Month: June 2020

A-list by Elle Decor

A-List: Known Interior Designers By Elle Decor

A-list by Elle Decor

As in every year, Elle Decor publishes the A-list with the 100 best professionals in the field of architecture and interior design. So, we selected some interior designers who stand out for their creativity, boldness and innovation in this world. Check below a little of the history of each of them:

1. AMY LAU

Amy Lau is an American designer born in Arizona. She graduated from the Sotheby Art Institute in Decorative Art. Soon after, she worked as a design director at Thomas O’brien’s Aero. And sometime later she spent 5 years working as a design director at the Lin-Weinberg Gallery located in New York.

Through her professional experience and talent, since 2005, Amy becomes a sought-after speaker for interior design conferences.

In addition to the speakers, Amy also recreated the Miami Design Fair with contemporary furniture suppliers internationally renowned. 

A-list Elle Decor- Amy Lau

2. ALESSANDRA BRANCA

Alessandra Branca is an Italian designer, born in Rome. She created her own brand that is really recognized in the world of interior design. At the moment the Italian designer has offices in Rome, New York and Chicago.

Her work reflects a classic and timeless style decor that has captivated thousands of people around the world for years.

A-list Elle Decor-Alessadra Branca

3. BEATA HEUMAN

Beata Heuman, is a Swedish-born designer and London resident, who followed an unconventional path to interior design. She studied Italian and Arts in Florence before returning to study literature at Sweden’s Lund University.

The Interior design only entered in her life when, while living in London, she received a proposal to work at Nicky Haslam. Where she worked for 9 years and acquired most of her knowledge and developed her talent in the field of interior design.

So, in 2013, Heuman set up her own studio developing unique and fun projects that reflect her personality and her way to see life.

A-list Elle Decor-Beata Heuman

4. EMMA JANE PILKINGTON

Emma Jane Pilkington is an Australian designer who grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. At the moment, the designer works at the house where she spent much of her childhood on Long Island.

Emma and Cristiana Cuomo, her friend, work on projects together. In wich they create luxury decorative items that can be considered jewelry.

A-list Elle Decor-Emma Jane

5. CHARLOTTE MOSS

Charlotte Mass is an American designer who started her business in 1985. Her specialty is in designing private residences and executive suites, but she also develops several projects for retail stores. 

After launching her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has expanded her reach in recent years by signing Flair for Living designs for consumers around the world with collections available under license.

A-list Elle Decor-Charlotte Moss

Charlotte also designs fabrics and finishes for Fabricut. Also carpets, essays, and wallpapers for Stark Carpet and porcelain for Pickard. And recently, Charlotte used her 25-year experience decorating haute couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery for the Century Furniture.

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Ecodesign-Interior Design Project

Ecodesign: From The Concept To The Practice

Ecodesign- Wood Furniture- Interior Design

The idea of ​​ecodesign goes from environmental to economic and social issues. Seeking solutions that are beneficial for nature. For design professionals, the search for sustainable solutions comes with the planning of spaces and products that cause the least impact on the environment. For the consumer, sustainable design is based on the conscious choice of products and solutions for lifestyle.

Therefore, we will show you in this article the ecodesign from the concept to the practice in 5 steps.

THE CONCEPT OF ECO DESIGN

According to the American researcher Victor Papanek, author of the book Design for the real world (1971), ecodesign must be thought in all stages of production, distribution, consumption, and disposal.

So to reduce the environmental impact, we must consider the integration with the nature and the optimization of non-renewable resources through:

  • Materials with low environmental impact: choose less polluting or recycled material.
  • Energy efficiency: use of manufacturing processes that consume less energy.
  • Quality and durability: produce quality articles, which last longer, to reduce the volume of waste.
  • Modularity: create objects that you can exchange parts in case of defects, to reduce discard.
  • Reuse: create products from the reuse of other objects.

ECODESIGN AND INTERIOR DESIGN

In interior design, these concepts can go beyond the material reused in furniture and decorative items. Currently, we have design projects that ecodesign is its main idea.

For this reason, we have listed some tips for you who would like to adopt ecodesign in your home. Being able to create a social, economical and environmentally correct interior design:

1. USE LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT MATERIALS

Now a days we have a big variety of material options on the market that cause less impact on the environment. When thinking about furniture and coverings, we can choose, for example, the reforested or demolition wood and coverings with renewable materials and natural fibers.

Ecodesign-Interior Design Project
Ecodesign-Interior Design Project1

The choice must be conscious. So its important to be aware of the production process of those materials, consider the installation, maintenance steps and evaluate the distribution logistics.

2. THINK OF USE NATURAL ENERGY

Lighting is essential for the comfort and good appearance of the environments, as well as ventilation. Therefore, to create a cozy and sustainable environment, you can use natural light and ventilation.

Ecodesign-Interior Design Project
Ecodesign-Interior Design Project

Open ceiling or big windows contribute to good air circulation and can give a charming touch with natural light.

3. CHOOSE TO REUSE

You can use antique furniture mixed with reused pieces. And also reuse materials that have good quality and have a long duration.

Ecodesign-Interior Design Project
Ecodesign-Interior Design Project

As an example the use of pallets. You just need to make a good coating and give attention and care to the finishes.

