Modern Dining Tables brings youluxury dining room designs by the AD100 interior designer Ryan Korban.
Ryan Korban is the youngest name to have appeared on both the internationally acclaimed Architectural Digest 100 list and to be recognized with an International Property Award for his designs. This top interior designer is able to reach both an established generation as well as a new generation of design enthusiasts.
Ryan Korban has made quite a name for himself with a mix of luxury, old-world romance and urban cool. His strong point of view and a signature aesthetic – sleek, marbly interiors, geometric forms and muted color palettes – are exemplified in a handful of stunning retail projects for the likes of Aquazzura, Balenciaga or Alexander Wang. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Monet‘s paintings to Helmut Newton‘s photographs, he creates seductive, wondrous spaces that redefine traditional design for a new generation.
Elle Décor asked Ryan Korbanwhat is the mission of his work and he definitely wants to redefine the luxury design for this new generation. “I’ve always admired the youth and energy that make the fashion industry beat, and what makes fashion so exciting is avant-garde design and innovation. From luxury retail to residential design, I try to encompass that same youth and energy to overcome any limits and ferry interior design into the future. Modern luxury, for me, deals with both the way people live in their spaces, as well as how they present them. The goal is to bring luxury closer to a more informal, comfortable world so that it can be appreciated and experienced each day.”
According to Elle Décor, Ryan Korban really believes that luxury design should be close to the commodity through finishes. “They’re an excellent way to transform a functional space into something beautiful. Comfortable finishes and prized materials immediately add that “wow factor” to any object. Then I like to mix materials and masculine and feminine objects. For example, a marble dining table with a light silk rug — it creates an interesting contradiction.”
“I’m very inspired by museum architecture, from neoclassic to contemporary. It’s very influential in my work, which tends to mix brutalism with romanticism. I discovered that this union is the perfect expression of my style.”
The future of interior design for Ryan Korban is very smiley. “I see the youth! I see our field getting younger, more energized, more democratic, and I’m very excited about that. It’s time to cultivate the emerging talent so that the industry can continue to innovate and overcome its limits. Finally, there are the young, highly talented designers, that are receiving opportunities like before. I’m seeing this trend and, in the future, I see it growing stronger.”
Ryan Korban brings skill and vision, incubated in the world of fashion and high-end retail interiors, to his very first residential project. Korban’s point of view lends an editorial touch to the inner landscape of 40 Bleecker. From the rich yet neutral color palette to the layered, contrasting materials, to the bespoke furniture pieces and finishings, every element of the building’s interior is carefully curated by his discerning eye. The result is an expressive, textured alloy of the interior designer‘s myriad interests and inspirations, coming together to create a beautiful and tactile luxury experience.
“I design in a very abstract way. I usually ask people what their favorite scent is or what their favorite flower is. I’m more interested in what moves people’s senses than putting a bunch of samples on a board.” Ryan Korban inspires himself in “fantastic fabrics, pleasant proportions, and spaces that seduce” because “a luxurious fabric has the ability to completely transform a space.”
Ryan Korban also says that interior design is like a symphony “and the instruments that, together, create beautiful music are: architecture, layout, proportion, furnishings, materials, textures, and open space.”
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