Yasmine mahmoudieh studied art history in florence, architecture at the l'école d’ingénieurs de genève in switzerland, interior design at the college of notre dame in san francisco and architecture and interior design at ucla in los angeles, where she was awarded a bachelor of arts degree. in 1986, yasmine founded her own design studio in los angeles and now has offices in berlin and london.
Yasmine has a holistic approach to design which allows her to undertake a wide range of typologies from hotels and shopping centres to office complexes and multi–purpose venues, as well as to restaurants and exhibitions. she has accumulated an impressive list of projects ranging from the interior design for the airbus a380 to the massachusetts museum of contemporary art.
Her work in hotels includes exclusive lifestyle design hotels such as the nevaï in verbier (which opened in december 2007 to great acclaim) and the award–winning hotel rheinsberg (which won the prestigious european hotel design award in the united kingdom and the international core design award in stockholm), tailored for disabled guests.
Yasmine mahmoudieh develops innovative design and architectural concepts considering new real estate solutions, reaching from urban planning to detailed design. she provides clients, investors and operators with market–driven, design–led services as well as product concepts that communicate brand values, increase user satisfaction and pr opportunities. yasmine pioneers the use of alternative and unconventional materials in interior design, such as sportswear fabrics for soft furnishings or high–quality synthetics combined with natural wood. she sees lighting as the ultimate tool in interior design; beautifully designed lighting schemes are at the heart of her work.
Completed projects to date include the radisson sas copenhagen, the millennium centre shopping mall in budapest, the headquarters of aon in hamburg and the intercontinental berchtesgaden resort in obersalzberg (the latter won the influential world travel award 2007 as one of the world’s leading spa resorts). her current projects include the nikolskie–ryady crown plaza st. petersburg hotel and retail complex, the 220000m² ocean park complex and aquarium in moscow and a signature office building in bucharest.
Yasmine mahmoudieh is a guest lecturer at the ehl (école hôtelière lausanne) as well as at universities and colleges in london, new york, los angeles, monte carlo, shanghai and moscow. she speaks persian and five european languages fluently.