LUXList Designer Edition | Harry Heissmann

Harry Heissmann puts his design client first and foremost for every project, having designed in styles both classical and modern, as well as everything in between, he has the ability to move deftly between aesthetics as required. It’s for this reason he describes his style as ‘Client-centric’. Regardless of style – a sense of elegance, luxury, and originality graces all of his designs.

Not one to shy away from color, much of his work features bold color palettes and combinations of textures and patterns. Founding his own firm in NYC in 2009, Harry’s work has been published in a number of notable design publications, including House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. Discover more about our LUXList Designer’s inspiration and aesthetic! See his favorite pieces from RubyLUX.com.

Design picks

Harry’s LUXList Picks

Gaetano Pesce sculptural chair
Pietra Dura By Giovanni Montelatici
English Gothic Revival “Strawberry Hill” Painted Cabinet
A Showa period okimono of two ducks
Italian origin art-deco sideboard

DESIGN - Harry loves how antiques “instantly infuse an interior with history, character, relevance and personality.” ------ PC Cred Christopher Baker
Harry loves how antiques “instantly infuse an interior with history, character, relevance, and personality.”  —— PC Cred Christopher Baker

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

Client-centric

What do you love about using antiques in your designs?

Antiques instantly infuse an interior with history, character, relevance, and personality.

Design - Harry moves effortlessly between design styles, focussing foremost on the client's desires. ------- PC Anastassios Mentis
Harry moves effortlessly between design styles, focusing foremost on the client’s desires. ——- PC Anastassios Mentis

What inspires you?

Nature, New York City, travel, history – not necessarily in this order.

What can you never have too much of?

Time

If you could design for a fictional character who would it be and why?

I would clone my favorite client and that way have total freedom in all design decision.

Design Harry’s designs always have an underlying sense of elegance and originality to them. PC Phillip Ennis
Harry’s designs always have an underlying sense of elegance and originality to them.—– PC Phillip Ennis

About Harry Heissmann

Harry Heissmann Inc. was established in New York City in 2009.

After obtaining a Masters of Interior Design degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, Harry arrived in the United States in 1995. He gained extensive experience working for some of the city’s most respected firms and spent nine years in the offices of Albert Hadley, who dubbed his desk ‘the magic shop’, before opening his own eponymous firm.

For his clients, Harry moves effortlessly from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, which prompted him to describe his style as ‘client-centric’. It is all about the client, the location, the comfort and the practicality. Harry says he would furnish a match-box if he thought that’s what the client wanted – no project too big or too small. After all, his sense of humor always shines through, he delivers highly personal interiors with a smile. Published in various magazines and books, Harry loves to contribute to charities and has participated in several show houses.

 

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