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One of the most thoughtful talents of his generation, William Sofield’s work is defined not by a particular style, but by a holistic approach to design, addressing the requirements of living and where luxury emanates from fidelity to craft. His furniture and product design are imbued with a sophisticated respect for materiality and a concern for how a design should improve with use and age to become an object of legacy.
Described by Interior Design magazine as a “choreographer” of spaces, he founded Studio Sofield in 1996 to integrate multiple disciplines, ranging from residential, environmental and exhibition design to retail, corporate and hospitality assignments. His body of work encompasses both residential and commercial projects, with clients as varied as Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, The Soho Grand Hotel, David Barton Gym, Belstaff and Kohler Interiors.
Sofield is developing a residence at the Carlyle Hotel and townhouses located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in London’s Regent’s Park. He recently completed a Upper East Side 20-story residential tower for The Brodsky Organization, as well as renovations of Harry Winston’s flagship New York City boutique and London flagship store designs for Tom Ford and Belstaff.
Sofield received his degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University and received the 2010 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Interior Design.