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ABOUT US

We believe that all companies deserve great design


We believe you shape your space and your space shapes you. Every company has a unique story, which can be told through the design of their workspace. We help tell that story, and create spaces for our clients to make great things happen.

Come float with us.


OUR TEAM
 

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BRAD SHERMAN,  LEED®AP
PARTNER

What do you do? See possibilities. Connect with clients. Decide on the big picture and execute the details. Build. Reuse. Reinvent.  

Street cred: MA in Sustainable Architecture, BA Urban Design. Named “The Start Up Whisperer” by the New York Observer. Featured in the New York TimesRemodelistaBusiness Insider and on his grandmother’s refrigerator. 

 
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NINA ETNIER
PARTNER

What do you do? Create concepts. Shape spaces. Combine textures, fabrics and color. Translate a 2D brand into a 3D reality.

Street cred: MA in Interior Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. BA Visual Media and Marketing, American University. Featured on the cover of Architectural Digest Italy, named 2013 Best of Year by Interior Design Magazine. Survived a Tough Mudder with only minor emotional scarring. 

 
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LAUREN BEGEN
SENIOR DESIGNER

What you do? Listen. Translate client's wants and needs into design that works, and then into contractor speak.  Keep calm in chaos, and make sure the end result exceeds expectations.

Street cred: MA Architecture, University of Virginia.  Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Smith College.  Recipient of Charles L. Brown & Sarah McArthur Nix Fellowships @ University of Virginia.  Previously worked for Andre Balazs Properties designing lobbies, bars and wine gardens and later for NDA where she helped manage the gut renovation of several Brooklyn brownstones.  If she's not dreaming up ways to alter the built environment around her, she's living outside of it - hiking, biking or taking her rescue dog on another walk.

 
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SARAH ROSENBLATT
SENIOR DESIGNER

What do you do? Layout space. Develop details. Coordinate trades. Translate big picture ideas into a thoughtful and well executed design.

Street cred: MS Architecture, University of Virginia. Spent 5 years as a carpenter & furniture maker in the Midwest but most recently worked for a Brooklyn architecture firm as a designer and project manager for high-end residential, retail, and commercial projects focusing on simple details with a refined palette and varied textures. Proud and slightly obsessive pet mom to her labradoodle and calico cat. Enjoys distance running and is preparing for her first NYC Marathon this fall. 

 
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JANELLE FALLON
DESIGNER

What do you do? Develop designs, problem solve, make the client's wish list a reality. Budget guru and contractor wrangler. 

Street cred: BFA in Architecture, Mass. College of Art and Design. Display and Merchandising Assistant at Anthropologie. Designed and built toys for elephants in captivity. I travel, dabble in print making and experiment with whatever I can get my hands on. 

 
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BARBARA GIACOMAN
DESIGNER

What you do? Design development. Source furniture. Combine furniture. Hunt for the latest and coolest.

Street cred: Connoisseur of 3 languages. Citizen of the world with South American roots influenced by the European scene. MA in Interior Design, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. BA in Finance and International Business, Florida International University. 

 

JULIAN GIARRAPUTO
STUDIO MANAGER

What do you do?  Gatekeeper, bill collector, embarrassingly amicable voice on the other end of the line/email thread. Will jump in to coordinate projects to make sure there is no slack to pick up. Can and will swing a hammer when appropriate.

Street cred:  Creative Writing degree from Colby College, corporate advertising copy dropout. Former furniture fabricator, current leatherworker and carbon steel cookware superfan who is very much from Queens.

 
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DEEVA GREEN
PLANT DESIGNER

What do you do? Source. Grow. Plant. Nurture. Educate. 

Street cred: MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, BS Environmental Policy and Economics, London School of Economics. Co-authored The Greenhouse Cookbook, Co-Founder of Nutu, and spends her time in West Africa sourcing Moringa. 

 
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SOPHIA CHEN
DESIGN INTERN

What do you do? Develop designs, explore custom furniture possibilities, turn the team’s design ideas into 3D visualizations.

Street Cred: MFA in Interior Design, Pratt Institute. Bilingual. Maintain my caffeine from tea drinking. Love to hunt for food and fun.