New York’s Top Designer, Richard Mishaan

Richard Mishaan was born in Colombia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and later attended Columbia University School of Architecture. He began his career as an apprentice at Philip Johnson’s office. His cultural roots give him a deep understanding of quality and luxury and he combines architecture, and fashion to create unique interior designs.


Richard Mishaan is one of the best architectural designers in New York. He is well renowned for creating unique interiors with decorative objects, vintage pieces, and unique antiques. Richard Mishaan is the author of Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern. It features Manhattan duplex penthouse, a very lavish spread. The book was published by Monacelli press and released in 2014.He says that his inspiration was from a room that was collected over time. This is the room that they mostly use. Richard says that he used fortuny fabrics, woven tape and animal print in silk velvet to create the rooms’ backdrop.


Each item in the room has a historic value and makes a journey through time and the sum total of all the parts of the room is the most memorable. According to Mishaan, culture and travel are the two things that informs our minds and souls. Consequently, design that is based on heritage creates a legacy that transcends in our style, thus, pure and timeless. His love for craftsmanship is another factor that makes him create an environment that stands out mostly by using porcelain and artisanal textile that is hand made.


Richard Mishaan Design of New York City has been recognised as one of the top fifty Coastal designers of 2016 by Ocean Home Magazine. The Richard Mishaan Design collections include home design, accessories, lighting, and art.


Some of the hotel designs that Richard has worked on are; Marriott Ac, Tcherassi, and Shelborne hotel. One of the biggest changes he has witnessed in hotel design is the design of the lobby. The hotel services are more customised, consequently, there are no more traditional check in desks. According to Richard, a good design should be of high quality, comfortable, and glamorous. One of the best designers she has worked with is Silvia Tcherassi because she has a wide knowledge of design to learn from.