The LuxDeco 100—previously the LuxDeco 50—returns with twice the number of talent for its second issue. The annually published list highlights and celebrates the world’s leading interior designers for the creativity, positive impact and commitment to luxury design which they contribute to the design world.
Celebrating incredible interiors and sharing them as inspiration for our community is one of our duties as a leading platform for luxury interiors. The design world is brilliantly diverse and replete with interior designers who are creating waves that will be felt by generations of designers to come. The LuxDeco internal selection panel was able to narrow the field down as it focused on three criteria: creativity, industry impact and commitment to luxury design.
Always aiming to view design through a lens of inclusivity, the list spotlights design studios whose primary bases span four continents and it has a 51 male/41 female split of Creative Directors with 8 studios having joint Heads of Design.
Discover who made the list this year and the industry-changing projects they’re working on.
Multidisciplinary studio 1508 London is owning its status as the go-to for the ultra-wealthy and the world’s finest hotels. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Park Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels and Jumeirah are just a few of the well-renowned brands for which the studio is designing. The studio’s 80-strong team—based in London and Dubai—uses its “outward thinking” to produce interiors which are recognisable for their emphasis on strong architectural theory. In addition to architecture, the studio describes its designs as being “not formulaic or style-driven but derived from measured principles, inspired by history, [and] geography.”
Ten years into its existence, studio Alexander Waterworth has already established itself as an intriguing talent in both the residential and hospitality worlds and on both sides of the Atlantic. The Shoreditch studio—headed by founder Alexander Evangelou (the Alexander of Alexander Waterworth and a Martin Brudnizki alum)—has garnered elite clients and Michelin-starred chefs alike. 2020’s projects range from a restaurant in Mayfair, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, a specialty high-end hotel restaurant in New Orleans and a high-end hotel in Vienna.