Craig’s career in architecture began with a book in the 10th grade. Then, and to this day, the drawings of Le Corbusier fascinated him. These days, Craig focuses on high-end hospitality and retail interior design as well as architecture and base-building tower projects—in the US and overseas—work that creates a luminous backdrop for daily life and explores the outer limits of luxury and form.
His work with S.T. Dupont created boutique retail stores to support the brand’s iconic lighters, pens, and ready to wear in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, and Dubai. A palette of French polished walnut, Venetian plaster, and terrazzo strikes a balance between simplicity and luxury, and the brand’s distinctive roman brick pattern overlays rear-lit transparency walls.
In Hawaii—at the Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu—Craig’s design of the Vera Wang suite is all about the bride. The focus of the space is the all-white bed featuring passmenterie by Vera, and custom furnishings and fixtures which allude to the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific region. A statue of Quan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, greets guests as they arrive in the suite’s foyer.
In all his work, Craig’s intent is to create volumes and spaces which lie outside the constraints of time to the greatest extent possible. Each design is an opportunity to find a different medium that will convey Craig’s passion for rich, singular spaces.