Interior Design 31·12·2020
Interiors by women mark a new era lifestyle
Interior designers who tear down walls, forego the conventional and bring innovation to spaces to turn their personal vision into timeless design. This is the new generation of women designers and architects who are leading the future of interior design.
The year 2020 is coming to an end, and the lead up to Christmas recalls a year when our awareness of domestic, work and commercial spaces has risen to unexpected heights.
Values such as comfort, quality, durability, warm ambience and, above all, the new female creative diversity are taking over. A new female footprint on interiors from designers who keep track of trends precisely to avoid them, to carve out their own inner and outer path.
As a common trait, all work in a global environment and mix elements without formal or stylistic restrictions. For these women, lighting is especially important, and they call themselves eclectic. Their hybrid transformative power is not afraid of colour or new technologies because it generates new languages inside spaces.
Friends and residents in Milan
Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto have forged their identity and set themselves apart through constant experimentation with colour and surprising blends.
They develop original concepts for spaces of all types using an eclectic language of design. A hybrid of trends for a singular identity. At StudioPepe, determined poetic content and project rigour operate in an environment where opposing elements converse with each other.
Interior art direction
Anna Karlin brings her vision as an art director to interiors. Each work is a hegemonic whole with extremely disparate components. One could say that she is a space curator, where each element breaks preconceived notions.
Her contemporary vision is complemented by a digital and graphic force, where interior designs resemble a digital image and her digital creations are real and can be lived.
Designers and carpenters
Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie (USA, 1985) make up this New York based design collective/study, which is bringing radical change to the city’s classic lofts.
Robust, uncompromising interiors that are simplified and at the same time overwhelming thanks to their mould-breaking atmosphere. They met at the University of Washington and, after a period of individual experimentation, decided to take on a new journey together.
The awards pile up, and their unique approach can be found in projects around the world.
Full colour sensibility
Her cultural background expands her potential and is the foundation of her creative energy. Delicate yet emphatic, she intertwines minima and maxima with ease and flexibility.
The awards she has received around the world bear witness to her sensibility and uniqueness, but beyond these clear considerations, Tamura demonstrates unexpected twists and beauty in every project. Her admirers are captivated by her light, her dense or subtle atmospheres and the narrative she forges behind each object and space.
French decorative roots revisited and renovated by Sarah Lavoine. The exquisiteness of Baroque and Rococo reworked for the 21st century with her well-known expertise, she introduces her own contemporary pieces next to those made by designers from all over the world. Invigorated Bohemian or simple Baroque, she takes on any intersection with harmony and balance. She never forgets the power of colour, golden accessories, strategically placed mirrors or refined French craftsmanship.
Rooms with magic
Mysterious, playful and sophisticated interiors designed by Fawn Galli. Her unique rooms and spaces bring her recognition and are even the subject of her recent book “Magical Rooms”.
The interior designer, known for her eclecticism and decorative wit, worked in Paris for several years before settling in New York. She can be found all over Manhattan, the Hamptons, Connecticut, Long Island and Brooklyn — her current place of residence.
Her designs cannot be classified; the extremity of her influences won’t allow it.
‘Magical Rooms’ (Editorial Rizzoli).
Spaces to be lived and enjoyed. This is the motto that Clara Bona brings to each project. Cheerful, dynamic and with no set references, this Italian interior designer displays her positivity in each project. One could say that she has no defined style because she adapts her creative talents to each context, to each inclination of her customers or to each trend, without sacrificing her clear and transparent position.
Charlotte Fiell y Clementine Fiell
‘Women in Design’
Mother and daughter plunge themselves into this book as they explore women designers from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Aino Aalto and Eva Zeisel.
Charlotte Fiell is a prolific author of books on design. She is a renowned commentator known for her multiple perspectives and research on the past and present of design in all its facets.
‘Women in Design’ aims to discuss the evolution of women as past and present pioneers in this creative field. A very revealing compendium on the still unknown influence of women designers on the history of the evolution of spaces.
- 1 StudioPepe
- 2 Anna Karlin
- 3 Egg Collective
- 4 Nao Tamura
- 5 Sarah Lavoine
- 6 Fawn Galli
- 7 Clara Bona
- 8 Charlotte Fiell y Clementine Fiell