In Pursuit of
Design Alchemy

New York Interior Design

 

Glenn Gissler is an award-winning, widely published New York interior designer known for elegant, livable environments and decorative arts expertise. Whether reimagining a SoHo loft, an Upper East Side ‘Classic Six’, or a rural or seaside retreat, Gissler’s full-service Manhattan-based design firm creates interiors that are spacious, light-filled, comfortable–and, above all, visually interesting. He meshes his clients’ needs and tastes with expertise in all that relates to the creation of home.

 

"You are FABULOUSLY talented."

– Nancy Novogrod, Former Editor in Chief of House & Garden and Travel & Leisure

"Your work is classic and timeless!"

– Steven Jonas, Jonas Upholstery

"Clients come to Glenn for his style, but stay for his art expertise. The New York-based designer goes above and beyond to help his clients choose artwork for their homes…"

Lighting & Décor Magazine

“He has the ability to know what I want even before I do, how to capture my style and make the spaces feel like a well-tailored jacket."

– Michael Kors

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Gissler brings a multidimensional outlook to interior design. Trained as an architect at the Rhode Island School of Design, he has far-reaching interests in 20th-century art, fashion, literature, sociology, architectural and social history, and a general interest in objects as cultural artifacts.  With a focus on residential projects, Glenn joins architectural concepts with thoughtful applications of lighting, fabric and distinctive furnishings and is committed to providing beautiful and extremely livable environments in which his clients are inspired to fully express themselves.

Glenn’s role in larger residential projects often includes assisting clients in the selection of architects, landscape designers and other consultants. For these superbly conceived and constructed spaces, Glenn orchestrates furnishings, lighting and fabrics which are chosen in close collaboration with the client. Beautifully executed mill work, finishes, custom furniture, and accessories are the result. His work includes residences in Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey and Florida, as well as summer homes on Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

Widely published, Gissler’s projects have been featured in The New York Times. Town & Country, LUXE, Elle Decor, InStyle, House & Garden, Interior Design, and architecturaldigest.com, among others. He has also contributed to the book Interior Design Master Class, by Carl Dellatore

“Art for me is the ultimate luxury, and probabably the single most memorable and defining aspect of a home.” -GG

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Gissler brings a multidimensional outlook to interior design. Trained as an architect at the Rhode Island School of Design, he has far-reaching interests in 20th-century art, fashion, literature, sociology, architectural and social history, and a general interest in objects as cultural artifacts.  With a focus on residential projects, Glenn joins architectural concepts with thoughtful applications of lighting, fabric and distinctive furnishings and is committed to providing beautiful and extremely livable environments in which his clients are inspired to fully express themselves.

Glenn’s role in larger residential projects often includes assisting clients in the selection of architects, landscape designers and other consultants. For these superbly conceived and constructed spaces, Glenn orchestrates furnishings, lighting and fabrics which are chosen in close collaboration with the client. Beautifully executed mill work, finishes, custom furniture, and accessories are the result. His work includes residences in Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey and Florida, as well as summer homes on Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

Widely published, Gissler’s projects have been featured in The New York Times. Town & Country, LUXE, Elle Decor, InStyle, House & Garden, Interior Design, and architecturaldigest.com, among others. He has also contributed to the book Interior Design Master Class, by Carl Dellatore

“Art for me is the ultimate luxury, and probabably the single most memorable and defining aspect of a home.” -GG

SERVICES

At the heart of Glenn Gissler’s design work is a rigorous process that combines problem solving with design intuition gained thorough extensive experience. His organized approach to design involves the client in every phase of planning, construction and furnishing.

Extensive experience with decorating, renovations and new construction allow Glenn Gissler Design to design, manage and orchestrate projects from small to large or work as part of a team on more complex projects. His rigorous architectural background and experience ensure that spaces – whether limited or extensive alterations – maximize flow and ease of use, have hardworking storage and have appropriate level architectural detail and visual delight.

From the early phases of project programming and preliminary budgeting, design development involving coordination with technical consultants such as lighting, audio/video, landscape design, engineers and others, and in later phases  – project oversight with a variety of trades, as well as installations of furnishings, window treatments, decorative light fixtures, accessories and artwork.

 

"Glenn is a designer and architect with an exceptionally broad range of professional skills...and while he understands what design can be at the highest levels, he is also well-versed in budget-conscious solutions. I have relied on his advice and recommended him to others with great success."

– Sarah Medford, Journalist

"Thanks to the designers’ thoughtful use of color and millwork, coupled with appropriate furnishings and flourishes, the bare bones of the residence blossomed into a family home that effetely balances sophistication and comfort."

– M. Patel, LUXE Magazine

"They have an encyclopedic understanding of historical reference in design…and they have remain curious about what constitutes successful design in an ever changing world. Taken together, those ideas manifest in rooms that are both stylish and modern."

– Carl Dellatore, Author

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President Glenn Gissler & Senior Designer Craig Strulovitz

ART ADVISING

Gissler has served as an art advisor for many of his clients. He has placed works by Joan Mitchell, Larry Poons, Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero, Cy Twombly, Pablo Picasso, Brice Marden, Jacob Hashimoto, Donald Judd, Richard Tuttle, and many others.

“Two of my favorite elements are fine art and objects.
Every surface of an interior is important, but the alchemy of design comes into play when the designer introduces and orchestrates fine art and objects, humble or precious, simple or ornate. Art in the interior is the great transformer, the secret formula for achieving superlative design.
The selection and placement of an art in an interior is extremely important, possible the single most important decision a designer will make. You can arrange and rearrange things almost infinitely, creating fresh, startling design perspectives and tableaux. The talismanic power of an object is enhanced by its position and the objects adjacent to it. The whole, forged by the intuitive selection and arrangement of objects in an interior, is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.
I often assist my clients in purchasing art—in some cases forming a nucleus on their collection—and I encourage clients to buy the very best art and objects they are willing to afford, but caution that if everything they purchase is at the highest level, the provocative potential—the poetry—of juxtaposition is neutralized.
The quality of interior design cannot be quantified; it does not have a price tag. Art and artifacts evoke a moment in time. It doesn’t matter if it’s ‘original’; it might be a nineteenth-century plaster cast of a Roman bust or the real thing. A beautiful object possesses an aura, an energy you cannot fake.”

 

– “On Style: Inspiration from a New Generation of Interior Design
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PRE-PROJECT ANALYSIS

Measured CAD Base Plans
Schematic Design
Design Development
Budgeting
Scheduling
Interior Architecture Design & Detailing
Kitchen & Bathroom Design
Assistance with Building Approval
Project Management
Shop Drawing/ Sample Review
Construction Administration
Preparation of Construction Punch-List

Window Treatments
Paint Specifications
Floorcovering including Custom Carpets
Furniture Specifications including Custom Art Consulting & Placement

Consultant Coordinated Services

Architects-of-Record
Engineers/Architects
Building Department Expeditor
Lighting Design
Audio/Video/Smart House
Landscape Design

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GLENN GISSLER DESIGN
New York Interior Designer