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KNOF Design

Location:

Online Only

Based in:

Miami Beach, FL

Business Types:

Product, Service

About the Brand

KNOF Design

KNOF design is owned and inspired by Susan Knof, international interiors professional whose work has graced the covers of over twenty leading global magazines, including ELLE Decoration. Having lived and worked in New York, Sydney and London, her background lends a sophisticated and cosmopolitan style to her designs. As Director, Susan started the company in 2012 after over 15 years in the architecture and design industry.

Her tenure includes roles at large architectural practices, such as Gensler, TPG, and SOSH Architects based in New York City.

Prior to establishing KNOF design she was a lead designer with luxury London based design practice, SHH architects, where she lead a team focusing on high-end Residential interiors throughout the UK and Europe.

She holds a BFA (Hons) from Miami University where she majored in Interior Architecture + Design. Susan was an Associate Professor at Berkeley College in the USA and has also done volunteer construction work for 'Habitat for Humanity International' in mainland USA and Hawaii.

She is a full member of the BIID and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. In 2011 Susan was invited to be on the steering committee of leading British design publication IDFX. In 2015 KNOF design was shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards and won Gold in the London Design Awards.

About The Founder

Susan Knof

Creative Director + Owner

About Susan Knof

Somewhere between creative energy and pure serenity, I find balance. Life is about balance, so is design.

My approach to design is respectful and considered, preserving the character and authenticity of an existing building whilst creating something entirely new.

I have profound respect for classic building methods and traditional handicrafts. The time and consideration of hand building to woodcarving is symbolic of love and devotion.

To honour the handmade ideology means that each project’s interior concerns are responded to individually, with consideration of the emotional, cultural and anthropological context.

Projects take on life and reflect the character and evolution through a collaborative design process. I enjoy bringing a new approach to traditional techniques creating interiors with traces of history, each with a new story to tell.

GOLD WINNER of the 2015 LONDON DESIGN AWARDS

2015 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE AWARDS SHORTLIST

HOUZZ BEST OF DESIGN 2017

2018 OFFICIAL PARTNER IN THE ROLLS-ROYCE 'THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE'

Susan Knof

Testimonials

"Susan is an extremely talented designer with awesome taste. She is creative and unique. She is easy to work with; always pleasant and open to ideas. She takes feedback well and makes changes according to the client's wishes so the room transforms into the room of your dreams. No ego here...she wants you to have the room you LOVE! Susan did my home office for me and it is a pleasure now to work from home. I absolutely love my office!"

Marsi

"We loved working with KNOF design to build our dream home! It turned out even better than we imagined. Susan personally helped take the stress out of the decision making process and created the perfect family home for us! It is so unique, beautiful and functional. We love it! She is an absolute expert when it comes to fabrics and finishes and introduced us to and encouraged us to use some fresh materials. She is very stylish and knowledgeable when it comes to art and architecture."

Irina

"I had the pleasure of working with KNOF design on a personal interior design brief for my home on Loves Hill, Castor. From the outset I was incredibly pleased with the engagement of Susan and her accessibility to me and my project. She was immensely creative and really understood me and what I was thinking. Her designs were excellent and 'tailored' to my style and personality. She is such a talented and innovative individual that I enjoyed partnering with. The 'lego wall' was awesome!!"

Darrell

"I am so glad we worked with KNOF design. We are so happy with our new rooms! She helped us to create a beautiful living room and new bedroom that works perfectly for us. I love coming home - I feel so peaceful and relaxed. At first I was hesitant to use a designer - I thought they were way too expensive. So we kept putting it off. I am so glad we finally did it. It was worth every penny! We would of spent more had we tried to do it ourselves and certainly would not have achieved the same look!"

Alessandra

"Working with Susan was a pleasure. I project managed the redevelopment of a private house in west London which she designed. Her design info is very thorough and detailed easing procurement, installation and site coordination. Queries and requests for information were always responded to in good time and any variations or site issues managed efficiently. I would happily work with Susan again and hope that another project is in the pipeline soon."

Tim

"I was very pleased with Knof Design and absolutely love what they did in re-designing our house. From kids bedrooms to master bedroom to our dining, family and living room, each has a unique design. Susan designed each room to suit both our needs and the look we wanted, down to each detail, complete with finishing touches. We even have a wall of our wedding photos portraying our blended family which everyone loves. I couldn't be happier with our house and would highly recommend Knof design."

Jordana

"KNOF design and Susan are total pros, hard to find in Miami. Highly recommend."

Myk

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