4. INVEST IN LANDSCAPE

Landscaping can be transformative in an environment if you combine it with the design.

Ecodesign-Interior Design Project
Ecodesign-Interior Design Project

In the small spaces you can be make a vertical garden. Bringing harmony and tranquility to the environments.

5. SEEK THE OPTIMIZATION OF SPACE AND OBJECTS

Some accessories, such as the carpets, can greatly influence the climate of the environment.

Ecodesign-Interior Design Project

They bring comfort and personality to the space. And you can find carpets made with natural fibers, maintaining the sustainability of the materials.

So in order to develop effective ecodesign projects, its important to do researches. Sustainability practices in interior designs is considered recent, and thats the reason new innovative solutions are always appearing.

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Most known architects- Museum of tomorrow- Santiago Calatrava

Top 5 Most Known Architects In the World

Most known architects- Museum of tomorrow- Santiago Calatrava

Museum of Tomorrow by Santiago Calatrava

The most known architects in the world not only leave their mark on each project of them, but also contribute to the advancement of humanity. To proof this the latest trends in the area, are architectural projects that focus on the use of advanced technologies and sustainable architecture. Important subjects for the future.

So to honor and learn from the most known architects in the world, we have prepared a selection of the great architectural projects all over the world and their creators work story. Check bellow!

1-NORMAN FOSTER

Norman Foster, one of the most known architects, was born in England in 1935. He always worked hard to be able to pay for his studies and fulfill his dream of becoming an architect.

In 1963, he set up the “Team 4” his famous architectural firm. In addition to Foster, architects as Georgie and Wendy Cheesman and Richard Rogers worked with him.

most known architects-norman foster
Most Known Architects- 30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe

It was in this period that he became known for his works. In his projects he uses  modern materials and the most advanced technology. Creating a futuristic landscape in the cities.

His visionary work makes him to be responsible for creating the High Tech architecture. Which today contributes to sustainable actions and the growth of smart cities.

2-FRANK GEHRY

It is no exaggeration to say that, without the works of Frank Gehry, architecture would be much more boring and conservative. The architect was born in 1929, in Canada, but naturalized as an American.

His creativity was always present in his work. Starting as a furniture designer, he saved money from selling the objects, to start his career as an architect with the renovation of his own house.

Most known architects- Frank Gehry
Most known Architects- Guggeheim Museum

Guggeheim Museum

His work on his house drew attention in his city. And that was when he started to carry out more projects. Over the years, his talent and daring made him earned worldwide fame.

Frank Gehry’s works are marked by bold aesthetics, complex shapes and the use of different materials. He is considered one of the most important name of deconstructivist architecture.

 

3-SANTIAGO CALATRAVA

Santiago Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1951. In 1974, he is graduated as an architect in his hometown. After he left for Switzerland to complete another degree of engineer, still doing a doctorate.

His technical background explains his different work process. Which involves creating faithful replicas of his projects on large scales.

Most known Architects-Santiago Calatrava
Most Known Architects- Path Station

Path Station

This process helps to test the functioning of the joints, rods, gears and other characteristics of the architect’s beautiful works.

His projects, always technological, stand out for the sensation of movement, organic presence and surrealist characteristics.

4- RENZO PIANO

Renzo is an italian architect graduated from the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute of Milan.  In 1970, Piano founded the agency “Piano & Rogers” with Richard Rogers, his partner in the Pompidou Center project in Paris.

 Later, in 1977, he founded the “Piano & Rice” studio together with Peter Rice, a professional personality who had worked with Renzo Piano on many projects. The partnership continued until his partner death in 1992. 

Most known Architects- Renzo Piano
Most Known Architects-Shard London Brigde

Shard London Brigde

Finally, Piano founded his own studio in Genoa. Known as “Renzo Piano Building Workshop”. His architectural history has very well known and renowned works in worldwide.

However, Piano never tires of producing his fantastic high-tech architecture that fascinates anyone from his imposing constructions wrapped in a mysticism and unique characteristics that give life to his works.

5- MARCIO KOGAN

Marcio Kogan is a Brazilian architect, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 1976. He is the son of the engineer Aron Kogan, who became known in the 50s and 60s for designing and constructing large buildings in São Paulo, such as the Edifício São Vito and the Mirante do Vale Building that is largest skyscraper in Brazil, with 170 meters.

During the first years of his career, Marcio divided the activity of architecture with cinema, in partnerships with Isay Weinfeld, his college colleague. In 1988, the duo produced the feature film Fogo e Paixão and, between 1995 and 2004, held 5 exhibitions on architecture and humor together.

Most known Architects-Marcio Kogan
Most known architects- Redux House

Redux House

Since 2001, Marcio Kogan started to be famous internationally. Currently, in addition of his projects in Brazil, he has projects in countries such as Uruguay, Chile, Peru, United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, India, Israel and Indonesia.

Kogan works with architectural detail and formal simplicity between internal and external space. That greats climatic comfort, through passive sustainability, using of pure volumes and application of traditional elements of Brazilian architecture such as muxarabis and indoor plants. In addition, he used to use raw materials such as wood, concrete and stones.

 

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