Interior architecture is not about cosmetic surgery but about complete organ transplant. The individuals and companies featured in this book are not only working with surface and appearance but also in the control of shape, space, services and identity. An invaluable introduction to the key names and projects in contemporary interior architecture, this book covers the work of 55 international practitioners. It includes both the firmly established and the up and coming; the classic and the more experimental. For each entry there are 6 pages with a short text consisting of a critical appraisal as well as full biographical details. This is followed by images of the key works by that designer concentrating on the more recent but also the most iconic where relevant. The featured designers are those who control the shape of public spaces, services and identity to reflect the demands of the 21st century.
Jennifer Hudson is an editor and researcher in the fields of contemporary design and architecture, and has been the general editor of The International Design Yearbook for the last fifteen years. She is the author of 1000 New Designs and Where to Find Them (2006). As a freelance writer she has contributed to Frame, Canadian Interiors and Virgin in-flight magazines.
Introduction; 3deluxe; 24H Architecture; Harry Allen; Ron Arad; Antoni Arola; AV62; Christian Biecher; Block Architecture; Giorgio Borruso; Cassandra Complex; Johnson Chou; Antonio Citterio; Claesson, Koivisto Rune; Concrete; Matali Crasset; Eldridge Smerin; Fantastic Design Works Incorporated; Gabellini Sheppard Associates; Graft; Graven Images; Eva Jiricna; Patrick Jouin; Klein Dytham architecture; Lazzarini Pickering Architetti; Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis Architects; Lot-ek; M41LH2; Norisada Maeda; Yasmine Mahmoudieh; Maurice Mentjens; Merkx+Girod Architekten; Morphosis; Torsten Neeland; Fabio Novembre; John Pawson; Pentagram; plajer & franz studio; Francesc Pons; Pugh + Scarpa Architecture; Andree Putman; Muti Randolph; Karim Rashid; Francesc Rife; David Rockwell; Fernado Salas; Sevil Peach Gence Associates; Shubin + Donaldson; Philippe Starck; Seth Stein; Tarruella and Lopez; Adam D. Tihany; Marcel Wanders; Wells Mackereth; Clive Wilkinson Architects; Yabu Pushelberg; Further Reading; Picture credits; Index.