The 2014 AD100 List January 01 2014
Richard Mishaan Design
Colombian-born, New York-based Richard Mishaan is a protean spirit. A one-time fashion designer who studied architecture at Columbia University and apprenticed in Philip Johnson's offices, Mishaan embraces aesthetic diversity in his interior schemes, relishing suave synergies between old and new, high and low, subtle and exuberant. In addition to working on numerous residential commissions, last winter he revived Homer, the beloved furniture boutique he had owned from 1997 to 2008, in a new Greenwich Village location, where he showcases his own distinctively tailored collections alongside a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces. Mishaan is also designing two hotel properties in Miami, including Wyndham's closely watched gut renovation of the Shelborne in South Beach. "They've changed me," he says of the hospitality projects. "I'm like a yacht designer, maximizing every inch of space"-- without ever compromising comfort or elegance.