Great Space: Interior Designers and their Art

One of the most gratifying experiences at Hamburg Kennedy is the opportunity to work with interior designers- and we've been privileged to work with some of the best! 

Whether it's in the form of photography, painting, sculpture or some other medium, artwork is a great opportunity to incorporate personality and character into any space. Additionally, artwork can prove a great conduit for injecting color and texture into a room or provide a focal point where none exists.  Watching the culmination of a beautiful space come together is our passion, and today we feature a few of our favorite interior designers- individuals who's distinct eye and taste we respect and admire.

1. Nathan Jay "Nate" Berkus is an American interior designer, author, TV host and television personality. He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and has been a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers, as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people's homes. He has released numerous lines of products, and authored several books.

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2.  Eric Cohler is highly acclaimed for his distinguishing ability to fuse classical and contemporary elements. Dubbed “The Mixmaster” by industry editors, Cohler’s interior spaces display layers of unusual texture, color, and verve. His New York firm handles residential and commercial projects throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. In recent years, Cohler has expanded to include product design; Lee Jofa features his distinctive collection of fabrics, furniture, and rugs, and Visual Comfort & Co., carries many of Cohler’s original lighting designs.

 

3. Since 2000, Ellie Cullman has been listed in the definitive “AD 100” Architectural Digest’s designated best designers and architects. She was included as well in the AD January 2005 list of “The Deans of American Design,” and was the recipient of the “Stars of Design” award at NYC’s D&D building in Oct 2009. 

 

4. Alessandra Branca learned at an early age that classical beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and serious surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit. Branca is widely known for fusing chic, old-world craftsmanship with energy and practicality in all she designs. Celebrated for her impeccable style and exceptional use of color, Branca is consistently ranked as one of America’s top designers. Her numerous honors and awards include ELLE DECOR’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 A List, House Beautiful’s Master Class, and more. 

 

5.  Vern Yip is an American interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC's Trading Spaces through its fourth season, and was known for frequently including silk, candles and flowers in the rooms he designed.

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