designs will captivate you.

Maria Pergay

Pergay is pure talent, her career started in modernist France in the 50s and although her style is hard to label, we can guarantee you won’t be able to resist its magnetic allure.

Maria has always been breaking molds in the design industry, while her peers were creating functional pieces to cater for the Parisian urbanisation boom, she focused on designing unique pieces that had little to do with the predominant trends of the time.

Although she pioneered the introduction of stainless steel in domestic furnishing, she also favoured silver at the beginning of her career.

The past has always been part of Pergay’s present, this ability to blend different eras and styles are part of her signature. Her designs capture the essence of an abstract moment in time, materialising creative concepts in a marvellously plastic way.

Pergay’s enthusiasm is undeniable, and having created seventy new pieces in the last decade, her creative flow seems unstoppable. 88 years old, she is now working harder than ever to materialise her creative torrent which makes any of her pieces simply spectacular.

Victoria Hagan

She’s the reference point in classical interior design, this New Yorker is considered one of the key figures as far as the intelligent integration between architectural spaces and interior design.

Now a member of the Board of Governors of the Parsons School of Design, which she graduated from in 1984, she recently endowed a scholarship for the newly formed MFA programme in Interior Design.

Victoria Hagan was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. She has been awarded many of the USA’s top design honours, including Architectural Digest’s “Top 100”.

Rizzoli published her first book, Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits in 2010, with the second volume, Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces following in 2017.

Her design philosophy features a refined use of materials, sophisticated colour, and strong silhouettes, creating a strong overall composition. She’s unstoppable.

Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen is one of the most sought after interior designers in the world. Her first commission at age 16, was to design a family friend’s kitchen. Since then, her 600 square metre design studio has become one of the most renowned in the world, constituting a meeting point and source of inspiration for many industry professionals.

Kelly is honoured to be the recipient of copious design honours including the Andrew Martin Interior Design Award as well as Woman Of Achievement in 2007, the ELLE Decoration Award or the Grazia Designer of the Year. In 2011 Hoppen hosted her own Channel 5 show called Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen, showing that her creative talents aren’t limited to interiors.

In her own words,

A home should be where you feel joy and happiness. It should feel like your own space, reflective of the spirit, life and loves of the people who live there.

She puts this into action by combining the clean, precise lines of the East with opulent textures from the West harmoniously layered on top of neutral tones. Asserting the client’s personality on to this, Kelly guarantees one immaculate space after another.

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