The Interior Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has named interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud the recipient of the 2019 Lawrence Israel Prize. The prize, endowed by the late architect Lawrence J. Israel, has been given annually since 1998 to an individual or firm whose ideas and work enrich FIT Interior Design students’ course of study.
Alexandra Champalimaud has been selected for the prize because her practice stands as a role model for all students of design.
Alexandra Champalimaud will accept the award and deliver a talk afterwards on Thursday 21st November at 6pm.
Alexandra Champalimaud and her studio Champalimaud Design have achieved global notoriety, while maintaining a reputation defined by exceptional craftsmanship, creativity and meticulous attention to detail. Notable projects include the recent revival of Raffles Singapore, Monkey Island Estate in Bray and Troutbeck in Upstate New York, along with a vast list of inspiring work within luxury residential developments, restaurants, and spas.
An uncompromising aesthete, Alexandra Champalimaud brings a dynamic intellectual curiosity and openness to her work. Drawing upon a wealth of personal experiences and professional commissions throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, her design is known for its worldly, multifaceted vantage point. With an intuitive talent for the application of colour, pattern, texture and a seasoned understanding of the foundations and principles of classic design.
Alexandra Champalimaud stands as a keen role model for all students of design, and as a strong believer in the importance of mentorship, she will share with FIT students her thoughts on the future of the field and her advice during her remarks.