Jamie Drake

2017 BOLD Master
Drake/Anderson

Jamie Drake

2017 BOLD Master
Drake/Anderson
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Biography

Jamie Drake, co-founder of Drake/Anderson, brings over 30 years of his singular, exuberant design sensibility to this newly established multidisciplinary interior design partnership. Arguably the foremost colorist of our day, he distills his vast knowledge of periods and styles with a discriminatingly modern connoisseurship, creating environments that are both glamorous and eloquent, yet always interpreted through the unique prism of each client and assembled with a sense of contemporary comfort. His unmistakable flair, apparent even in his most traditional spaces, is highly sought after by clients such as former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainer Madonna and many in the glittering social scene of which he, too, partakes. Equally adept at appointing a cosmopolitan glass-sheathed penthouse, a sprawling oceanfront estate or such commercial interiors as a private foundation and a state-of-the-art medical facility, Drake’s prolific work also includes product design. Among his original designs he counts rug collections, furniture, bath fixtures and accessories, fabrics and lighting. Drake’s work has been featured in virtually every design publication of note, including ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Interior Design and Architectural Digest (national and international). Among accolades too numerous to mention, he has held a spot for each of the last five years on the latter publication’s AD100 list, as well as A-lists of many other magazines. He was also bestowed with Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars Award for Interior Design, inducted into the ASID College of Fellows and Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame, and was designated by House Beautiful as a Master Class designer. Extremely active in various causes, Drake currently serves as chair of The Alpha Workshops, where he also has been a board member for many years. He is a recipient of a Partnership for the Homeless Director’s Award and is a longtime supporter of Housing Works, for which he also serves as chair.