Richard Mishaan is an interior design purist. He currently heads Richard Mishaan Design based in New York. Drawing inspiration from his background and the works of famous designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Syrie Maugham, he tries to create designs that are grand, classical and above all comfortable to the client. As a result, Richard Mishaan Design has over the years been entrusted by multiple clients spread across the country with their rooms and homes.
Mishaan’s entrepreneurial endeavors do not just end at Richard Mishaan Design. He also owns the home furniture design brand, Homer Design. He has also expressed significant interest in creating and growing his own hotel brand in the near future. That said, his most successful venture, away from Richard Mishaan Design, thus far has been his book. Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern have both been published by The Monacelli Press and have been received quite well by eager readers.
Mishaan has previously studied at New York University where he received his BA. He then went on the attend Columbia University’s famed School Architecture. Interesting to note also, is the fact that Mishaan did not always want to be an interior designer. However, while at architecture school he grew an interest in interior architecture which in time slowly developed into a passion.
As a result of starting out early with Richard Mishaan Design, Mishaan has only had a brief professional background in employment. He only had a brief but greatly educative stint working for Philip Johnson. He was still attending Columbia University at the time.
Mishaan’s high standing in the New York interior design industry has on numerous occasions been validated through the receipt of awards. For instance, he was among the 17 A-List Winners recognized by At Home Magazine in the 2016 A-list issue.