It's always fun to look at the studios of famous artists or craftsmen and women. There is something deeply intriguing about seeing the backdrop for their creative process — it's almost as if we're given a glimpse into their own brain. The same applies for designers. It is especially interesting when the workspaces emulate the style of their own work. We looked at desks, offices, and studios from world famous designers and selected some of our favorites to share with you for inspiration!
Courtesy of the keen photographic eye from The Selby, we get a peak into wunderkind of NY fashion, Alexander Wang's, SoHo workspace. The stark black and white loft space is tastefully decorated to the very last detail. We love the spotlights in his office and the sprawling bookcase in the back. The elegant hide on the floor is also something we've been lusting after to give that extra luxurious quality to our own space.
We've talked about him before and we'll talk about him again. We love how Rams's workspace perfectly reflects his design concepts and aesthetics. The bright white walls and desk make the space feel really open and allow the mind a chance to roam. Not pictured is a cut-out in his desk where he stores books.
Again, thanks to The Selby for providing us with Mr. Lois's glorious NY apartment. Lois effortlessly blends many modern time periods to create a cohesive wonder that many can only dream of accomplishing. His (probably priceless) Art Nouveau desk sits proudly in the center of a beautifully lit room, accompanied by a gorgeous Mies van der Rohe side chair. The paper lamp in the corner provides plenty of light at nighttime but doesn't disturb the room's airy quality. The only thing we'd change is the cords running on the ground — but that might just be a bit too nit-picky considering the perfection achieved elsewhere.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
This studio, occupied by two wonderfully talented Parisian brothers and their design time, was featured a little while ago on Apartment Therapy when Maxwell paid them a visit. Maxwell illustrates the studio best saying, "Drawings and inspiration surround, while espresso cups, balls of twine, furniture pieces and reams of paper with sketches and photos were piled high on his desk." Well loved and utilized office spaces always make us happy. It's a shame to let a good thing go to waste and the Bouroullec's seem to understand the beauty of clutter when it all means more inspiration for their process.
fuseproject (Yves Behar)
This enormous studio space is anchored beautifully by the collection of blue-painted pendant lights hanging from the ceiling. You just can't beat that whimsical impression you get when you mix modern classics with something you might find in your grandmother's attic.