Interior Design & Architecture are more important in our lives than we think. Our interios have to be like a mirror of ourselves, so we can relax and have a special place called ‘home’.
To achieve that it is important to work alongside with a designer, capable of translating our design needs and wishes into paper, and later, into reality. A person capable of doing the right balance between aesthetics and functionality.
Women were always linked to the ability of multitasking and also the attention to the slighest details. These 5 women are entrepeneurs, that got through her careers of architects and interior designers, with wide portfolio of different styles of design projects, spread all over the world.
Today, Contemporary Lighting Blog created this special list thinking about a design aficionado as yourself, so continue scrolling!
📌 ZAHA HADID
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The revolutionary Iranian-British architect, Zaha Hadid will always be known for her distinctively neo-futuristic, powerfully curvy and elongated creations. Sadly, the esteemed architect died in 2016 but her legacy will leave on through the genius minds of Zaha Hadid Architects. In each architectural project, the architect was able to create a new expressive identity. In 2004, she became the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. Some of her best projects include the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku and the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
📌 KELLY HOPPEN
Image Credit to Kelly Hoppen Interiors
With 40 years’ experience at the forefront of the design industry, Kelly Hoppen is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in the world. The creative genius is not afraid to think outside the box, she doesn’t believe in trends and adores working on projects that excite her. For many design lovers and industry professionals, the British designer is the queen of interior design, and pioneer of high-end design as well as providing modern decorating tips for home interiors. Her most iconic projects include a villa in Barbados, a chalet in Switzerland, the One Shenzhen Bay in Hong Kong and the Hotel Murmuri in Barcelona, just to name a few.
Image Credit to Kelly Hoppen Interiors. One Shenzhen Bay in Hong Kong
📌 KELLY WEARSTLER
Image Credit to Kelly Wearstler
Renowned for her vivacious and colourful compositions, Kelly Wearstler knows how to perfectly blend daring textures with bold colours while telling a fulfilling story. Her unique aesthetic and approach to design attract an enviable client base, mostly composed of celebrities from the world of film and music, as well as opinion leaders from all over the world. She often does residential and commercial projects, besides creating her own furniture and accessories, some of her most impressive works are a 1930s Bel Air Residence, an artistically styled Evergreen home and Four Seasons Anguilla.
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📌 NERI OXMAN
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The American-Israeli designer, Neri Oxman is known for combining art and architecture with design, biology, computing, and materials engineering, resulting in one-of-a-kind creations. Her work embodies environmental design and digital morphogenesis, with shapes and properties that are determined by their context. She coined the phrase “material ecology” to define her work, placing materials in context. Aside from being an architect and designer, Oxman is also a professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she leads the Mediated Matter research group.
Image Credit to Neri Oxman. Gemini.
📌 AMANDA LEVESTE
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Amanda Levete founded her award-winning architecture studio, AL_A back in 2009. The architect has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design and architecture and believes that the latter is “the enclosure of space, the distinction between what is inside and outside.” Some of the studio’s most iconic designs are the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) project for the EDP Foundation, the Central Embassy project in Bangkok and the pop-up restaurant Tincan.
Image Credit to Francisco Nogueira. MAAT Project in Lisbon by AL_A
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