His style merges modernism with historicism to create wide, comfortable and functional spaces.
This designer runs his own studio: Studio Sofield; with an interdisciplinary team of 35 professionals specialised in architecture, engineering and landscaping.
He has managed to mix the most modernist decor with the most classic in a balanced way. The historical reading that William Sofield (New Jersey, 1961) gives to spaces makes him stand out from the rest, and furthermore, his company is one of the most highly valued in new interior design. His particular vision of art and materials has made brands such as: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Coach, or Salvatore Ferragamo; count on him for their projects. A career that PORCELANOSA Group will recognise at the 12th Architecture and Interior Design Awards with a honourable mention. The award will be picked up by the designer himself at the awards gala.
Pioneer of the new modernism
For William Sofield, design should not only make people’s lives easier, but it should also make them reflect on the aesthetic possibilities that a space has. Under this premise, Sofield understands design as a universal language which provides the answers to all those daily challenges.
With a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Princeton University, Sofield also studied the History of Art and European Cultural Studies. This is what led him to acquiring that humanistic profile which has strengthened the Studio Sofield company, his very own design studio. Made up of 35 professionals ranging from architects, graphic designers, interior designers to engineers and landscapers; he has established new aesthetic modernism standards. “In my work, it is important to create shapes with personality so that they can blend in with the atmosphere“, he confessed on one occasion.
His beginnings go all the way back to a joinery workshop in New York. There, he began to work with an Italian carpenter who taught him the tricks of the trade and that all important taste for detail. Handmade work with which he acquired that perfectionism, which defines his spaces and, which led him to winning the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for his Interior Design in 2010.
Always aware of everything going on around him, Sofield’s designs start by listening to clients, getting to know their tastes and needs. Empathising to design, that is the motto which he has expanded worldwide.
Among his standout projects, we can mention the interior design in the SoHo Grand Hotel in Manhattan, an emblem of his career. He is currently working on three apartment towers in New York. A project which is added to the residential tower for the Brodsky Organization, a residence at the Carlyle Hotel and several homes in New York and London. The contemporary history of design in continuous transformation.