The World's Most Influential Interior Designers

Interior design is a complicated profession due to the multiple factors that go into creating a space. Find out which interior designers have achieved results that have catapulted them to world recognition.
The World's Most Influential Interior Designers

Last update: 04 November, 2020

Often, the process that involves great interior design is complicated. However, there are several interior designers who have created true works of art. As a result, they’ve positioned themselves as the most influential in the business.

These designers have managed to transform common spaces into something extraordinary. Interior design is constantly evolving due to changing styles and advanced technology. It’s not always easy to achieve good results.

Not everyone has the skills to match furniture, accessories, and colors to design the perfect space. In this article, we’ll talk about the world’s most influential interior designers.

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler is among the world's most influential interior designers.

Kelly Wearstler, a famous American designer is known for her projects and sophisticated and vibrant creations, such as in the picture above. She’s considered one of the most influential designers of interior design.

Her work is very versatile, with her own decor and furniture brand. In addition, her residential and commercial works stand out.

Wearstler has created lighting, rugs, fabrics, and other interior design materials. She’s also dabbled in the design of luxury bedding, fine china, home decor, jewelry, and art objects.

The interior design of The Viceroy and Tides hotel is one of her famous designs. Her blog is one of the most commonly read among interior designers. Her clients include celebrities Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

One of Wearstler’s greatest contributions is creating her own style, which combines the crude with the refined. Her work also stands out for blending colors with sophistication and spontaneity, also perfectly combining furniture from different time periods in the same space.

Love the color. Take risks. Be curious.

Kelly Wearstler

Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is known for his bold and avant-garde designs.

Philippe Starck is perhaps the most high profile of today’s designers, with great prestige and world fame. Starck has become a benchmark in interior design thanks to his history.

He studied at the Nissim de Camondo school in Paris. In 1968, he started his first company, which produced inflatable objects. He’s received countless awards and praise for his bold and avant-garde designs.

One of his most outstanding projects is the Cidade Matarazzo, a luxury urban hotel with a spa, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Starck, the artistic director of this project, had the challenge of reinterpreting the standards of luxury and elegance that have governed interior design. As a result, he revitalized the old Matarazzo maternity hospital, where the boldness of the 21st century comes to fruition.

Kelly Hoppen

One of Kelly Hoppen's luxurious interior designs

The successful career of this British designer, born in Cape Town, South Africa, began when she was just 16 years old. At this age, she designed a kitchen for a family friend.

Kelly Hoppen has a long list of famous clients, including David and Victoria Beckham. One can find her designs in countless houses, yachts, and private jets.

She’s also created commercial designs such as hotels, restaurants, offices, and airplanes. Among her most recent projects are a collaboration with Disney to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary and an ultra-luxurious residential tower in Taiwan. One of her most significant projects is the LUX Grand Gaube Hotel in Mauritius.

Jean-Louis Deniot

Jean-Louis Deniot is a world-renowned interior designer.

Jean-Louis Deniot is one of the most renowned interior designers in the world. His work has featured in Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. These prestigious publications recognized him as one of the best interior designers in the world.

Deniot is a versatile designer, well-known mainly for his eclectic designs covering a multiplicity of repertoires.

His designs contain materials and textures juxtaposed with subtle color palettes, soft tones, and excellent lighting. Deniot explores the limits between classic language and contemporary aesthetics and he generates serene and dramatic interiors.

Peter Marino

Peter Marino has created designs for major fashion brands.

This American designer started his career with Andy Warhol, who taught him how to design while breaking the norms. In the 1970s he designed his house in New York which gave him public recognition.

Since then, he has continued to design art galleries, spas, homes, offices, and shops for major fashion brands. Peter Marino is one of the most influential and coveted architects and interior designers in the world.

In recent years, his portfolio has included a diversity of homes and shops for major brands such as Loewe, Luis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dior, Chanel, and Armani.

Two of his most important projects were the Chanel store in Los Angeles and the renovation of the Loewe store in Barcelona. His designs have earned him worldwide recognition and countless awards.

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