We are proud to present our selection of the Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects that stood out during the year 2020!
From all over the World, this Top List features some of the most creative and talented professionals of the design industry. With styles ranging from contemporary classic to modern classic or mid-century modern, this is the ultimate list that every design lover should know.
So enjoy this master selection of the Best Design Personalities of 2020 and sharing inspiration, taste, and expertise with any design lover.
TOP 100 INTERIOR DESIGNERS – PART 1
1| 5 JANELAS – Portugal
Originally from the city of Guimarães, 5 Janelas has become one of the most renowned interior design studios in the country. Created by an inspiring interior designer with incredible ideas called Francisco Neves.
With over 20 years of experience, his projects have a sense of contemporary combined with timeless and classic references with careful attention to detail in every project.
5 Janelas’ studio became recognized as one of the best studios in Portugal for its high-quality services in creating tailored interiors for each client.
Passionate about craftsmanship techniques, Francisco truly believes that Portugal is one of the best symbols of ancient craftsmanship. The interior designer believes that these ancient techniques can be the right way to live happily with a democratic design approach since it influences the design conscience of each interior designer or design lover.
Guimarães | Hamici Joalharia, 2017
5 Janelas Project
2| AB CONCEPT – Hong Kong
AB Concept was founded in 1999 by Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, a designer and architect duo who have made a remarkable impact in the world of luxury design.
They want to create timeless design projects that surpass the client’s expectations and become one of the more valuable legacies.
The designers’ creative process begins with the establishment of a creative theme that is going to be the foundation of the entire design, they only committed to working with projects that they feel connected through an emotional response.
AB Concept believes that most of the changes will come from innovation in technology, from smart fabrics to new production methods.
Hong Kong | K11 MUSEA, 2019
Hong Kong | Kau To Shan, 2019
3| ALENE WORKMAN INTERIOR DESIGN – USA
With 25 years of experience and knowledge, Alene Workman Interior Design studio offers many innovative high-quality design solutions to impact your design project.
They don’t like to follow trends, they think there is also a direction of incorporating less formatted design where originality is the primary force and unexpected pieces may be combined, mixing modern with midcentury or iconic pieces from Scandinavia, to create a lighter and unexpected interior. With this diversity, they’re able to display the most amazing settings, concentrating many different styles, and still making it absolutely stunning.
Florida | Private Relaxed Sanctuary
4| ALEXANDRA FEDOROVA – Russia
Alexandra Fedorova has her own architectural bureau since 2004, getting specialized in designing residential and public buildings as well as interiors.
Alexandra describes her philosophy as timeless, her bureau prides itself on conceiving trendy and valuable settings and designs that will still matter as time goes by, independently of the type of service, the studio always approach work from an architectural standpoint.
In order to have the best outcome, Federova believes that every designer should pay close attention to every particularity of a project, emphasizing the importance of discovering the right architects or designers. It is not an individual art form, it is rather complex and lengthy, thus the designer gives a piece of advice in not trying to do everything by oneself.
Moscow | Copper Shell House
5| AMY LAU – USA
Amy Lau founded her New York design firm in 2001, the majority of her works are of luxurious residential interiors include an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world.
The Arizona native developed a deep passion for design and honed her curatorial eye studying eminent historians and her exuberance and expertise have made Amy a speaker and panelist at conferences and in forums around the world.
East End Avenue Residence
New York | Central Park Penthouse
6| ANDREA BENTO – Brazil
Andrea Bento creates bespoke interior design projects for the different parts of the house always, but the renowned interior designer is known as the “little princesses”, kids, architect/decorator specialist.
Filled with joy and amazing combinations she moves by bold and cheerful color tones that represent the clients’ needs and dreams. Her main goal is to create a unique environment where you are allowed to dream!
Andrea Bento Kids Project
7| ATELIER BIAGETTI – Italy
Atelier Biagetti is a company founded by Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari.
