Tino Zervudachi is principal partner at the legendary firm. With offices in London, Paris and New York — and a portfolio stretching from Tokyo to Rio — this is the go-to firm for the international jet-setters. Career highlights include art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac’s home on the Greek island of Hydra, and financier Nathaniel Rothschild’s hillside house in Rio de Janeiro. Public spaces by the firm include the sculpture gallery at the V & A, the National Portrait Gallery, as well as the National Gallery itself. Zervudachi also credits his 1991 move to Paris with a change to his aesthetic. ‘It opened my eyes to all kinds of craftsmanship… to a world of artisans making extraordinary things,’ as he has told the Architectural Digest.