Adam Hyman, co-founder of the interior design and architecture firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, was recently named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list in the arts and style category, which presents the most promising young entrepreneurs in the fields of art and design.
Adam and his business partner, Andre Herrero, both graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, established their interior design business in 2014. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, they lead a team that executes all aspects of a project, from site plan to furniture. This year, they will launch their own line of fabrics, rugs and wallpapers with the furnishing company F. Schumacher & Co.
As a designer, Adam’s process is meticulous and collaborative. “I start with images of historical designs that serve as reference points for my team and our clients. We develop a shared aesthetic vocabulary specific to the project by creating a constellation of inspirational buildings, interiors and pieces of furniture. Then our team begins to design by creating plans and renderings and collecting material samples to present to the client.”
Adam attributes his creative passion to his IB art class. “I am so grateful to have been given a formal structure in which I could explore my interests in a rigorous and meaningful way,” he says. “Ms. Galvin’s AP Art History class was also crucial. It opened my mind to so much and gave me the tools I needed to research the various periods, artists and architects that I was passionate about.”
One of Adam’s favorite projects was a house for a young family that was recently featured in Architectural Digest. “The wife is a curator of contemporary design, the husband is an artist, and they have two young sons who remind me of my brother Alex ’11 and me at that age. The couple shares a deep knowledge of art and architecture, and it was extremely fun to work with them on their home,” says Adam.