Anouska Hempel, the celebrated and acclaimed British interior designer, writes a story wherever she goes, leaving a bit of her personality in each place. As a hotelier, she has owned, designed and managed three award-winning boutique hotels (Blakes London, Blakes Amsterdam, The Hempel) which showcase her signature style and are produced with the highest attention to detail from the guest bedrooms to the imaginative menus.
Anouska Hempel is one of the world’s most celebrated designers. Her work spans architecture, interior and furniture design, haute couture, fashion, garden and product design.
Internationally recognised and honoured by the press, Anouska Hempel is considered a benchmark in its field of action: the interior designer, exteriors and product designer, architecture and fashion couture visionary. Mentioned in 2002 Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 interior design in the world, is a notable figure in their midst, giving the project originality of her personal imprint.
Her philosophy comes from her own lifestyle which is utopian. A fusion of West meets East pervades her design whether it is a classical or contemporary feel. She leads a team of architects and designers able to provide all aspects of architectural, interior, product and landscape design services.
She also has a team of highly qualified artisans and craftsmen to produce final high specification interior finishes to her exacting standards, creating a unique mood and magic.
For the artist, each project should be seen as a small work of art, as an inheritance that can survive through time – from the past to the present and into the future.
It is through a classic and mysterious oriental trend, that Anouska Hempel merges the luxury of antiques and contemporary pieces, with a theatrical and cosy composition, which almost seems to communicate, because it is so imaginative, sophisticated and visionary.
It is her British origin that also influences her style, with shades of “lovely, glorious and strict”, and composing all elements as if they merely come together like it’s supposed to happen.
It is with this theatricality style, rich colours and worked textiles appealing to the senses, that Anouska Hempel decorates the interior of one of the first luxury boutique hotels in the world – the Blakes Hotel (1978).
As well as that Hempel (the first minimalist hotel in London). Her work can also be seen in restaurants dispersed throughout the world, as Shy in Jakarta and Tom Aikens in London.