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It's deadline day! Get your WL Designers of the Year entry in by 11:59 pm on April 14.
It’s deadline day for our 2023 WL Designers of the Year! The game-changing awards program that shines a spotlight on the best and brightest designers working in Western Canada.
This year’s Interior Design judging panel features some of the world’s best. Put your work in front of these masters: deadline is tonight!
Abraham Chan, founder of ACDO, is a Canadian designer whose life and work finds its roots across the world. His enduring ties across Asia and America serve to inform his work, as does his expansive background in design.
Holding a Masters of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Abraham began his own firm after a ten-year tenure at internationally acclaimed design firm Yabu Pushelberg. There, he worked on projects for Lane Crawford throughout China, the Louis Vuitton VIP Suites in Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing, and the One Ocean Condominiums in Miami. ACDO’s past and current projects include: Avenue Road Vancouver, Twitter Toronto, Four Seasons Whistler Renovation, and multiple luxury residential/development projects across Canada, New York and Asia.
Marie Soliman, Founder and Creative Director of Bergman Design House and Njord by Bergman is an award-winning designer with 16 years of design experience in the hospitality, commercial and residential sectors.
An avid visual artist as well as a designer, Marie’s keen eye for the timeless and the well-crafted has guided her on journeys around the world to spearhead such globally recognised projects as The Other house Hotel, South Kensington, The Other house Covent Garden, BXR London, We11, NOR hotel Norway, and Eagle Lodge in Botswana, among others.
Dubbed a “chameleon of design” by British GQ magazine, Marie’s vision stems from her belief in the vital spark of adventurous souls who are willing to take risks and try and test new ideas in the service of creating fabulous and engaging experiences. Her goal is always to bring fresh ideas to the fore, while revelling in — not fearing — the chaos of creation.
Alvin Wayne is a New York City based interior designer who believes everyone deserves to live in luxury. He is known for his ability to infuse modern and timeless design with natural and organic elements with pops of personality.
Alvin’s design education and years of luxury retail has contributed to his overall design aesthetic, along with his love of music, art and fashion. Alvin Wayne Interiors (AWI) has been featured in Architectural Digest, NBC open house, HGTV, Apartment Therapy, Essence, Ebony magazine and Forbes.
Alda Pereira Design is a Vancouver based Interior Design Firm specializing in Private Residential projects and Multi-Unit Developments including towers, townhouses, low rise developments and marketing centres.
The Alda Pereira Design portfolio features an extensive number of versatile projects throughout North America, from inspired elegant urban residences to casual weekend retreats, restaurant, hotel and corporate interiors featuring signature clean modern lines and natural materials.
Alda Pereira Design offers am intelligent comprehensive approach to the design process as means to satisfy the client’s needs and requirements. Services are tailored to each project to ensure form meets function in an efficient, creative, and timeless expression.
Services offered include programming, concept development, innovative space planning, contract documents, project management, site administration, furniture, fixture and equipment specifications, custom furniture design, and custom millwork design.
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