As designers, we are constantly on the lookout for inspiration to generate new and interesting ideas for creating unique spaces. More often than not we don’t have to look too far as it can come from anywhere at any time!
Even just the simple act of walking down the street and observing the world around us, scrolling through the seemingly endless collections on Pinterest, flicking through the glossy pages of magazines or reminiscing about our old projects can lead to new design ideas and angles. We are design sponges, soaking up as many visual elements and practical approaches we can.
Many a great designer has developed and fine-tuned their individual style over the years, appropriating and evolving that particular style for each new project. At AKD, however, we work to a client’s brief to deliver tailored and customised design solutions resulting in a spectrum of styles and purpose, so we are forever reinventing the wheel!
We are constantly learning from our peers, seeing how other designers have interpreted (or reinterpreted) particular styles, solved problems or created something completely out of the box, which in turn, may shed new light on our own projects or design dilemmas. Some of our favorites are internationally renowned designers from Europe and America, with unique styles freshly contrasting that of the local Australian market.
AKD LOVES KELLY HOPPEN (UNITED KINGDOM)
We love Kelly Hoppen for her absolutely classic, elegant and timeless style with paired back palettes, statement furniture pieces and considered details. She always works with grand scale, repetition and a ‘more is more’ mantra.
AKD LOVES KELLY WEARSTLER (USA)
Our icon for everything bold and daring! Kelly Wearstler knows no limits with colour, form and materiality. Creating unique design compositions, her interiors are always OTT and intrepid.
AKD LOVES JOSEPH DIRAND (FRANCE)
The master of time. We always love Joseph Dirand’s amazing use of materials and colours to create spaces that combine old with new, composition and function. Clean lines and precision create his timeless and elegant interiors that have evolved from his minimalist principles.
AKD LOVES JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT
Jean-Louis Deniot produces designs full of sophistication and charm, creating a new personality for a classic style. Denoit’s interiors are always full of sophistication and luxuriously layered to combine history with modern taste.
AKD LOVES PIET BOON (THE NETHERLANDS)
Piet Boon designs from the ground up, functionality, simplicity and beauty are his hallmarks. His contemporary clean lines and symmetry have continued throughout his interiors and signature furniture range.
AKD LOVES GILLES & BOISSIER (FRANCE)
This duo design with a clever balance of calm, passion, precision and improvisation! Their projects are entirely bespoke, an opportunity to design everything from the furniture to the lighting.