10 Most Famous Interior Designers You Should Know

10 Famous Interior Designers:

1. Philippe Starck 2. Albert Hadley 3. David Hicks 4. Billy Baldwin 5. Elsie de Wolfe 6. Dorothy Draper 7. Jonathan Adler 8. Axel Vervoordt 9. Kelly Wearstler 10. Peter Marino

1. Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a famous French industrial and interior designer, architect, and creator. From utensils to factories, apartments to hotels, most of Starck’s designs have grown to have a cult following.

2. Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley, one of the top designers in New York was part of Parish-Hadley, an interior design firm run by Dorothy “Sister” Parish (1910-1994) and Hadley (1920-2012).

3. David Hicks

David Nightingale Hicks began his career drawing cereal boxes for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. He was born in Essex, England in 1929 and graduated from the Central College of Art. He rose to popularity when a magazine article about the makeover he designed for his mother’s house in London went, in what could be termed as, viral.

4. Billy Baldwin

Billy Baldwin was perhaps the only interior designer who hated the term. He preferred to be known as a ‘decorator’ even though his contribution and approach to design a home qualified him way above the title even he preferred. As far away from being a maximalist, Billy Baldwin was not exactly a minimalist either.

5. Elsie de Wolfe

Elsie de Wolfe (1859 – 1950) was a New York City theater actress who delved into a design studio and started off as a decorator in 1904. She also designed a lot of her film sets.

6. Dorothy Draper

Dorothy Draper (1889 – 1969) was a true blue American and a true icon is not just American but world history of interior design. Her fame, design sense and flair led her to have her own syndicated advice column for design-related questions. Using luxurious plastering, floral patterns, and bold, prominent stripes in her designs, she created her trademark style admired by many and featured in multiple editions of the New York Times.

7. Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler wears many hats as a designer. From pottery to pillows, lighting fixtures to furniture items, residential projects to hotels – Adler has been breaking convention in design and setting new trends since 1993 when his pottery exhibition was debuted at Barneys.

8. Axel Vervoordt

A Belgian interior designer, art and antique dealer and one of Hollywood’s favorite home decor experts, Axel Vervoordt is known for his private showroom, creative and minimalist designs that blend modern-day functionality into his designs. Considered a master of minimalism by many, Vervoordt has been sought after by multiple celebrities to design their homes.

9. Kelly Wearstler

One of the most revered and sought-after contemporary interior designers in the USA and all over, Kelly Wearstler has marked her territory in the industry by refusing to conform to regular, boring patterns. She rose to popularity over 20 years ago when the CEO of the Kor Group of builders, approach the then up-and-coming Kelly Wearstler to design a model room for the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

10. Peter Marino

The fashion industry’s favorite interior designer, Peter Marino established his design company in 1978 and since then has been sought after for designing luxury showrooms for brands like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Fendi, Chanel, and Dior. Prior to owning his own design practice, Marino has worked with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; George Nelson; and I.M. Pei/Cossutta & Ponte.

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