Architectural Digest Reveals the Top Influencers in Interior Decoration, Architecture, and Landscape Design
For more than three decades, Architectural Digest has been meticulously curating its annual list of the 100 most influential figures in interior decoration, architecture, and landscape design. With the much-anticipated release of the 2024 edition, the renowned publication once again proves its discerning eye for exceptional talent. This year's lineup boasts an extraordinary array of individuals who have left an indelible mark in the world of design.
"The new list offers ample proof that old rules no longer apply when it comes to great design," expressed Amy Astley, AD's global editorial director.
The recently unveiled AD100 list for 2024 encompasses a group of seven groundbreaking designers who have earned their place in the prestigious AD "Hall of Fame." Among the luminaries is Francis Kéré, the recipient of the coveted 2022 Pritzker Prize, recognized for his groundbreaking and sustainable architectural creations that blend seamlessly with nature. Having left an indelible mark across Africa and Europe, Kéré's intricate designs reflect an innovative approach to his craft.
Joshua Ramus, the visionary founder of REX, an architecture and design firm, has also secured a spot on this renowned list. Renowned for his astonishing work on several performance venues throughout the United States, including the striking cube-shaped Perelman Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan, Ramus has revolutionized the way we experience the arts.
Astley acknowledged that this year's selection highlights "the myriad paths to professional stardom" within the realm of architecture and design. Notably, the inclusion of social media sensations Sarah Sherman Samuel and Ryan Lawson, as well as industry powerhouses Yinka Ilori, Thomas Bercy, Calvin Chen, and Laura Gonzalez, reflects the evolving landscape of design and its intersection with popular culture and luxury brands.
"Legends Only" will be the theme of Architectural Digest's highly anticipated issue in January 2024. It will showcase the full roster of honorees from the AD100 list, celebrating their extraordinary contributions and groundbreaking achievements in the world of design.
Noteworthy Additions to the AD100 List
Newcomers to this prestigious list include esteemed figures like David Rockwell, the revered architect, and president of the renowned Rockwell Group. Known for his expertise in hospitality designs, Rockwell has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in creating extraordinary spaces. Additionally, modern luxury designer Victoria Hagan joins the esteemed ranks of the AD100, further establishing her influence and innovation in the design world.
Moreover, renowned design visionaries such as Jeffrey Bilhuber, Waldo Fernandez, Veere Grenney, and Tino Zervudachi have also been recognized for their remarkable creativity and contributions in their respective fields.
The AD100 list serves as a testament to the ever-evolving world of design and recognizes those who have pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation. By featuring the crème de la crème of the industry, Architectural Digest continues to be the definitive authority in design, providing readers with unparalleled insights into the visionary minds shaping our future.