Meyer Davis

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Meyer Davis
IndustryInterior design
FoundersWill Meyer and Gray Davis
New York, NY
Area served

Meyer Davis is an internationally recognized interior design boutique with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Founded in 1999 by friends Will Meyer and Gray Davis, the firm specializes equally in residential, hospitality, retail, and workplace design, and has over seventy full-time interior designers, project managers, industrial designers, and virtual designers on staff.[1][2]


Will Meyer and Gray Davis are natives of Nashville, Tennessee, and both attended Auburn University College of Architecture, Design, and Construction in Alabama prior to moving to New York City.[3] Davis began his career in Montgomery, Alabama, at the office of his professor, Bobby McAlpine, and moved to New York City following college to work first for John Saladino, and later for Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios, where he designed for clients including Giorgio Armani and Ralph and Ricky Lauren. Upon moving to New York, Meyer trained with architects Peter Eisenman and his mentor Charles Gwathmey, working on homes for the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michael Dell.[4]

Meyer and Davis were connected in New York by mutual friends and colleagues, and eventually began consulting with one another on freelance projects, leading them to formally establish Meyer Davis in their first SoHo office in 1999.[1][3] Their collaborative studio began with a commission for a residence in Tennessee and a nightclub in Las Vegas, and quickly led to work for Oscar de la Renta (boutiques worldwide), Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde at the Greenwich Hotel), and John Varvatos (boutiques nationwide). Other notable clients of Meyer Davis have included Jonathan Tisch (Loews Hotels), Aby Rosen (Paramount Hotel), Barry Sternlicht (1 Hotels), the Frist Family (private offices and residence) and Jenna Lyons (private residence). The pair have also collaborated on numerous private residences in Upstate New York and East Hampton.[5][6][7]

Along with designing for numerous private residential clients, Meyer Davis has collaborated with top chefs and restaurateurs like John McDonald and Chef Josh Capon, Chef Michael White and Altamarea Group, Chef Ford Fry, Chef Andrew Carmellini, Chef Michael Schwartz, Starr Restaurants, and SBE.[8][7] Meyer Davis has been selected by a wide variety of top-tier brands worldwide to design hotels and residential developments; clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, Auberge, Loews, 1 Hotels, W Hotels, Le Méridien, The Ritz Carlton, and The Related Companies, as well as numerous boutique hotel and development groups. The studio has also designed retail and office environments for Oscar de la Renta, Dwell Studio, John Varvatos, Morgenthal Frederics, Snapchat, and The Assemblage.[7]

Notable projects[edit]

  • One Barangaroo; Sydney, Australia[9][10]
  • 1 Hotel; Miami, Florida[11][12]
  • Oscar de la Renta; worldwide[13]
  • St. Cecilia; Atlanta, Georgia[14]
  • Four Seasons; Papagayo, Costa Rica[15]
  • Park Grove; Miami, Florida[16]
  • Auberge Beach Residences and Spa; Fort Lauderdale, Florida[17]
  • Tennessee Farmhouse (private residence); Nashville, Tennessee[18]
  • Four Seasons; Houston, Texas[19]
  • Bowery Meat Company; New York, NY[20]
  • Casa Dragones Tasting Room; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico[21]
  • Paramount Hotel; New York, NY[4]
  • Regency Bar & Grill; New York, NY[22]
  • Vaucluse; New York, NY[23]
  • Proxi; Chicago, Illinois[24]
  • Le Méridien; New Orleans, Louisiana[25]
  • King & Duke; Atlanta, Georgia[26]
  • The Assemblage; New York, NY[27]
  • Boqueria; New York, NY[28][29]
  • Harlow; New York, NY[22][30]
  • Skylark; New York, NY[31]
  • Remedy Bar Four Seasons; Vail, Colorado[32]
  • Amagansett Beach House; Amagansett, NY[33]

Made to Measure[edit]

