Introducing the 2023 AD100 – today’s top talents in interior decoration, architecture, and landscape design. When we’re looking for incredible interiors that are liveable yet stunning, these are the names we always come back to. Stay tuned and discover the interior designers from New York of 2023’s AD100!
Charlap Hyman & Herrero
One could argue that a string of fortuitous coincidences played a significant role in Charlap Hyman & Herrero‘s formation. Years ago, Adam Charlap Hyman recruited Andre Herrero, a classmate from the Rhode Island School of Design, to take images of his Providence apartment (think a foamy canopy bed, pictures strung from thick black ribbons), and the two got along right away. The interior designer and the architect teamed together a few years after graduating—Charlap Hyman had worked for Ralph Lauren, and Herrero for SANAA, David Chipperfield Architects, and SO-IL.
Charles & Co.
Don’t be misled by Vicky Charles of Charles & Co.‘s famous clientele or her resume as the former global head of design for Soho House. Charles and his wife Julia Corden don’t have much time for forced acting or stiff poses when it comes to building emotional homes.
Frank de Biase
While searching the globe for rare fabrics for another AD100 designer, Peter Marino, for whom Frank de Biasi worked as head of interiors for more than ten years, de Biasi fell in love with Tangier, Morocco. “There’s a central energy here, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, where Europe meets Africa,” he says. “It’s a psychic point like no other place.”
Jeremiah Brent is prepared for the spotlight. In addition to the numerous projects he collaborates on with his well-known husband, AD100 designer Nate Berkus, including house commissions, television shows, product collections, and designing his own home, Brent has made a name for himself by applying his discerning sensibilities to a wide range of residential, commercial, and hospitality assignments across the United States.
The multifaceted projects that Ken Fulk‘s bicoastal company manages include a terrace for Gigi Hadid, private planes and sailing ships, as well as wallpaper, rugs, and fabrics for Pierre Frey. Rapper Pharrell Williams, businessman and philanthropist Sean Parker, and fashion designer Veronica Beard are just as jazzy as Ken Fulk himself.
As enthusiastic about design as he is about music – Lenny Kravitz. The rock icon has used his Midas touch to create a wide range of eye-catching houses and hospitality projects all around the world since establishing his creative business, Kravitz Design, in 2003. Each project is painstakingly tailored to the needs of the site and context.
Richard Neutra created the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs in 1946, and with the conclusion of the lengthy restoration, Marmol Radziner cemented its position as the go-to architectural company for reviving the state’s midcentury modern treasures. However, since the company’s founding in 1989, founders Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner have significantly expanded the industry: It is now a one-stop shop for all things home, from architecture to construction to interior design to furniture to housewares, attracting customers like Tom Ford and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
A high-profile first customer like Elton John comes along very seldom in the interior design industry, but Monique Gibson managed to do it when her business was headquartered in Atlanta. Since then, she has relocated to New York, where she now resides and works out of an East Village Italianate townhouse that she designed.
It is barely necessary to introduce Nate Berkus. He is, after all, the nation’s most Googled interior designer. At the age of 24, Berkus founded his own design company. Since then, he has gone on to become a TV celebrity, first appearing as a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, then hosting a number of his own programs, and even making a brief appearance on Days of Our Lives.
Olson Kundig, a Seattle-based company, has won numerous awards since its founding in 1967 for a variety of projects, including the design of museums and exhibitions, as well as homes and businesses that defy gravity. The principals added interior design to their scope of activity more than three decades after the business first entered the architecture market.
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Peter Pennoyer, a skilled and quick classicist and architect in Manhattan, has a comprehensive understanding of pediments and porticoes, balustrades, and bolections. His illustrious portfolio, which includes the offices of the preservation group Historic Hudson Valley and an exquisitely refurbished Fifth Avenue maisonette in New York City, is based on such tried-and-true particulars.
Jeanne Gang has dotted the skyline with her radically geometric architectural façades since launching Studio Gang in 1997. Among her many achievements are the 101-story St. Regis Chicago, the tallest building ever designed by a woman, and Chicago’s Aqua Tower, the previous record holder for that distinction.
Yellow House Architects
Elizabeth Graziolo, a Haitian-born New York-based architect who spent 20 years learning the classics under fellow AD100 architect Peter Pennoyer before branching out on her own, formed Yellow House Architects. However, she now completes challenging projects of her own with her company Yellow House Architects, including remodeling classic Manhattan apartments, building a home from the ground up in the Midwest, and rebuilding a private estate and boathouse in Palm Beach.
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