Tino Zervudachi is principal partner at the legendary firm. With offices in London, Paris and New York, this is the go-to firm for the international jet set. 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. Zervudachi’s private creations include superyachts and historic English country houses. The design guru 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.