"The most insightful career guru could very well be sitting next to you, in the trenches at work or at a dinner party. 'Mentors are the people that are critical and inspirational at the same time, whether or not they're industry-related,' says designer Richard Mishaan. 'My friend Manolo Valdes, an influential painter and sculptor from Spain, came into my offices one day and said, 'Are you an accountant?' I said, 'You know I'm not.' 'Well, your office looks like you are.
For reasons both aesthetic and practical, a fair number of decorators prefer twin beds in a room set up for sojourning friends and family. New York designer Richard Mishaan finds twins (also known as "singles") visually "less cumbersome" than a queen or king, thanks to the way they create a space between them. "It's the Japanese philosophy of Ma," he said, "the absence of something that gives you perfect balance." Though Mr. Mishaan sometimes joins the mattresses into a ki
Balancing old and new has long been a forte of designer Richard Mishaan, who has now partnered with SA Baxter to create his first line of architectural hardware. Inspirations range from Art Deco cuff links to ancient Chinese cloisonne. Says Mishaan, "The process reminded me of Florence, with all the jewelers working by hand on the Ponte Vecchio." #ArchitecturalHardware #ArchitecturalDigest #RichardMishaanforSABaxter #SABaxter
"It was an Avenue double-header Friday night as we took over two lavish homes in the new Barn & Vine development in Bridgehampton for a cocktail party celebrating the Summer Hot 100 issue, followed by the latest in our series of exclusive Salon Diners, this time featuring a conversation with interiors, furniture and fabric designer, art collector, and Sagaponack resident Richard Mishaan. The designer and his wife Marcia Mishaan attended both events, which were hosted by Aven
"New York designer Richard Mishaan is banking on a change of attitudes with his new, hyper-customizable collection launching with Theodore Alexander next year. 'Ten years ago, I did a line for the Chinese company QM, and the market was not nearly as sophisticated then as it is now,' he says. His tack with this latest collection: "ultra-luxurious finishes, like lacquer and hand-painting, that can be personalized.' He believes that the buy-everything-they-see shopping method
"Award winning designer Richard Mishaan recently announced his Cartagena inspired pop-up shop in New York City. The Colombian born designer will offer a variety of handcrafted items ranging from home, design, and fashion accessories. Mishaan states, 'Whenever people come to visit me at my home in Cartagena they always want to take everything back with them! So, I decided to open a pop-up shop where all my New York friends could find truly special, one-of-a-kind pieces from
For this month we chose to shoot our cover star Kelly Rutherford in the stunning Tribeca showroom of Richard Mishaan. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us and congratulations on 25 years in the business! How did you get started? Richard Mishaan: I actually worked in the fashion industry for 10 years, so I learned a lot from that and really felt that it teed me up for my future career in design! Fashion and home design are interesting because on one level they're not
For this issue, I was thrilled when power couple Marcia and Richard Mishaan agreed to join me for drinks. How often do you find two partners who are equal parts chic, creative, and elegant? Marcia, an artist, modeled for 10 years, before becoming an inveterate traveler, collector, and tastemaker, as well as a mother and wife. Richard, a trained architect, has designed homes, hotels, and furniture. Way back when, he was also a clothing designer. And yes-- Marcia modeled fo