Charles Allem, founder of C.A.D. International, is renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and design philosophy that focuses on creating visually captivating and highly functional spaces. Allem has a knack for integrating contemporary and modern techniques characterized by clean lines, elegant forms, and rich textures. With a portfolio that boasts some of the most iconic projects globally, from the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong to the W hotels in Las Vegas and Macau, and the Vanke Tongshanjie in Shanghai, his work has earned him a world-wide acclaim, including being part of the Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list. Raised in Johannesburg and now dividing his time between Miami and Manhattan, the dashing creator’s sources of influence are as large-scale as his footprint.




Design Atelier Alain Ellouz for lighting and I am drawn to Honed, Nero Marquina, a timeless black limestone marble from Spain that compliments my style.flfl

I love Yves Saint Laurent. I find the garments very much like my design technique, both innovative and visionary somehow elevating.

With so much talent in the creative world, I never cease to be amazed by French architect and interior designer Joseph Dirand and Japanese architect Tadao Ando. And when it comes to art, the late Italian visual artist and painter Alberto Burri and the late sculptor Richard Serra.flfl

I love to travel to The Ranch in Malibu and get lost in nature where I don’t have to see people. And I am a major art aficionado so you can generally find me at the Rubell Museum or at the MOMA in New York City.


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