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Hilda Impey

Design Director, Principal

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: it is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Thomas Carlyle
Hilda’s passion for interiors, deep knowledge of textiles, and interest in trend forecasting, brings a unique approach to her design style.

Hilda is known in within the interiors and hospitality industries for her particular and exciting creative approach. She brings to each project a unique method in her design methodology, and has been named as one of the region’s most powerful players in the design community. Hilda works across all projects in Wilson Associates’ Dubai studio as Design Director and Principal of all things FF&E, interpreting the project requirements to create a holistic, integrated, and timeless interior that reflects the brand’s requirements while meeting the client’s ultimate vision.

Hilda is a perseverant advocate for sustainable design solutions. She holds herself and her team accountable for the impact their work has on the environment; she feels strongly that designers have the ability to positively contribute to our fragile ecosystem.  Hilda seeks inspiration from each of the places she travels, always taking advantage of observing her surroundings for new colors, textures, objects, and emotion. Drawing from real life sensory journeys, Hilda applies these feelings to her design concepts and the outcome is evident in her work. Hilda is both spunky and sophisticated, giving way to all the projects she works resulting in truly a one-of-a-kind look when she’s finished with them. When Hilda sets foot outside the studio, she can be found either relishing the lights of the city, exploring the desert for the perfect camp site, or enjoying time at home with her family — probably making pizza in the wood fired oven!

Location
Dubai
Languages
English
Spanish
Hometown
Mexico City
Certifications
Affiliations
Advisory Board Member at Interior Design faculty, American University Dubai
Education

Master of Design for Textiles Futures (Distinction)
Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London, England

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Textile Design
University IberoAmericana
Mexico City, Mexico

Other
Achievements

2017 CID Awards Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Interior Designer of the Year, shortlisted

Mexico, 2002, National Design Biennial, first place

UK - Mexico, 2003, The National Council for Science and Technology, awarded a 3–year grant for her research in new textile developments

Mexico, 2005, National Design Biennial, seconds place

In the Press

Sloan Magazine, Observations from Salone Del Mobile Milan, 2018

CID Magazine, Bathroom design, 2018

Hospitality Trendz, “Design Trendz — Smart Design for the Future,” Hilda Impey, February 2018

Contract Design, Designers select galleries, 2018

Commercial Interior Design, “Intellectual Property: Are You Protected?,” Hilda Impey, December 2017

Commercial Interior Design, “The Top 50 Power List,” December 2017

Commercial Interior Design, Emerging trends, 2017

Hotel News Now, Sustainability; guest well-being, visual appeal inspire green design, 2017

Hotel Business Design, “Responsible Design Commentary,” Hilda Impey, Fall 2017

Commercial Interior Design, “Hilda Impey of Wilson Associates shares her favourites from 2017 Salone del Mobile,” Hilda Impey, July 2017

Commercial Interior Design, Salone Top Picks: My Top 10 Picks,” Hilda Impey, July 2017

Hotel & Catering News Middle East, Opinion: The Challenge Of Sustainability In Design,” Hilda Impey, June 2017

Mexican wave, Location, 2008

Arqueologia del presente, Tiempo de Relojes, 2002

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