NY Design Agenda selected 3 New York designers that we feel have made an impression on the design industry in a big way. Some have influenced the way people think about design by making it more accessible, others were selected because they are iconic and a source of inspiration for many, and others yet because of the way they challenge and inspire through their media presence. Many designers on this list have amplified their design philosophy through furniture and textile design.
About: Brad Ford I.D. was established in 1998 with a focus on creating elegant yet understated residential spaces that radiate style, class and sophistication. Labeled one of “10 New Designers to Watch” by New York Spaces Magazine, Ford has a minimalist approach that focuses on clean lines. Each individual object that he selects seems unique in and of itself. He tends towards chairs and couches with interesting shapes and lines, one-of-a-kind light fixtures, and bold artwork. Ford keeps spaces clean and simple, allowing you to fully appreciate the intricacies that make each piece special.
In addition to his eye for creating wonderful spaces, Ford is making waves in the design community with his influential presence in the world of social media. Ford’s blog, Design Therapy, provides a unique perspective on design, while his inspiring tweets reach more than 22,000 followers.
Take a Peek: We love the unique light fixtures and bold art that Ford paired in this project. Take a look at the project.
About: Founded in 1998, Amanda Nisbet Design brings elegant, livable style to her interiors. Nisbet’s projected are chalk full of personality and have so much energy it almost seems as if her rooms are dancing. She has an eye for color and a way of making rooms feel elegant yet livable and fun.
Despite her success, Nisbet keeps her work close to her heart by maintaining a small firm and only taking on select projects at a time. She focuses on getting into the mind of her customer and creating a space that truly reflects them and the way they live. Nisbet has been sharing her work and inspiring people through the Twitter community.
Take a Peek: Flip through her portfolio and get inspired on how to incorporate bold colors into your home to add a little laid-back fun. Check out her portfolio.
FOLEY & COX
About: Foley & Cox have had a strong presence in the design world since their founding in 2002. Specializing in high-end residential spaces, private aircraft interiors and yacht design, Foley & Cox is known for their ability to incorporate their client’s personal taste and style into their projects from the ground up. They have a sophisticated look that is elegant and modern with traditional elements. They do a stunning job of incorporating aspects of a home’s environment and brining it indoors to give a space context. Foley & Cox was named one of New York Spaces Magazine’s top 50 interior designers this year.
Take a Peek: We can’t get enough of their Mountain Home design. It is the embodiment of cozy elegance. Take a look at their portfolio to see the project.
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