Top Interior Designers: Eric Kuster and Metropolitan Luxury

Top Interior Designers: Eric Kuster and Metropolitan Luxury

Love happened when we first saw the work of Dutch interior design master, luxury furniture designer, author, magazine editor and charity founder Eric Kuster and his Metropolitan Luxury label!
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Eric embodies the name that he has chosen for his brand, his designs perfectly balance classic and contemporary, European and International – in essence pure Metropolitan Luxury.
Top Interior Designers - Eric Kuster - Metropolitan Luxury
World-renowned, Eric’s firm, which he started in 1999, creates exclusive residences, commercial interiors, yachts and hotels.
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On his design philosophy Eric says, “There is a signature, but every project is bespoke like creating a haute couture dress or tailored suit. It has to be the perfect fit. I do not do copy and paste.”
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In addition to his glamorous interiors, Eric also creates luxurious interior design products, from luxury furniture and sumptuous textiles to exquisite home accessories and fragrances under his Metropolitan Luxury label.
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In 2005 Eric launched his first furniture collection under his own brand. The hand-made luxury furniture is designed as statement pieces with comfort as a key quality. Characterized by their generous size, European craftsmanship and bespoke options, a Metropolitan Luxury couch is sure to make the perfect lounge sofa! “Indulge in the most pleasurable aspects of life”, says Eric’s site – yes please!
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Eric has also collaborated with numerous other brands to create beautiful designs – a car for Mercedes-Benz, a collection of lighting for Maretti, flooring for Studio DL, kitchens for Barletti and more.
So what inspires all these amazing designs? On his site Eric says, “I travel a lot to beautiful locations all over the world, so that is a major inspiration. Other references come from TV and film—I am obsessed with British cinema, especially from the 1960s and 70s—the glamour of James Bond or retro vibe “Thunderbirds.” I am also a big fan of internet research. I can spend hours looking for exactly the right image on Pinterest or even Google.”
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To compliment Eric’s alluring design portfolio, and add to his list of talents – he also is the editor of his own bi-annual magazine, Entourage, and has authored numerous books, including his latest ‘Eric Kuster Interior Design.’
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And as if all this wasn’t enough?! In December 2012 Eric founded the Eric Kuster Children Development Fund. He explains on his site why it is so close to his heart:
“Over my career, I have built up a great social network of very influential people, who alongside me, want to make a small difference to the world. I don’t have children of my own, but I love kids and want to help them to have the best possible start in life. It’s not that I want to change the world, because that’s impossible, but if I can just give one or two or ten children a better life then that’s amazing. That was why I launched the foundation, working closely with SOS Children’s Villages, to provide aid to locations across the world.
With the Eric Kuster Children Development Fund, we now support 14 children in 14 countries all over the world. With number 14 being my lucky number, my ultimate goal would be to eventually support 14 children in 14 countries which comes down to a total of 196 children having a bright future ahead of them.
When I visit the children affected by the foundation’s work, like Karim in Agadir for instance, it makes me so happy to see the smiles on the children’s faces. Kids should be kids. Some of those we help have been through so much already. Maybe they’ve lost a parent or they’re war victims, so it’s great to see them have a family life again, which is so important for their future. It is an incredible experience to be with them and share in their lives.
Nobody can change the world by himself, but if everyone makes a little change it adds up. I want to grow the foundation to help more and more kids.”
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With so many facets of his business just how does Eric do it all and keep going? Well according to him it’s all about the passion and the reward of seeing his hard work begin to pay off!
“I feel so passionate about what I do. I could not live this lifestyle if I did not love what I do. I work around 18-hour days, so it would be impossible without passion. If I stopped enjoying what I do, I would give it up tomorrow. The really exciting thing for me right now is seeing Eric Kuster becoming a brand. That is where my focus is. When I travel to London and go to other designers’ studios and see my books; that is amazing.”
Can’t wait to see what Eric Kuster and Metropolitan Luxury come up with next!
 
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