Great designs have great precedents. Each member of the Wm Events team brings to the table a unique aesthetic and an affinity for a designer or artist that inspires us. We’ve compiled a listing below of our favorite designers and what they bring to the table. Who’s your inspiration?

William nominates Philippe Starck as his favorite designer. Starck is a world famous interior and product designer whose career began reaching new heights in the early 1980s. Items such as the Louis Ghost chair and Juicy Salif are not only important Starck designs, but are also icons of industrial design. William’s favorite element of Starck’s designs is the juxtaposition of contemporary and classical elements in hospitality spaces.

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Leigh’s favorite designer, Thomas Paul, is a well-rounded artist with a background in the fashion industry. His degree in textiles and extensive work in the fashion has led to a successful career in the interior design world. From silk pillows to stationery and lamp shades, it’s quite possible to incorporate a TP design into every square inch of your home. Adorable patterns and prints are his signature, and it is no wonder Leigh loves him. By him, we mean his designs, but he’s a sight for sore eyes too!

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Robert has always seemed to love a lot of design that originates from Denmark and Spain, so it’s no wonder that he loves Jorge Pensi. Pensi is actually from Argentina and originally trained in architecture, but he established himself in Barcelona in the 1980s. While Robert loves iconic designs like the Toledo stacking chair, it’s Pensi’s charisma and approach that won him over. He had the chance to meet with Pensi at his studio in Barcelona this past summer. It was no surprise that the space had great architectural features, unique Pensi designed elements and a studio for building full sized concepts.

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Melissa’s choice is the illustrator and graphic design artist Barbara Nessim. From magazine and print media illustrations to mixed media collages, Nessim’s work posses an amazing versatility.  Nessim is a trailblazer not only for female artists but also in digital art and graphic design. Melissa most admires Nessim’s ability to transform common images and create complex social commentaries.

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