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Richard Mishaan

Former fashion designer Richard Mishaan hasn't had the most linear career path, but he's ended up exactly where he always wanted to be. The head of his New York-based interior design/architecture firm, he's currently working on several residential and commercial projects and expanding a collection of furniture he introduced at last spring's Kips Bay Decorator Show house. Mishaan proudly refers to the collection as "couture"-as opposed to mass-market-and designers such as Thierry Despont, Thad Hayes, and Jeffery Bilhuber seem to agree: they've already snapped up pieces for their projects.

 

Mishaan studied architecture at Columbia University and apprenticed with Philip Johnson, but a stagnant construction market induced him to flee to Seventh Avenue, where he landed a job designing classic men's and women's sportswear. After a successful decade in fashion, he returned to Columbia for a master's degree in finance and real-estate development. In 1993, he opened his office/showroom in a tiny but tailored Fifth Avenue aerie with soaring views