The Brit List this year is filled with the most talented of UK designers, architects and hospitality experts. Artists that have mastered the world of hospitality with their innovation, years of experience, all in the name of interior design. We bring you their list of top 25 designers.
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Starting his career in 1988, after graduating from Moscow Art Theather, Alex moved to the UK to work at the Royal Shakespeare Company. His passion for traveling was so strong that he start to develop a strong interest for hospitality interiors. He established his company, Alex Kravetz Design, in 2003. His porfolio ranges from hospitality to High End Residentials.
Andrew Linwood covers all aspects when it comes to a project: from its beginning to installation. He designed interior for many of the planet’s most prestigious hotel groups like Hilton Hotels, Marriott Internation, Radisson and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Arien is one of the most prolific hospitality and interior design contributors. She frequently speaks and serves as a jury at hotel industry events and awards. Her team has most recently worked on The Capital Suite in London’s Intercontinental Park Lane.
The designer takes her inspirations from classic design and proportion but she also makes sure her work has that modern up-to date energy. She can make any space filled with harmony and balance. Osborn’s favorite project of her own was Le Hotel Toiny in St. Barths.
Christopher Ash currently works on Project Orange together with his business partner James Soane. They are both focusing on hotel design, including Room 2, a new Southampton aparthotel.
Tsoutsikou is more than just a leader. As the creative director of HBA London she has reached the status of a true visionary. She has worked on The Orient in Jerusalem and has spoken many international trade shows, such as Maison & Objet in Paris.
Dexter Moren is the fouding director of Dexter Moren Associates. He is known for being an industry leader when it comes to international hotel design. His most recent project is The Curtain and Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate.
Emma King leads the interior design team in Europe for InterContinental Hotel Group. She has over 20 years of hotel design experience, but she believes that her eagerness for knowledge has no end.
Richmond International is responsible for some of the most fantastic hotel designs in the world. Thompson, the Principal of the studio is involved in all the aspects of the company. She is a influence in the world of hospitality and one of the people that keeps pushing boundaries.
Frances led her team to refurbish the Radisson Blu Hotel Nice and the Radisson Blu Stansted airport, proving once again that Trevillion Interiors always seeks to go further and further. The firm has worked with Best Wester, QHotels and Royal Garden Hotel, among others.
With more than 35 years of experience when it comes to hotel, restaurant and private residence’s design, Harry Gregory main goal is to create stunning experiences to his clients. Along with Andre Avedian, he created ara design, the firm responsible for interiors like The Setai in Tel Aviv, Belle Paulay in Budapest and the Hilton Garden Inn.
With more than 25 years of experience, Harry Harris founded SUSD, a firm that has been on the top of UK’s private club’s design. The company specialises in delivering standard-setting, complex projects, within strict time and budget.
Helen Fewster and Rebecca Hunt (Suna Interior Design)
Together with Rebecca Hunt, Helen Fewster heads the London-based studio Suna Interior Design. The interior design consultancy has been raising among the most powerful in the hospitality industry.
Being the designer-at-large for Goddard Littlefair, Jo brings inspiration from her travels into her practice. As many of the designers in this list, Littlefair is invented to write and speak on conferences, making sure she can pass on her knowledge when it comes to innovation and consumer behaviour.
Joseph Stella and Nicholas Stoupas (Twenty2Degrees)
Before working with Twenty2Degrees, Stella was the senior designer for Jestico + Whiles and RPW Design. Since he joined Twenty2Degrees 5 years ago, he has brought a diverse and open approach to design, making the firm grow even more. Nicholas Stoupas is a specialy in the hospitality sector: not only interior design, but also in design management and brand implementation. Together this two designers make Twenty2Degrees a company able to bring new approaches as well as creating schemes and concepts in order to bring the best out of hospitality design.
Katherine joined Scott Brownrigg interior design team in 2017 as director/head of UK interior design. She is responsible for growing the interiors business and expand the client base. She has worked with renowned names like Hard Rock, Expedia and Berkeley Homes.
Kim Partridge Interiors provides high-end hospitality and residential spaces with a personal touch. Even though the firm is still quite young, she has already been awarded for her interior design in the Adare Manor.
Viafiadis is an established leader in the world of interior design. She has a career that spans for over 2 decades. She has worked on the Kempinski Budapest, on Hotel Schweizerhof, among other stunning places. Maria’s eye for luxury design allows her to create a story with her work.
Brudnizki is at the moment one of the most acclaimed designers. He has been involved in projects such as the The Ivy Soho, Sexy Fish and The Beekman in New York. Due to his background (his mother was a stylish and his father was a mechanical enginner), Martin joined aesthetics and fuctionality in his work.
Rachel has more than 2 decades of experience in the hospitality sector. She has worked with brands like Bellagio, St. Regis, Hard Rock and Nobu. Johnson’s main goal is to advise clients on new innovative design techniques, therefore she oversees all London projects to make sure they are filled with quality.
Bernerd is the found of Tara Bernerd & Partners, a leading international interior archicture and design pratice based in London. A design crusader, as she is called, she strongly believes that design can (and should) make a difference.. Whether it is in a hotel lobby, a restaurant, or a private residence, Tara Bernerd’s work is filled with creativity, meaning, and a sense of place.
McGinnity trained as an architect in Australia. He moved to London to continue his career. After taking the role of managing director of GA Design 20 years ago, the firm has become one of the most interesting when it comes to the world of interior design. He oversees all GA projects in order to make sure they’re talking the right direction.
With nearly 20 years’ experience of working in some of the United Kingdom’s most prolific interior design houses, Murray joined the team at Helen Green Design Studio’s Knightsbridge residence where he is the creative of the firm.
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