Richard Mishaan Design is one of the leading design firms in New York’s highly competitive interior design industry. Founded by Richard Mishaan more than two decades ago, the firm has created a reputation for creating designs that ooze of luxury and class. Richard Mishaan Design has surprised many in the industry by being able to remain relevant even in the face of newer and fresher design firms sprouting up every day in New York. Unknown to many, Richard Mishaan Design’s secret lies in founder’s upbringing.
Mishaan was brought in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The city is known world-over for its vibrant colors and even features a house recognized as a world heritage residence by UNESCO. When he later moved to the United States, he carried with him a deep understanding and appreciation for colors that many of his peers did not have. He graduated with a BA from New York University and later attended the highly acclaimed Columbia University of Architecture. While studying, he briefly worked at the New York offices of legendary architect, Philip Johnson. Armed with a background that no one else had, he decided to venture out on his own by form Richard Mishaan Design in 1991.
In addition to successfully running Richard Mishaan Design, Mishaan is also an accomplished authored. He has thus far had two of his books (both interior design) published by the Monacelli Press. He released the first book, Modern Luxury in 2009. The book largely focused on how people can combine different pieces of furniture from different times to make unique, yet appealing designs. Since the book’s release coincided with the global financial crisis Mishaan though it wise to release another book when the financial situation got better. Consequently, he released Artfully Modern in 2014. The second book included numerous more design ideas, covering spaces of different sizes and different types of budgets.