We are a team of creators, thinkers, storytellers and producers; we dream things up, sketch them out, develop them and make stories come to life. The studio located in downtown Manhattan New York is an incubator and a lab for ideas.
LUXESCAPE is focused on the interdisciplinary approach to design. This multidisciplinary philosophy gives the company a unique edge. The team purposely collaborates with designers and artists from outside the studio—architectural, graphic, fashion, industrial, engineering—to get fresh perspectives and to create potential for cross-fertilization.
The studio is led by its creative director Karen Alvarez, LEED AP, IESNA
Over the last decade Karen Alvarez has been delivering designs of distinction, sophistication and utility. Each design is carefully curated and tailored to reflect the unique vision of each brand, while addressing the specific operational needs. She approaches each design from the guest view and their experience of the space. Her clients benefit from her expertise gained through a decade of experience in the luxury design field and her personal commitment to each project. She has collaborated with design leading groups including: Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Luxury Collection, Hudson‘s Bay, Yabu Pushelberg, Tihany Design, SOM and Gensler.
Her designs have won a number of industry awards including: Best Of Year Award by Interior Design Magazine for Dune collection; and GE Edison Awards for OVI Lighting Strategies. Karen is an Accredited Professional by the Green Building Certification Institute and member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.