Lukas Machnik is the founder and lead designer of LUKAS MACHNIK DESIGN, the interior design firm he established in Chicago 15 years ago. Machnik is known for his signature avant-garde minimalist style which sets him apart from other designers and allures high-end residential and commercial clients throughout the nation and abroad.
In addition to interior design, Machnik occupies such roles as artist, curator, interior architect, object designer, and television personality – with a complex practice that spans media. Using minimalism as an aesthetic reference point, Machnik moves beyond the traditionalist ideology of interior design and approaches projects with a curatorial sensibility. Whether working on a single room, a whole home or an entire building he considers every element as part of the experience of the whole.
In the Spring of 2013, Nate Berkus hand-selected Machnik as one of the 12 top designers and home builders in the country to compete in NBC’s bold one-hour reality competition series American Dream Builders. In search for the newest face of interior design, Berkus kept the designers on their feet, challenging them with a new architectural style each week. In May 2014 – in front of millions of television viewers – Machnik was announced the winner of the national competition and was cemented as one of the countries leading interior designers.
In Fall 2014 Machnik launched LMD/studio, a boutique design retailer representing leading practitioners including Rick Owens, Lonney White and Steven Haulenbeek. In 2014 Machnik also released MONUMENT, a collection of minimalist plywood furniture. Additionally Machnik has a lighting collection, Parts of Four Home, and recently collaborated with high-end tile manufacturer Exquisite Surfaces.
Machnik’s work has been featured in numerous national and international publications including Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, Blouin Art and Auction, As If, Architectural Digest, NEUE LUXURY, Elle Decor, Dwell and Better Homes & Gardens.