Top Interior Designers: FORM Design Studio
“Arbiters of taste and holistic living, blending the line between what is beautiful and what sustains.” This is how the insanely talented, gracious and dynamic design duo Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein describe the intention behind each project at their Los Angeles area firm FORM Design Studio! I am lucky enough to have developed a personal relationship with Rafi and Josh and I cannot speak highly enough about them and the stunning design work they are continually creating, so today I am thrilled to share the story and talent of these top interior designers with you!
An Emmy award winning designer, Josh spent many years in visual effects and production design for the film and television industry before joining forces with Rafi to share his unique and unparalleled perspective with the world of interior design. For nearly twenty years Rafi explored and practiced Eastern healing, eventually becoming a certified practitioner of Black Hat Feng Shui, a practice he embraces in his current design work.
In 2006 the pair started FORM Design Studio where their unique backgrounds, shared innate sense of style and genuine character result in the creation of exciting, harmonious, functional and visually gorgeous spaces. Known for their eclectic, mid-century, modern and transitional style, they love to decorate with the finest materials and finishes, luxury furniture finds, unique lighting and exquisite accessories. They believe that spaces speak, and that in order for a design to succeed it is imperative that as the designer they listen. I have never had the honor of working with them on my own design project, but I can only imagine it is an equally fun and fulfilling process! The quote “Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic” by Carlo Mollino headlines their website’s profile page – need I say more?!
Since its inception, FORM Design Studio has completed nearly 100 projects across the country. While the majority of their work is private residences, with a client roster including A-list Hollywood celebrities, they have also begun to show their brilliant flair for design in the hospitality realm as seen in their stunning design of the landmark Sonoma eatery Catelli’s Restaurant (1st two images below).
In addition to FORM’s fabulous interiors portfolio they have also shown their aptitude for a variety of design disciplines with the development of product collections for the trade art source Leftbank Art and the New York-based fine stationary brand Dempsey & Carroll. Their initial collections launched in 2016 with great acclaim leading to a recent expansion of the Dempsey & Carroll stationary line, the debut of a delightful new collection for Leftbank Art at the Las Vegas Market last week and new art introductions slated for this Fall’s High Point Market in the brand’s newly expanded showroom.
Currently the stellar team at FORM is working on numerous new projects including an elaborate compound in Austin, TX, mid-century and contemporary updates on homes in Beverly Hills, Trousdale Estates, Santa Ynez, and Miami Beach, among others – we so look forward to seeing what they fashion next!
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