They drew inspiration from all over the world, specifically in regards to “human behavior and contemporary society’s greatest obsessions”, used to challenging the boundaries between disciplines, they aim to construct an immersive environment filled with clues and hints in which the objects become characters, in the amazing design scenes.
No Sex Project
Body Building Project
8| AVANZATO DESIGN – USA
Since 1999, Avanzato Design creates custom luxury interiors for clients all around the world.
What they love more in their work is the challenge of making a connection with their client and trying to figure out what interior is best suited for them.
For Avanzato Design, the focus in the design world in the future is climate change and how to deal with it. Design plays a very important role in making sure that people come up with a different way on how to deal with it and the number of people thinking out of the box is amazing.
London | Duke St. Barbershop
Fisher Island | Beach Apartment
9| B+K ARCHITECTURE – ISRAEL
Founded by Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz, the interior design and architecture studio has been awarded as the “Best International Interior Design Studio” by the distinguished Build Awards.
They are storytellers: drawing implicitly on the sensuous connection between life, selves, history, memory, craftsmanship and experience, the choices B+K Architecture makes in every act of design embody this connection in a fresh way.
Berlin | Sir Savigny Hotel, 2016
10| BISHOP DESIGN – UAE
Paul Bishop founded Bishop Design in 2004. Inspired by some of the most iconic personalities in the interior design industry, he has become one of the most searched interior designers in the world!
Nowadays, the interior design features an excellent and award-winning portfolio of Commercial, Hospitality, Retail and Residential projects that have been secured through recommendation, referral, and repeat business.
Distinguished by a unique design style, the interior designer is famous for breaking boundaries in his amazing design projects. Utilizing state of the art materials and products, incorporating bespoke custom-made pieces, enables Paul Bishop studio to continually expand and develop new design methods in the ever-changing market.
UAE | Toro + Ko
UAE | BOA Lounge & Club
11| BROWN DAVIS – USA
The Brown Davis Architecture & Interiors studio was founded by Todd Davis and Rob Brown. The renowned designers joined their shared passion for classic architecture, discerning environments, and extraordinary craftsmanship and started working together in 1994.
Brown Davis signature style is all about the saturated hues, this bold luxury design style it is a uniquely American perspective, that fuses the traditional roots of classicism, with an international, modern, sensual vitality.
For each interior design project, they create custom palettes that harmonize and balance transitions among eclectic furnishings. The Miami-based studio creates unique interiors that combine two important aspects of today’s luxury design style: comfort and incredible aesthetics.
Sunset Island Home
12| BRUNETE FRACCOLI – Brazil
Brunete Fraccaroli is famous for creating luxury design projects filled with color and bespoke furnishings.
She incorporates unique colors, textures, and shapes in elegant shabby-chic environments and her boldness ensures recognition in the specialized press around the world.
Fraccoli believes the architecture and design are increasingly connected to people’s lifestyles. According to the interior designer, the secret to a successful project relies on the bespoke details, on the emotional meaning of each projected space.
Brunete Fraccoli Project
13| CAMERON WOO DESIGN – Singapore
Founded in 2000, Cameron Woo Design is an international interior design studio, and lifestyle firm, specializing in creating distinct spaces for private clients.
The Studio is constantly innovating, adapt and evolve, to explore opportunities outside of Singapore and actually work in different parts of the Asia Pacific region.
For him, the design is a calling and the learning process is infinite, challenging and exciting, and what makes him feel fulfilled professionally is the smile on the client’s face. Taking up a project and seeing it through from beginning to end and finally handing over the finished product to the client and exceeding our client’s expectation. For them, that is always a deeply satisfying moment.
Singapore | Leedon Park Residence
Australia | Silkar Penthouse
14| CAMPANA BROTHERS – Brazil
The Campana Brothers was created by Humberto Campana and Fernando Campana.
