Birgit Israel is the founder and Creative Director of Babylon Design Ltd. which trades today as Birgit Israel Ltd.
Babylon Design was established in 1997, designing and producing collections of furniture, lighting and accessories. The company exhibited and traded worldwide and designed for leading British brands such as Habitat, the Conran Shop and the Body Shop. In 1997 Birgit opened her first Fulham Road store, adding vintage and antique pieces to complement the Babylon range. Today the Birgit Israel Showroom stocks an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories, both vintage and contemporary, and is known internationally as an invaluable source for the Birgit Signature Collection of furniture, elegant interior furnishings and exquisite vintage pieces, sourced from around the world.
In 2002, Birgit became the owner of Chateau de Massillan, a 17th Century hunting lodge in Provence, France. She began the project of redesigning the property and has turned this former home into one of the world's most desirable luxury hotels. During its first year the Chateau was chosen by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the '50 Best New Hotels in the World'. Recent accolades include the Chateaus's selection by Tatler as one of the '100 Best Hotels in the World' and its inclusion as one of the '90 Best Hotels by the World' by Geo Germany. www.chateau-de-massillan.com
2010 saw the launch of 'Made in Germany', the second addition to the established signature collection of furniture designed by Birgit. Handmade by skilled craftsmen and women in Germany, the range draws on Birgit's love of the elegant furniture of the 1930's and 40's and features fine materials such as brass, mirror, lacquer and softly stained timbers. Each piece in the collection can be customised according to a client's own specifications in terms of size and finish, making the collection a truly bespoke alternative.
Birgit and her team have since worked on a host of hi-end residential and commercial design projects in London, Hong Kong, New York, France and Germany. Her London based Interior Design Consultancy continues to work with clients on exceptional projects both local and abroad. To enquire please email: email@example.com