Alexandra CHAMPALIMAUD is the principal and founder of her eponymous New York City-based, full service interiors and planning firm, Champalimaud. Specializing in bespoke hospitality and residential design and guided by her sophisticated vision, Alexandra creates bold, luxury environments that are both contemporary and rooted in the context of nature, history, and the decorative arts.
Born and raised in Portugal, Alexandra received early education in Switzerland and England, followed by her design training at Lisbon’s prestigious Espirito Santa Foundation. Her worldly upbringing and passion for travel is apparent in her aesthetic approach and cultural intelligence.
Alexandra is an elegant style maker and constant collaborator with a never-ending curiosity. She famously celebrates color, embraces a sense of place, and champions artisanal traditions. The result, even in the most modern of projects, is unique, warm, and authentic. With Alexandra’s formal decorative arts education and a confident, global perspective, her work bridges East and West, classic and contemporary, and is in a category -and league -of its own.
“I love the challenge of taking the mundane and making it innately extraordinary. The collection with THG Paris is largely inspired by teapots, especially from the Art deco period. Visually, I started seeing the angles and its spout as faucets and fixtures. On a conceptual level, the beauty of teapots and tea service elevates the simple ritual of drinking tea. That’s what we’re doing here for the bathroom, elevating the experience.”