Every single year, Architectural Digest launches 100 names that so accurately stay true to their essence and honor contemporary design whether through architecture or interior design projects. In the world of modern design and architecture, no list is held in higher esteem than the AD100, now entering its fourth decade. This year, 22 firms from around the globe make their first appearances here. These are some of the names to know, Inspiration and Ideas presents to you AD 100‘s first 10 names that made it to this honorable list!
Debut: 5 Solídos
The numerical designation in the firm’s name signifies the young Colombian designers’ holistic approach, encompassing interior design, architecture, branding, project management, and furniture design.
Since establishing Adjaye Associates in 2000, Sir David Adjaye OBE has crafted a global team that is multicultural and stimulated by the broadest possible cultural discourse.
Amy Lau translates her warm, artistic sensibility into spirited and meaningful environments. Their individualized approach assures distinctive results customized to the personality and lifestyle of each client.
The Archers is historically minded and research-oriented, and although the scale and nature of the studio’s work vary dramatically, every project shares a commitment to authenticity, the resonance of material, and experimentation rooted in precedent.
ASH NYC, an AD 100 design firm, is known for its eye-catching modern hotels and model units, from the bustling streets of New York City to the sandy beaches of Florida.
Referencing art, design, and culture, Ashe Leandro manages to blend natural materials, textures, and patterns to create refined, curated spaces. Their designs are decidedly contemporary and inspired, yet honor the past with polished, timeless energy.
Atelier AM was founded in 2002 by Alexandra and Michael Misczynski. Equally fluent in traditional and contemporary design idioms, the firm has crafted a broad range of city and country homes, historic estates, modernist villas, seaside retreats, and glass boxes in the sky.
Debut: Atelier Masōmī
Sustainability is the guiding principle behind Atelier Masōmī, an architecture firm based in Niamey, Niger, that focuses on progressive community-minded projects.
The international projects Howard has designed include a ski resort in Korea, the Teacher’s Training Institute in Tehran, Iran, and Stars Restaurant in Singapore. The firm won a large number of AIA, HUD, and building industry awards, and has been published in numerous magazine articles and books.