By Design: The World's Best Contemporary Interior DesignersPhaidon Editors

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A richly illustrated, authoritative global survey of more than 100 of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today, as selected by more than 90 nominators - all luminaries in their creative fields - with work brought to life in more than 400 images that span styles, scales, and categories

Our surroundings are the key to our comfort and happiness, and we're endlessly inspired by the creative professionals that show us how to put a personal stamp on the spaces we inhabit. This gorgeous book is a timely, comprehensive showcase of the most exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking interior designers working today, nominated by an esteemed group of industry experts and thoughtfully curated to demonstrate why the world of interior design continues to raise the bar of creative practice.

It spotlights both established designers and rising stars, each chosen for their significant and industry-defining contributions to the profession, while insightful, informative texts introduce the designers and explain their wider practice. This inspirational source book is an essential purchase for design aficionados and for everyone who is passionate about the spaces in which they live.

Nominators include: Felix Burrichter, Aric Chen, Amy Fine Collins, Francisco Costa, Ronnie Fieg, Marianne Goebl, Laila Gohar, Niki Haas, Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom, Lorena Mosquera, Hanya Yanagihara, and Rachel Zoe.

Featured designers include: Beata Heuman Ltd, Kelly Wearstler Studio, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Neri & Hu, Norm Architects, Romanek Design Studio, Studioilse, Studio KO, Studio Shamshiri, Faye Toogood, and Vincent Van Duysen.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 328 pp
  • Illustrations: 400 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661878

Phaidon Editors

"Sure to be gracing some of the most stylish coffee tables." - The Telegraph

"A visually rich directory that many an interior design enthusiast will want to have close at hand." - AD Pro

"Provides modern interior design inspiration to get on the right path." - Barron's

"An in-depth and invigorating look at the world's best contemporary interior designers." - ELLE Decor

"Meticulously curated and delightfully unexpected" - Forbes

"Gorgeous" - Galerie

"Pure interiors pleasure." - The Independent

"Fascinating reading." - The Irish Times

"Profiles an astounding array of design talent." - HGTV

"The Oscars of the design world." - Homes & Gardens

"An eyecatching addition to artful book collections everywhere." - Maxim

"A richly illustrated roll-call of the world's best contemporary interior designers." - The Modern House

"Some brilliant talent on show... nickable ideas galore." - House & Garden

"An atlas of creativity." - Wallpaper*

"[By Design] introduces us to today's most creative and influential talents working across interior design and decoration." - The Spaces

"A diverse snapshot, this is a smart survey of the strands that make up interior design today." - Design Anthology

"A fabulously designed coffee table book... a brilliant work of reference and inspiration." - Mad About The House

"A brilliant and comprehensive reference book." - Eleanor Cording-Booth, @aconsideredspace on Instagram

"The most exciting, original, sensitive and boundary-pushing interior designers currently working across the globe." - Inigo

"Bursting with interior design inspiration." - Wildflower Magazine

"Both a beautiful coffee table book and a useful reference tool." - W Magazine

"One to get your creative juices flowing." - Kintsugi Magazine