Top 100 Inspirations From The Exclusive Design World ranks and recognizes the 100 most successful names and brands in the design world. An exclusive list that gathers the renowned and the emerging, both passionate and geniuses’ names in the most creative and innovative industry of contemporary design. A meticulous and carefully-picked selection that ranges from the best international interior designers to the most exquisite art galleries from all around the globe, that will do the wonders of our most beloved and avid readers.
The Most Amazing International Collectible Designers
Inspired by Brazilian street life, the Campana Brothers combine everyday objects with advanced technology to create a specifically Brazilian approach to the exclusive design.
Hervé Van der Straeten
Hervé Van der Straeten constantly explores a graphic purity and makes radical choices in terms of movement, elegance, and unconventional, unexpected expression.
Zhipeng Tan is a fascinating Chinese master artisan, plastic artist, and designer that dedicates his life to the ancient and endangered technique of lost-wax casting.
Misha Kahn‘s approach of exclusive design melds an array of processes, from casting, carving, welding, and weaving, to imaginative and singular modes of production.
Vincenzo De Cotiis
Vincenzo De Cotiis finds inspiration in classical art movements, from the Italian Baroque to the French Impressionists and their transition en plein air.
Mathieu Lehanneur projects transcend the boundaries of any one creative industry, encompassing product design, architecture, craftsmanship, and technology.
Maarten Baas is often described as an “author designer,” of which his works lie on the boundaries between art and design. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic.
Nacho Carbonell is known for his tactile exclusive design approach to sculpture, playing with texture, experimental techniques, and natural materials.
Mattia Bonetti’s work has been called whimsical, surreal and unique. Consistently merging the boundaries between art and design.
Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard are two artists who work together as the collaborative art and design studio Fredrikson Stallard. Their exclusive design furniture and sculptures are recognized as examples of the British avant-garde.
Best Worldwide Art Galleries
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers. The art gallery is actively involved in the research and production of the limited-edition works exhibited.
As one of the first design galleries from China, Gallery ALL is dedicated to exhibiting unique and limited-edition objects of design, art, and furnishings.
Founded in 2007, Friedman Benda has played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and education and takes a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, and art.
Twenty First Gallery
Twenty First Gallery engages the needs of interior designers, collectors, and private clients. Their pieces are for design enthusiasts who seek collectible, timeless pieces that are handmade to order in limited quantities.
David Gill Gallery
Over the last thirty years, David Gill Gallery has evolved into a global presence, exhibiting in Basel, Dubai, London, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Shanghai. Its vibrant contemporary program features collaborations with leading international Artists, Architects and Designers.
Priveekollektie translated private collection, indicates the policy and provenance of the gallery. The name transmits the gallery’s mission: to aid collectors in forming their collections of art and design.
The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art and exclusive design, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.
Galerie Kreo focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.
Gallery Yves Gastou
A dream originally conceived by the father, Yves, from one discovery to another, which brought him to explore the major trends of 20th century Art Deco, and which he then passed onto his son, Victor, with great harmony.
Rossana Orlandi Gallery
Rossana Orlandi decided to transfer her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery, a platform where to showcase her idea of design and lifestyle.
Iconic, provocative, controversial: as a true humanist, Marcel Wanders created more than 1,900 projects. He works with modern and high-end brands such as Baccarat, Cappellini, Kartell, Louis Vuitton, Poliform, and Swarovski.
Modern Architects Of All Time
Gehry established in his field as the auteur billowing forms that seem to defy gravity and the logic of conventional construction methods: the Guggenheim Bilbao remains the finest example of his recognized creations.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Inspired by the low-lying building that dotted the American plains, Wright created the Prairie House style as a reaction to the prevailing Victorian aesthetic, which emphasized dark decor, and busy embellishments both inside and out. One of his iconic creations is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was one of the key figures in the development of the midcentury modernist design. His most famous and iconic creation was undoubtedly the civic buildings for Brasília, the planned city that has served as Brazil’s capital since 1960.
Noted as the American architect who founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Johnson’s architectural works are easily identifiable. The Crystal Cathedral in California is one of his most creative and known projects.
Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of his generation, not only as a building designer but also as an architectural theorist. He is best known for the massive Central China Television Headquarters in Beijing, China.
The piano is an Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect. The Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper in London, has faced many controversies in its construction, but many feel it has given London a way to join the 21st century.
Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism“. He is the winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize, donating all the money from the acclaimed award to the orphans of the Kobe Earthquake. The Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo exhibits some of the key characteristics of Ando’s work – namely the use of raw concrete, dramatic play of natural light, and the interplay of interior and exterior spaces.
