Interior architecture is not about cosmetic surgery but about complete organ transplant. The individuals and companies featured in this book are not only working with surface and appearance but also in the control of shape, space, services and identity. An invaluable introduction to the key names and projects in contemporary interior architecture, this book covers the work of 55 international practitioners. It includes both the firmly established and the up and coming; the classic and the more experimental. For each entry there are 6 pages with a short text consisting of a critical appraisal as well as full biographical details. This is followed by images of the key works by that designer concentrating on the more recent but also the most iconic where relevant. The featured designers are those who control the shape of public spaces, services and identity to reflect the demands of the 21st century.