DAVID COLLINS STUDIO
An Irish born, extremely talented interior designer with an architectural education – David Collins. Best recognized for his luxury restaurant and bar interiors that can be found all over London and in many places abroad.
Born in 1995 and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David Collins’ childhood ambitions could have denied the world some of the most treasured interiors of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Decisions and opportunity opportunities had brought David to the point where he would business partner Iain Watson set out to bring a new way of thinking to the design industry. The vision was clear: projects that are a sophisticated counterpoint between aesthetics and reasoning. Inspired by the approach of 20th century modernist titans like Eileen Gray, Le Cor-busier and Mies van der Rohe, David and Iain envisioned a study that employed a team that encompassed all elements of architectural and interior practice.
David Collins died in 2013. Being a truly gifted and inspiring man has left us with some of the most remarkable and treasured interiors. David Collins’s study still exists in London. In their honor study they have made a donation to Macmillan’s cancer support whose incredible team cannot be underestimated.
He combines imagination and creativity to develop some luxury interior designs and architectural projects around the world.
Marcel Wanders is without a doubt admired product designer and one of the top interior designers in the world. Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, he has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true.” His work excites, provokes, and polarizes, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity, daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
In his designs Marcel Wanders often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes, so users can easily connect to the pieces, enjoying them for a long time and in doing so create sustainable surroundings.
Marcel Wanders was born in Boxtel, The Netherlands in 1963. He graduated with honors from Hogeschool (ArtEZ Arts Institute) in Arnhem in 1988 after being expelled from the Eindhoven Design Academy.
With this trajectory, it is not surprising that the New York Times has described Marcel as “Lady Gaga of Design”, or that Business Week has selected him as one of the leaders of the 25th change in Europe. In 2006, Elle Decoration awarded Marcel the prestigious title of ‘Designer of the Year.’ Other awards include the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s modern design collaboration award, Collab, and the Design Excellence Award for Marcel’s important contribution to the field of design in 2009.
Interior projects have become increasingly important in Marcel’s work, and have been adopted because of his involvement of people in multi-layered sensory experiences. Notable projects to date include such iconic interior architectural concepts as the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, Quasar Istanbul Residences and the flagship store of Villa Moda in Bahrain, to name but a few. as well as private residences in Amsterdam and Mallorca.
Marcel has appeared in numerous design magazines such as Domus, Interni, Blueprint, Design Report, Frame, ID, Abitare, Wallpaper, Nylon, Elle Decoration, Icon and also in news titles and leading lifestyles, such as Esquire, International Herald Tribune , Washington Post, Financial Times, New York Times and Business Week.
Kelly Wearstler is an American designer and one of the very top interior designers in the world, admired for her bold designs and fantastic interior projects. She served as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design and in 2012 Rizzoli published her fourth book, Rhapsody. Under the pseudonym Kelly Gallagher, she is Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for September 1994. The New Yorker once called her “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design”.
In 1994, Kelly Wearstler was Playmate of the Month for September, under the pseudonym of Kelly Gallagher in Playboy. She used the money she made to pose at Playboy to pay off her student loans and help her start her interior design business.
In 1995, Kelly Wearstler opened her design company, Kelly Wearstler Interior Design (Kwid). In the late 1990s, he decorated the home of real estate developer Brad Korzen (whom he married in 2002), and finally provided design services for residential properties owned by Kor Realty Group Korzen. Wearstler would go over the interior of the Avalon, a late-1940s hotel in Beverly Hills owned by Korzen. This launched its foray into hotel interior design, creating what the New York Times described as “retro-theatrical” interiors for Korzen’s boutique hotel collection, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts.
Her work within the hotel industry built her reputation as a remarkable designer of the west coast and also designed the restaurant and lounge, BG, at the Manhattan store Bergdorf Goodman.
In 2006, HarperCollins published Domicilum Decoratus, a photo book by Wearstler, with photographs of her Beverly Hills mansion and herself dressed in evening gowns. He has published three other books: Rhapsody, Hue and Modern Glamor. Wearstler was a judge in the Bravo Top Design reality show contest for the 2008 season. That same year, he introduced a line of decorative home furnishings for the New York-based department store Bergdorf Goodman, which continues to carry his line.Kwid also designs exclusive sheets for Sferra, carpets for Rug Company, fine porcelain for Pickard China and wall treatments for F. Schumacher & Co.