Designers on the Rise
Designers on the Rise
Designers on the Rise
Designers on the Rise
Los Angeles-based office founded by Tima Bell and Scott Sullivan in 2013. With backgrounds in art and engineering, Tima and Scott merged their creative energy into a firm that pursues projects demanding innovative and progressive answers. Whether in a piece of furniture or in an urban master plan, their ambitions are to materialize inventive solutions into influential, evocative, and functional design projects. Relativity Architects has produced a body of work that has fused the physical built landscape and the cultural art worlds in unparalleled methods.
Located in Santa Monica, CA, was established by Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. The work of their practice ranges from small-scale renovations to new construction, in residential, commercial and public settings. Each project shares an emphasis on the blurring of distinction between interior and exterior spaces through the exploitation of natural light, creation of outdoor living rooms, and artistically framed views of nature.
Playground is an award-winning design and concept firm based in sunny California. We are a full- service firm and work on a wide variety of projects, including restaurants, bars and hospitality projects as well as multi-family, creative mixed use and repositioning projects. Our firm is founded on an interdisciplinary approach that informs our aesthetic, as well as our process. We are focused on human-centric design, creating immersive, nuanced spaces that are evocative, transformative and never ordinary.
J. Marx Atelier
Jessica Marx, founder of the award-winning firm J. Marx Atelier, approaches design from all angles. A degree from the USC School of Architecture anchors her in both principles and practice, while several years at top interiors firms honed both her aesthetic and her ability to manage high-profile projects. Having applied her expertise coast-to-coast—including at the Trump SoHo in New York City and the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills—she founded J. Marx Atelier to provide full-service interiors and identity work with a boutique-scale attention to detail. For every project, Jessica draws from an abiding love of travel, culture, and fashion. She also calls on her keen eye for branding and product curation, which she sharpened while growing her personal web presence and expanding into custom furniture.
Jean de Lessard
For more than 20 years, Montreal designer Jean de Lessard has been designing creative spaces with most diversified vocations including hotels, restaurants, offices and boutiques. His approach to space is intuitive and is based upon distinctive principles of deconstruction. Breaking usual codes to free the space and the occupant from conventional concepts. His work is published many times internationally and he has won numerous awards around the world.
Beleco is an award-winning, full-service interior design firm founded by Christian Schnyder in 2013. Under his leadership, the firm works primarily in the hospitality sector, transforming notable properties into beautiful yet functional environments. Their latest works include Chicago’s The Gray Hotel, winner of the International Hotel & Property Award for Best Hotel Over 200 Rooms (Americas & Caribbean), and Washington D.C.’s acclaimed The Darcy Hotel.
Creating environments that people want to be in, 555 is best known for its unmistakably bold and dynamic approach to client needs. By stressing innovation, functional design, and the integration of specialized materials and finishes, the firm is able to provide boundary-pushing concepts that truly express their client’s vision. More than just design, the firm manufactures all of the custom, wood, metal, speciality lighting and features used in their projects in their 300,000-square-foot South Side facility.
Emporium Design is a fully integrated, forward thinking design-build firm specializing in transforming spaces to reflect the passions and philosophy of each client.
Robert Stansell and Timothy Welsh are the Co-Founders of Emporium Design. They pride themselves in being selected by clients who look for a full service firm that will provide outstanding services, out-of-the-box thinking, cost-effective solutions, cutting-edge materials and products, and quality construction that is sustainable and energy-efficient
In 2010, Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph founded Design, Bitches with a bold and irreverent vision to make architecture significant in daily life. Their multidisciplinary firm draws inspiration from the duos’ eclectic expertise in the areas of design, art, and pop culture.
Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant founded Soho based design firm Dekar Design in 2003. Native New Yorkers and Georgetown graduates, Dolores and Caroline’s design philosophy embraces classical values but isn’t afraid to turn traditionalism on its head. Dekar designs with a particular sensitivity to architecture, whether they are customizing an ultra modern loft space in a new development or re-imagining a century old West Village townhouse. They take inspiration from the architectural bones to create unique and authentic spaces.
Bells + Whistles
Bells + Whistles design studio was founded by Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John in 2000, and has been in-demand ever since. Known for their eclectic and innovative interiors, Bells + Whistles is responsible for some of Southern California’s most iconic designs; from San Diego’s Starlite, Sycamore Den and Chef Javier Plascencia’s Bracero to the L.A.-based Juice Served Here chain, Red Bull Studios and Chef Ray Garcia’s Broken Spanish and BS Taqueria.
Alexis Readinger is a designer based in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. She founded Preen, Inc. in 2005. Originally from Texas, she moved to California to complete a Masters in Architecture and has been designing hospitality spaces since 1999. She has designed, consulted on and assisted in on over 100 projects, primarily in the hospitality sector.
Southern California interior designer, Davis Krumins, and his wife and partner, and Andrea Krumins, are the design duo behind Davis Ink. As the creative entity behind the interior design of some of southern California’s most unique hospitality and nightclub venues including Nightclub and Bar Design Awards ‘Best Nightclub International’ “Colour” award winner, Parq in San Diego and the modern rooftop destination, Rustic Root, in San Diego, Davis Ink designs each of its venues to be comfortable, usable and most importantly, memorable.
Pablo Limón Design Office
Since 2012 he has been responsible for Art Direction on industrial design projects at Savvy Studio. Pablo has also worked independently over the course these years and in 2013 he opened his design office in Madrid together with his partner Miguel Lasso.