Champalimaud Design is known for creating some of the most renowned hotels and restaurants in the world. Today, My Design Week would like to tell you more about them and their style in design.
Alexandra Champalimaud is the Founder, President and Principal Designer at Champalimaud. What is more, she is a full-service interior design and interior planning firm specializing in bespoke, high-end hospitality and residential design.
Alexandra Champalimaud was born and raised in Portugal. She received her early education in Switzerland and England. After that, the designer completed her design training at the Espirito Santo Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal which is one of the worlds’ last remaining colleges teaching the tradition of European arts, crafts, and techniques of historic preservation and restoration.
Nearly 30 years ago, Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates was founded and quickly developed a strong following among Montreal tastemakers. As the company expanded, Alexandra decided to relocate to New York City in 1994 to serve a thriving international client base, and changed its name to Champalimaud in 2008. Since its inception, the firm has been privileged to partner with many landmark hotels and residences globally.
Alexandra brings a dynamic intellectual curiosity and an absence of pretense to her work. Drawing upon a wealth of personal experiences and professional commissions throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, her work is known for subtle references unique to her multi-faceted vantage point. With a unique talent for the application of color, pattern, texture and a seasoned understanding of the foundations and principals of classic design, Alexandra remains an uncompromising aesthetic respectful of the needs of her clients and the time place and cultural context of each project. Her New York-based firm Champalimaud is highly regarded for its residential and hospitality interiors work. The owner is grace and innovation personified.
There are three projects that come to mind as the most iconic projects. Alexandra Champalimaud and her team created in Taos, NM; a cool office space in New York City, which was just completed the renovations at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.