lthough there’s something so beautifully timeless about a traditional aesthetic, there’s no rulebook when it comes to modern interior design and that’s what makes it so inspiring. A modern approach to design creates the optimum conditions for artistic licence and self-expression, providing room for experimentation and a canvas for playing with white space, sleek materials and clean lines. Swoon over our round-up of exciting modern interior designers that are not only making a powerful contemporary impact on the spaces they put their creative hand to but the entire industry as a result.
Serenity is the overriding feeling at the sight of Deborah Oppenheimer’s exceptional designs. The South African designer mastered the art of understanding materials and communicating mood through visual means during her early career in art direction and fashion design.
After adding Zurich and Switzerland to the list of countries she’s lived in, Oppenheimer launched her interiors business in Hong Kong in 1993. To this date she hasn’t stopped travelling, putting her creative spin on global locations, from New York to Phuket, where she fuses striking lighting solutions, elegant soft accessories and understated furniture.
It’s Oppenheimer’s affinity for open space, symmetry and light and dark that gives her work a thoroughly modern appeal. While residential spaces are her forte, the designer has also branched out into commercial commissions, designing a luxury retail space in Hong Kong’s impressive International Finance Centre (IFC).