His projects attracted worldwide attention and garnered a reputation for massive cost overruns. Calatrava is one of the most distinctive architects and one of his most iconic creations is the Transit Hub for the World Trade Center.
Recognized as one of the best Portuguese architects, Siza Vieira’s work represents a series of experimentation. This is the reason that his work is free of any monotony and every new project brings an air of freshness and innovation with it. Museu Serralves is one of his most remarkable projects.
Zara Hadid was the first woman architect to ever win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Vitra Fire Station was Hadid’s first opportunity to bring her abstract drawings and paintings to life in a physical form.
Interior Designers From All Over The World
For twenty years from Paris to London, via Gstaad, Tel Aviv, and Monaco, Charles Zana has shared his taste and expertise in the most beautiful residential and public interiors around the world. Paris-based, the interior designer likes to think he doesn’t have a set aesthetic.
David Collins, born in Dublin, was unquestionably one of the best interior designers of his time, had suddenly passed away in 2013. David Collins is best recognized for his luxury restaurant and bar contemporary interior designs that can be found and appreciated all over London and in many places abroad.
Ferris Rafauli is one of Canada’s leading designers and builders of ultra-luxury estate homes and lifestyles creations. Also known as Drake’s preferred designer, his portfolio of distinctive homes and luxury lifestyle creations made him a favourite among the elite.
Francis Sultana distinguishes his work on the use of limited edition pieces and one of a kind art decor objects. The Top Interior Designer from the UK, is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections.
The Paris-base architect and interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot are one of the most influential interior designers of nowadays. Constantly featured in top interior designer lists of prestigious publications such as Elle Decor or Architectural Digest, the designer is known for his eclectic interiors that brilliantly combined classic element with exclusive design.
Ken Fulk is a designer of experiences big and small. He is renowned for his layered interiors and over-the-top parties. With a team of 50 “magic makers” to help bring his ideas to life, Ken Fulk leads a team of architects, designers, branding and event specialists in both San Francisco and New York.
Based in Porto, Portugal, Ointoemponto enjoys pampering its refined clientele with exclusive design interiors. Vintage glamour and modern flamboyance define the work of Jacques Bec and Artur Miranda.
Rafael de Cárdenas
Born in Cuba and raised in Manhattan Rafael De Cárdenas was once described as “a renaissance man with an intrinsic sense for colour”. Rafael De Cárdenas is an architect and interior designer who, in his own eclectic way, has redefined the modern interior, after an architecture education at UCLA.
Specializing mainly in retail and luxury interior design, Ryan Korban has been responsible for fashion designer houses like Balenciaga and Alexander Wang, for example. And, he has also worked with huge names from the film and fashion industries, such as James Franco, Jessica Stam, and Vanessa Traina.
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg founded Yabu Pushelberg Studio more than 30 years ago. With studios in Toronto and New York and current projects in over 16 countries, it is one of the globally leading studios. Working with contemporary design projects they’re mostly known for their exclusive designs in retail, hotel and hospitality industries.
Contemporary Interior Design Projects
The Trump Tower by HBA Singapore
Located in the marvellous city of Mumbai, India, the imposing Trump Tower is renovated and it claims to present a new, modern style. The refined work of the Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) and its team of interior designers and architects is miraculous and as a result, the Trump Organization will be possessing a new, unique, contemporary venue.
The Mondrian Doha by Marcel Wanders
Hotel Mondrian Doha opened on October 2017 in the city’s West Bay Lagoon neighbourhood, brings the up-all-night intensity, energy, and Sunset Strip vibe of the original Hollywood Mondrian to the West Bay Lagoon neighbourhood of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. In collaboration with Marcel Wanders, the interior design project of this luxury hotel is a mesmerizing place that will be indifferent to none.
Madonna’s Luxury Penthouse in Tel Aviv by Richard Meier
Designed by Pritzker prize-winning top architect Richard Meier whose previous achievements include the Barcelona Museum of Art and the Getty Centre in Los Angeles, this exclusive design project is a great synonym of a glamorous luxury lifestyle.
Palms Casino Resort Hotel Suite by Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst created a $100,000-per-night hotel suite in Las Vegas. Sharks suspended hanging from the ceiling, graphics of oversized pills and floors patterned with butterflies are waiting to welcome the most high-end guests in this hotel suite. British artist, Damien Hirst, planned this interior design project for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Chelsea Pied-à-Terre Apartment by Stad Architecture