Boca do Lobo & COVETED Magazine: Top 100 Interior Designers 2017

Boca do Lobo and COVETED Magazine have selected an exclusive list featuring the most influent interior designers in the field. 

After the huge success of the first issue, Coveted Magazine and Boca do Lobo accepted the challenge and returns with this special selection of the personalities in the most creative and innovative industry, the interior design world.

Discover the Present and Future – a meticulous selection of the Best Interior Designers of 2017 – the renowned and the emerging, both passionate and geniuses. Today and Tomorrow simultaneously in one place, sharing taste and expertise in this second special feature of Coveted Collection Magazine. With the contribution of four luxury brands, Koket, Brabbu, Delightfull, and special attention of Boca do Lobo, we are proud to present you the interior designers considered as world’s references of 2017.

The Present and Future – Best Interior Designers 2017 will present you the giants of Hospitality and the geniuses of Residential projects, both capable of telling us stories of who we are and where we want to be.


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We hope that you get enthusiastic and inspired by our selection, interviews and mood boards. Take a look at the first 10 interior designers that you can find on this list.



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Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier are opposites that attract. Joyfully engaged in constant, creative disagreement, they find inspiration: more, it’s precisely this ceaseless game of verbal and mental ping-pong that gives form to their ideas. Partners in life and in design, each one has a specific role and style, but together they form a unified whole. If strict lines and a distinctive taste for fine woods can be attributed to Patrick Gilles, Dorothée, on her end, has a way with spatial fluidity, colors and intuitive elegance. It is this distinctive approach that has paved their road to success, with commissions all over the world.



Oitoemponto* emerged in 1993 from the perfect alchemy between two strikingly different but terribly complementary personalities. It is almost the ideal success story. With Artur Miranda’s experience of the world of fashion and design, he set himself apart by his decidedly modern vision of decoration, a clearly marked desire to break the established codes and dare the most unexpected combinations, while at the same time fostering and developing an innate sense of color. Jacques Bec brings to the duo a refreshing enthusiasm and the French touch, as well as the precious know-how acquired during his studies at the Met de Penninghen graphic arts school in Paris.



They have designed some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, in locations from London to Barbados, since they were established in 1966. They refurbish, restore and create for their clients, who range from multinational brands to independent owners. They have won awards and accolades but what drives them most is a desire to design hotels that are authentic, intelligent and inspiring.



Since its launch in 1999, AB Concept has earned a reputation as the design firm of choice for the leading hoteliers, luxury developers, and premium restaurant operators. It is led by founders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan. AB Concept is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, integrated and internationally acclaimed design studios in Asia.


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Creating elegant spaces, brimming with personality, each project is an opportunity to create something astonishing & unique. Whether it’s a striking new-build home for an international client or hospitality suites in a legendary sporting event, a project’s starting point is always the client.



LyonsKelly was founded by architect John Kelly and interior designer Eoin Lyons. The practice offers architecture and interior design as a single integrated vision. Lyons and Kelly have joined forces to become Lyons Kelly, a company that offers their combined services as a package.



Kris Turnbull Studios showcases the finest furniture, most luxurious fabrics and opulent interior collections from around the world in a selection of lifestyle rooms. Established in 2007 Kris Turnbull and his extremely talented team are renowned for being one of the most desirable and esteemed design studios in the UK and throughout Europe.


8. TIHANY DESIGNinterior design

Known for creating hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic and luxurious properties around the globe, Tihany Design’s sophisticated, often groundbreaking designs are custom-tailored to fit the vision of the client and stay true to their location. Widely regarded as the world’s preeminent hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany has created hotel and dining interiors at some of the most iconic and luxurious properties around the globe.


9. TAYLOR HOWES interior design

Karen Howes builds her successful design practice according to a specific vision: a positive, approachable and refreshing energy that not only produces great work but also ensures that clients enjoy the whole experience. Private clients, hoteliers and property developers flock there not just for the comprehensive design service, but also for the Taylor Howes brand of restrained glamor.


10. CANDY AND CANDYinterior design

Nicholas Anthony Christopher Candy (born 23 January 1973) and Christian Peter Candy (born 31 July 1974) are British luxury property developers. a range of design styles is virtually unlimited. In fact, the Candy & Candy designers pride themselves in not having a House Style as this enables designs to be individually tailored to each client’s projects.


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