In this meticulous selection, you will find the top Interior Designers of 2017 – the renowned and the emerging, both passionate and geniuses – alongside with some striking mood boards and exclusive interviews.
JOI-Design focuses on the constantly changing needs of our society and has now been selected to be part of this list.
JOI-Design is motivated by constant developments and improvements inside the company, from the desire to work on individual, tailor-made solutions with experts in material, color, light, design, and architecture. At the same time, though, JOI-Design incorporates developments taking place outside the company.
The JOI-Design family consists of around 40 clever, driven and enthusiastic top interior designers, draftsmen, product developers, architects and other specialists. The team of carefully selected specialists constantly strives to deliver a seamless service by applying their expertise in materials, color theory, lighting, interior design, and architecture to create concepts perfectly tailored to the clients’ needs.
Check here the exclusive interview with JOI-Design.
CovetED Magazine: When you remember your first project, you feel…
Joi-Design: My very first project was passed on to me by my boss who thought this limited budget boutique shop and café were not appropriate for his office. However, once I completed the design, the place became incredibly fashionable in Hamburg, so much so that it was on the cover of one of the first retail interior design books. Needless to say, I was very proud.
CM: One quality your team members must have?
Joi-Design: All our team members have many qualities which make them invaluable to the JOI-Design family. However, if I was forced to pick one, it would be reliability.
CM: The first thing that catches your eye when you enter a room (empty or not)?
CM: What does your home say about you?
Joi-Design: “Not sure if this guy is a designer or a chef ”
CM: One moment, one person, one project that marked your career?
Joi-Design: There was definitely such a moment. Many years ago, I was a young and ambitious designer getting ready to make a presentation for a huge entertainment complex with three hotels. Boldly and perhaps somewhat foolishly, I announced to the investor: “We are architects. We certainly don’t want to rebuild Disneyland!” It turned out that this was exactly what he wanted and then he proceeded to admonish my work as “square architectural sh*t!” Since then, I have been very careful to keep my personal taste separate from my professional style.
CM: Do you have an idol? How do you feel being someone’s idol?
Joi-Design: I certainly admire some architects and designers more than others, but I would never describe anyone as my idol for the same reason I never want to be anyone’s idol: I strongly believe everyone should follow their own path. This becomes very difficult if you believe one person’s way of being is better than anyone else’s.
CM: How will Arts & Crafts and Advanced technology live together?
Joi-Design: It has become universally accepted that the value of an object lies in its quality – that is to say, how and with what it is made. Some structural items may only be able to be produced via 3D printing, whilst others need to be crafted by hand, or they call for a combination of both techniques. On the other hand, so much in our daily lives depends on the efficiency of mass production – even luxury cars are made in this way, granted with some extra elements of craft and design. The synergy between the two is difficult to judge but I believe that something produced by hand will always hold great value.
Complete the phrase:
I can’t work without my… Team.
Blank sheet for me is… great empty space, which fills up too fast.
Most inspiring Museum/ Gallery for you? Getty Center Los Angeles – so much more than just a museum.
What Your Favorite Piece Of Clothing Says About You…It might have been stolen from James Stirling… or it could be third-hand?
When I revisit my childhood home I remember/feel ….like I’ve slipped into a warm, familiar and beautiful dream.
If I wasn’t architect/ interior designer, I would be…chef, explorer, scientist, woodworker, artist/art collector, and many other things.
The Oscar for the best Scenario in a movie goes to…My Oscar goes to “Nature”
Less is more …or more is more?… It depends.
One book to impress your first date… I would prefer to ask than answer as I’m afraid I might not impress someone with my choice; I’m just as likely to say “Asterix and Obelix” as any of the books in my library at home.
I get uninspired… when a client, or their partner, wants to be the interior designer.