In 1983, the two brothers teamed up to make furniture made of ordinary materials including scrap and waste products such as cardboard, rope, cloth and wood scraps, plastic tubes and aluminum wire. In 2002, the renowned interior designers started crafting their own line of limited editions and unique pieces handmade at the studio in Sao Paulo.
They think that the future of design relies on sustainable solutions and ancient craftsmanship techniques.
Jardim Suspenso Exhibition
15| CELIA SAWYER – UK
Celia is a top British interior designer stands as an amazing inspiration for everyone that aspires to dream and to perform their long life dreams, especially as a woman in this industry. She went through some difficulties in her professional career, but she was also able to make the best decisions in order to grow professionally.
She collects a long list of high-end and VIP clientele that has contributed to her prestigious portfolio, and one of them was President Trump.
Mainly inspired by nature, Celia Sawyer hopes to work in hospitality projects, especially into something that is stylish and glamorous.
UEA | Private Client Apartment
16| CHAHAN MINASSIAN – France
Chahan Minassian is a collectionneur, a gallerist, a connoisseur of joie de vivre in the world of interior design.
From full interior design services to architecture design and yachts, there’s a full range of residential-type projects and commercial/hospitality ones.
The French Designer doesn’t follow any trends, his inspiration comes from the moment, and that’s when he gets his vision and accomplishes his signature. Chahan’s design studio is always working on something new, and they keep on maintaining some projects or starting a new one. All projects are currently diversified.
Faith Super Yacht
Faith Super Yacht
17| CLODAGH DESIGN – USA
Clodagh Design is a studio founded in 1989 that perfectly mixes the power of interior design as a complete transformation of people’s lifestyles.
The ability to balance serenity with minimalistic settings establishes a complete joy and bliss to every project that’s created.
They don’t appreciate the concept of trend, they perfectly follow a line of creativity that sits on the bliss and harmony of spaces.
Six Senses Kaplankaya Resort and Spa, Sage & Sea Restaurant
18| COMITÉ DES PROYECTOS – Mexico
Founded in 2014 by Andrea Flores and Lucía Soto, the interior and furniture design studio offer a unique aesthetic approach and a group of spatial solutions that encourage the dynamics of integration between individuals and living spaces.
Comité De Proyectos explained that the interior design industry is a little bit more exciting than other areas, like architecture, because is the quickest to achieve their results. This industry can have a lot of positive facts, however, it also has some negative issues. “Another thing we love from being an industrial designer is that you can always be improving designs; the bad part of it is that it can never finish.”
Their future ambitions explained that they have the goal to be part of a big interior design project “where we have all the cards open to design in order to be able to make a statement in the space. Maybe a retail space or a hotel.”
People ask to create beautiful and functional projects so that their daily routines can be upgraded with simple details. The amazing relationship between the Comité De Proyectos team and the clients or other interior designers/ architects is the secret to create an innovative and functional design.
City of Mexico | Interior Space, 2019
City of Mexico | La Campechana, 2019
19| CRISTINA CELESTINO – Italy
Cristina Celestino started giving her essential steps in the industry in 2005, in all works she’s known for tackling the potential of many shapes, functions as well as going beyond the traditional relations between fashion, art and design.
Her career as a respected interior designer would definitely take a massive turn for the best in 2009. In 2010 she founded her own design brand under the name “Attico Design” in 2010. This company is still active to this day, being notable for producing incredible products with top-notch geometry and rigorous research, all of this with a subtle playfulness with traditional forms.
Venice | Experimental Cocktail Club, 2019
20| CURIOSITY – Japan
CURIOSITY is a multidisciplinary studio based in Tokyo, created by French designer Gwenael Nicolas.
According to the studio being a designer is like living in a time machine, they constantly redefining the boundary of design, from interior design to architecture and product design. The present and past are the inspiration, but the mind is projecting itself into a different dimension. It’s like a parallel world, where everything can be imagined and created.
