The first monograph on the work of Anouska Hempel, the renowned designer of opulent yet comfortably livable residential interiors. Anouska Hempel is the founder and creative force behind Anouska Hempel Design, her London-based studio that is involved in architecture, interior, product, graphic, and landscape design on four continents. This book is a window onto the creative mind of Hempel, one of today’s most celebrated and influential designers. The book explores the sources of her inspiration and presents detailed surveys of her luxurious yet idiosyncratic designs. Its lavish spreads showcase her signature brand of comfortable luxury that combines grand big-picture views with attention to the smallest detail. Most famous for her three significant and groundbreaking boutique hotels—Blakes London, Blakes Amsterdam, and the Hempel—she brings a sense of high style and understated extravagance to anything she touches.
Anouska Hempel, Lady Weinberg, is of Russian and Swiss-German ancestry. She grew up in New Zealand and Australia and moved to London in 1962 to begin a career in film (she was celebrated as an early Bond girl) before discovering her calling as a designer and decorator. For over four decades, her work has been a focal point of attention for the design community. Marcus Binney is architecture correspondent of the London Times. He is the author of many books, including The Country House and In Search of the Perfect House.