Annabelle Selldorf was born and raised in Germany, and she is the brain behind the design company. With several years of experience in the field, she established her own studio in 1988, and she was never an employee before that. Annabelle managed to find small projects she could do by herself, giving her the chance to explore her creativity. With a wide portfolio with several projects all over the world,Neu Galerie in NYCis one of the greatest accomplishments of all times! This list also includes the renovation of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW).
Annabelle was the founder of Selldorf Architects,a specialized architectural studio that has worked with public and private projects, from museums to libraries, from rebuild facilities to the construction of new big-scale design projects. Design has more importance in our lives than we think; it can actually emerge feelings and emotions, and nowadays it has been seen as a tool to solve the world’s biggest issues (for instance, Global Warming). Architecture and interior design projects have to reflect the client, in order to fulfil its needs and wishes. It has to tell our story, that is why it’s crucial to have the right person telling the narrative.
Their design method involves a critical process that eliminates the gratuitous and proposes clear solutions in which all elements cohabit in a sensibly considered balance. The firm has developed particular expertise on cultural and art-related projects, with significant experience in the gallery, exhibition, and studio spaces; as well as museums, art foundations, and collectors’ homes.
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Annabella practice, however, transcends any niche classification, with projects ranging from a recently completed recycling center in Brooklyn to a drive-in Manhattan high-rise to the exquisite villas at Utah’s Amangiri resort. Recently, the firm has unveiled a new Manhattan outpost (built to LEED Gold standards) for art dealer David Zwirner, its exterior, lobby, and central stairwell clad in rugged board-formed concrete, smartly accented with teak. And she is currently at work on structures for the forthcoming Parc des Ateliers, an art-and-research center in Arles, France.
Functionality is key of nowadays design projects. Lighting Fixture is one of the most important features of a home décor, and using both natural and artificial light can emphasize volumes and shapes, creating volume and shapes in a room. Windowed walls is a 2020’s design trend, imported from the mid-century modern design.