Phaidon’s By Design Showcases 100 of the World’s Best Interior Designers and Decorators

May 26, 2021  23:01  |  News

A jury of over 90 international tastemakers has selected the best interior designers working today. The esteemed members of the panel were invited to nominate individuals and studios that are making exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking contributions to the field. The jury includes the founder of PIN-UP magazine, Felix Burrichter; independent curator Aric Chen; creative director and designer Francisco Costa; CEO and founder of Kith, Ronnie Fieg; food artist Laila Gohar; artist Niki Haas; and founders of Fantastic Man, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom.

Phaidon's By Design Showcases 100 of the World's Best Interior Designers and Decorators

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Phaidon will publish By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers available worldwide on May 26 to showcase the nominees and their work. According to William Norwich, executive editor, Phaidon Press, “These designers are at the forefront of innovation and creativity and are creating the rooms that will define a style for years to come.”

The top 100 designers are from 30 countries with 43 designers based in the United States, ranging from both established practitioners and rising stars on the scene. In order to be nominated, designers must be currently active and have created work since 2015.

The full list of designers and more information on By Design can be found on