June 1, 2014

Clodagh: 1997 Hall of Fame Inductee


Clodagh passionately believes that good design supports well-being and that it can transform people’s lives. She thinks of design and architecture not just as disciplines but also as healing arts that support and enhance the spirit as well as the body. The experience of entering a Clodagh designed space is one of blissful serenity.

A believer in the tenets of integrative medicine which addresses the entire human body and psyche, Clodagh applies a broad spectrum of modalities that promote wellness by addressing human issues. As a pioneer in the use of Feng Shui in her designs, she joyfully embraces both ancient and cutting edge methods. The use of chromotherapy, biophilia, intelligent materials and natural elements enrich her projects with unmistakable warmth, beauty, structure and flow that appeals to all the senses.

Clodagh Design is one of the world’s leading innovative design studios working across a broad range of design disciplines and producing a wide range of eco-conscious projects and products including million-square-foot hotels, spas, restaurants, retail stores and showrooms, offices, women’s apparel and cosmetic packaging, rugs and carpets, tiles, plumbing accessories, hardware, textiles, lighting, furniture and home furnishings.

Since 1989, Clodagh oversees four distinctive business divisions:

Clodagh Design International , the interior and architectural design studio, is responsible for international commercial, residential, retail, healthcare and hospitality projects.

Clodagh Design Signature , the licensing and product design division, is known for a wide range of eco-conscious products including  furniture, lighting, tiles, bathroom accessories and fixtures, bedding, hardware, textiles, tabletop, carpets, cosmetic packaging and fashion.

Clodagh Collection , the online gallery showroom, is dedicated to Clodagh’s licensed products and curated resources by artists, artisans and sustainable vendors.

Clodagh Art Consultants provides art curation to all Clodagh Design projects and beyond.   Clodagh’s wide web of artists, artisans and galleries collaborate closely on custom installations, and the identification and procurement of fine art from resources worldwide.

A constant force in the design world since her beginnings in couture fashion at the age of 17, Clodagh’s ground breaking work has captured a steady stream of accolades and awards from the media and her peers.  She was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle. Architectural Digest has named her among the Top 100 Designers in the World, The Robb Report has put her in their Top 40 Interior Designers in the World, Traditional Home magazine calls her one of the Top Twenty Design Icons, Fashion Group International made her 2010 Star of the Year, and Contract magazine selected her W Hotel Fort Lauderdale as 2010 Hotel of the Year.

Perhaps because she hails from the “Emerald Isle,” Clodagh was green long before it was fashionable to be so. For her, living green has always been a way of life; sustainable and mindful. She is recognized as a leader in the sustainable movement and in the use of non-toxic materials and she aligns herself with partners who also embody this ethic and strive to contribute philanthropically to their communities.

No “lip service” philanthropist, Clodagh truly believes in giving back to the world’s communities. Through ClodaghCares.org , she tirelessly supports the Thorn Tree Project and Azama projects, which foster education in the developing world.  She believes that education feeds the mind and is the right of every child through which the world will become a more prosperous and harmonious place.

An in-demand inspirational speaker, Clodagh’s second book, Your Home Your Sanctuary , was released by Rizzoli in 2008. Her First Book, Total Design , is now in its third printing.

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