Name: Rachel Laxer
Company: Rachel Laxer Interiors
Position within company: Founder
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
She began her career in New York as a commodities trader and expanded to being a successful emerging markets trader at the firms of investment legends George Soros and Michael Steinhardt.
Rachel and her family moved to Tokyo where she became enamored with Japanese architecture. The Japanese aesthetic of simplicity and beauty inspired and fuelled her passion for interior design. She further developed her knowledge by studying privately with an art historian and architect in Tokyo.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Relaxed elegance defines the bespoke interior designs that Rachel Laxer Interiors creates for their private clients. Working with Rachel and her team ensures that your renovation project is tailored to work for your lifestyle and personal aesthetic.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Rachel’s interest in art and post-war functional art defines the look of her interior design style. Having completed projects throughout Europe, the UK and across the US, Rachel Laxer and her team bring a global sense of design to your home.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I feel that interior design is moving towards a more well thoughtout experience in your homes. Designers are having to really consider how their clients live in the space and design around that. It means that it’s unique and personal to each space.
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Very important for designers to be able to see each others work and share ideas and thoughts. To be shortlisted helps to showcase to clients that your firm is recognised by the industry for the work that you do.
What projects are you currently working on?
A few projects in London and the US at the moment, large family homes.