Since 1990 Architectural Digest has been naming the world’s preeminent architects and designers to a select group known as the AD100. This exclusive list recognizes iconic interior designers and architects whose work is as inspiring as it is influential. These are the men and women who are shaping the way we and our clients live. Design Contract picks up several of “The 2014 Architectural Digest 100” top talents in architecture and interior design, top furniture brands today to bring some “fresh” ideas for your project!
It’s hard to imagine a practice more varied and international than that of David Adjaye, a cutting-edge London-based talent best known for his socially minded objectives and buildings that explore issues of craft and place. Among his current projects are a silk-weaving workshop in Varanasi, India; a monument to extinct species on the British Isle of Portland; and the Smithsonian’s eagerly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. “I am very interested in how you make architecture in different parts of the world,” says Adjaye, who was born in Tanzania.
omas O’Brien, founder of the tastemaking New York firm Aero Studios, describes his approach as distinctly American. “You see it in the mix of things I put together—light and dark, fine and easy, masculine and feminine, modern and traditional,” he says. “I’m always balancing these ideas.” The evolution of the various aesthetic threads O’Brien weaves into his timeless yet of-the-moment residential interiors as well as into his beloved SoHo shop. Design maestro has created furnishings for Hickory Chair, Lee Jofa, Safavieh, and Target, among others, is currently applying his brand of unpretentious luxury to the interiors at the Greenwich Lane, a residential complex in downtown Manhattan.
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Whether designing homes, houses of worship, or institutional buildings, Alexander Gorlin believes in ennobling the people who inhabit his spaces. A modernist who cites Le Corbusier as a major influence, the Manhattan architect is known for his streamlined, often glass-and-steel structures that also embody a warmly serene aesthetic. From the recent renovation of Louis Kahn’s Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York, to the upcoming restoration and repositioning of Eero Saarinen’s Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, Gorlin’s projects prioritize “human experience, comfort, materiality, and sustainability,” he says.
Michael and Alexandra Misczynski, the husband-and-wife team behind the Los Angeles firm Atelier AM, have emerged as premier designers for serious art collectors and connoisseurs. The duo’s sublime interiors, redolent of history yet in tune with the modern world, distill centuries of architecture and art. Diverse periods, styles, and materials are brought together in poetic juxtapositions: a Barnett Newman painting and classical Roman sculptures, centuries-old wood and silky stainless steel, Bronze Age artifacts and Machine Age masterworks.
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Renowned for devising robustly elegant interiors, Jeffrey Bilhuber is a master at marrying classic forms with 21st-century comfort and style—“tradition with horsepower,” he calls it. Thanks to a healthy slate of residential and hospitality projects, the designer routinely darts around the country and is expanding his global reach, fielding inquiries from the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean. With a client list that includes Mariska Hargitay, Iman and David Bowie, and advertising eminence Trey Laird, Bilhuber has a well-earned reputation for a hardworking hands-on approach. “Great decorating is about communication,” he says. “And we always aim to exceed expectations.”
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