For them, the essence of design is to share your passion with someone to achieve something great. Learning gives you confidence about your ideas and conceptuality, the relevance of the idea.
When it comes to the future of design, Curiosity Japan believes that one thing, which is the most important, will not change: the human being. Instead of just complaining about everything that is happening, they say that we need to stay positive and have a proactive approach.
Florence | Versace Store, 2019
21| DAVID COLLINS STUDIO – USA
Collins founded his eponymous firm in 1985, and since then his refined, luxurious style has reached well beyond London to restaurants, hotels and private homes from Moscow to New York.
David has left us with some of the most remarkable and treasured interior design projects in the world. Faithfull to the character David Collins, his Studio recently made a donation to Macmillian Cancer support whose incredible team cannot be underestimated.
London | Long Live McQueen, 2020
22| DKOR MIAMI – USA
This firm is based in Florida its goal is to perfectly establish the most innovative settings. They firmly believe in the motto – “Concept. Collaborate. Create.” – in order to succeed in the interior design world, in the most amazing way possible.
Their design identity is able to reflect on the stunning settings they create and that is because they invest in the opportunity of “constantly learning new things”. The process of creating a design identity was long and painful, but it was completely worth it, without absolutely no regret.
The love for the interior design world is definitely what moves them as a company, in order to create the amazing settings they’re able to bring to life. The new challenges and goals that they establish for the future are growing and improving, as well as their talent.
The studio believes that the future trend in the design world sits on “a design approach that aims to create beautifully curated, not just decorated spaces.”
Florida | Modern Wonderland Home
Miami | Modern House Renovation
23| DOM-A CASA RICCA – Russia
From classic to modern, from eclectic to the most outrageous, the team of Dom-A Casa Ricca composed by the talented Maria Silver and Sergey Makushev.
For the Dom-A Casa Ricca, the entire design process is the favorite part of their job. They put it, “this is an amazing feeling in my profession – the opportunity to get moral dividends in the form of pleasure and positive emotions at the finish point of everything done work”.
Maria Silver learned that inspiration is an absolutely spontaneous thing, there wasn’t any specific inspiration driving her design passion. The whole world of design is moving towards simplification. The trend is the simplicity of form and purity of lines, as well as environmental friendliness materials.
Taking into consideration her past experiences with craftsmanship in Italy, particularly with Arte Veneziana, Silver believes that the future of design can only be possible if old arts remain active.
Dom-A Casa Ricca Project
24| DUTCH EAST DESIGN – USA
Dutch East Design has the goal of creating the most incredible settings, by being concerned with every aesthetic, cultural, social and operational aspects of their projects, creating complete experiences.
The New York-based interior design company specializes in stunning interiors and branding for the hospitality industry. They aim to create tailor-made hospitality, retail and residential spaces with an artistic hand and technical precision. They enjoy the whole process, paying attention to every detail.
Through that dynamic with their audience and bespoke relationship, they’re able to grasp a particular concept of clients, that are “entrepreneurial and adventurous. They’re willing to be innovative. As hospitality business people they love the energy of the venues they create. They truly enjoy helping shape the guests experience”.
They have realized that people are looking for experiences, which makes them feel good, both physically and mentally, that believes that the hottest trends sit on “softer forms, lighter color palettes, and layering”, it’s constantly evolving.
New Jersey | 100 Ocean, 2019
New Jersey | Ebb’s Coastal Kitchen, 2019
25| FERNANDA MARQUES – Brazil
Fernanda Marques is considered as one of the best interior designers in Brazil. Defining architecture as a creative and comprehensive activity, Fernanda does not limit her work on the playing field.
Her team is focused on collaborative integrated concepts between various departments: development, production, and communication.
Their interior design projects correspond to the clients’ expectations because every single product is designed by the interior designer and her inspiring team.
She doesn’t follow any amazing interior design trends, because she believes that these don’t fit perfectly in every interior design project.
Lisbon | LX Apartement, 2016
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