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January Editor's Letter

by Rick Anderson

This is the second AD100 issue I have produced with the editorial team, and we are excited to welcome 19 new names to the illustrious lineup. Eighty-one individuals (or firms) are back, and six superstars join the Hall of Fame. With major projects from Kelly Wearstler, Miles Redd, Rose Uniacke, Pierre Yovanovitch, Fernando Caruncho, Roman andWilliams, and more, the entire issue celebrates these top talents from around the world.

A Katie Stout cabinet in a Kelly Wearstler project

A serene landing in a Pierre Yovanovitvh-designed home.

Making his AD100 debut, Nate Berkus shares his idyllic L.A. home and family life with us this month—confirming that the man really does have it all. And our cover story, which documents two extraordinary homes for the same discerning family—one in Hawaii, one on the North Fork of Long Island—marks designer Rodman Primack’s first time on the list. (Architect Tom Kundig, his partner on both projects, has appeared previously.) Primack, the chief creative officer of Design Miami, the twice-a-year showcase for contemporary furniture, lighting, and objets, is a true insider, having also served as chairman of Phillips and worked with tastemakers like Peter Marino, Simon de Pury, and Larry Gagosian before launching his own interiors career in earnest.

Nate Berkus's daughter Poppy kids around in the master bedroom

A chaise longue in a Hawaii house decorated by Primack

Primack’s layered, colorful spaces artfully combine the sophisticated (blue-chip design treasures) and the humble (Guatemalan fabrics and vintage quilts). This is the first time his handiwork has been featured in AD, and it is a real joy to both show Primack’s most important decorating work to date (thereby introducing him to a wider audience) and welcome him to the club.

Congratulations to all the AD100!

—AMY ASTLEY, Editor in Chief

Instagram: @amytastley

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