The Vendome Press published Meyer Davis’s first monograph in October, 2016: Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors.[34][35] Written by New York Times Style founding editor Dan Shaw, and with a foreword by writer and designer David Netto, the book illustrates the studio’s practice in both residential (private) and hospitality (public) design.[36][37]


Meyer Davis has developed custom furniture, lighting, fixtures, and finishes for clients over the past 20 years. In 2017, Meyer Davis completed their first official product collaboration with Rich Brilliant Willing, unveiling the designs for two unique lighting families: Pilot and Hoist.[38] The product catalog states that the two studios share a “taste for simplicity” and a goal to design fixtures that can be used indoors and out.[39]

Awards and honors[edit]

Meyer Davis has received awards from Hospitality Design, Boutique Design, NYCxDESIGN (presented by Interior Design and ICFF), and the James Beard Foundation.[40][41][3] Notable awards include Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for Best Green Hotel and Boutique Design’s Gold Key Award for Best New Hotel and Best Lobby in 2015—and in 2016, a Hospitality Design Award for best Luxury/Upscale Public Spaces and an NYCxDESIGN Award for Vaucluse restaurant.[42][43][44] St. Cecilia restaurant in Atlanta was a James Beard Award winner for restaurant design in 2017.[45][46] In November 2018, Meyer Davis was one of four industry professionals inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle hall of fame.[47]


  1. ^ a b "Contact". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Shaw, Dan (2016). "Introduction". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  3. ^ a b c Shaw, Dan (2016). "Introduction". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  4. ^ a b Vanamee, Stephanie (April 30, 2014). "Designer Spotlight: Meyer Davis". 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ "About". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. ^ Bullock, Maggie (December 1, 2017). "Jenna Lyons's Space of Her Own". T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Shaw, Dan (2016). "Chronology". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. pp. 262–267. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  8. ^ "Residential: West Village Townhouse". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ Sassall, Yeong (March 19, 2018). "One of New York's top interior designers talks global trends". Vogue.
  10. ^ Munish, Mukul (February 13, 2018). "Think Hong Kong property is expensive? Sydney's One Barangaroo reaches HK$612million". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Inside the new 1 Hotel South Beach Miami". Vogue. April 23, 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  12. ^ Henriette, Hadley (March 17, 2016). "Inside 1 Hotel's $10,000-A-Night Meyer Davis-Designed Presidential Suite". Haute Living. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  13. ^ Keller, Hadley (October 25, 2016). "How to Create a Warm, Modern Space". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  14. ^ Lee, Andrew Thomas (March 31, 2014). "Chef Ford Fry's St. Cecilia Restaurant Opens in Atlanta". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ Grose, Sarah Horne. "Inspired Design: Go inside our Reimagined Costa Rica Resort". Four Seasons Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  16. ^ Olson, Carly (October 3, 2018). "An Exclusive First Look Inside Miami's Beautiful OMA-Designed Park Grove". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  17. ^ Rabines, Amanda (June 27, 2017). "Inside the new Auberge Beach Residences & Spa: renderings". The Real Deal: South Florida Real Estate News. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Residential: Tennessee Farmhouse". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  19. ^ "'Houston's Living Room' Ready for Sipping and Socializing as Four Seasons Hotel Houston Unveils Massive Multi-Phase Renovation Project with Bells, Whistles and Brand New Lobby". Four Seasons Press Room. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  20. ^ Kumurdian, Dijana (February 3, 2015). "Meyer Davis design Bowery Meat Company in NYC's East Village". Vogue. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  21. ^ Rothman, Jordana. "7 New Restaurants That Defy Tired Trends". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  22. ^ a b Sessa, Andrew. "The 5 design minds transforming Midtown — and how to make their unique style yours". New York Post. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  23. ^ Atkins, Hunter (November 24, 2015). "The High Quality and High Society of Michael White's New Restaurant Vaucluse". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  24. ^ Donnelly, Kate (July 13, 2017). "6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Still America's Design Darling". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  25. ^ Read, Mimi (October 20, 2015). "Meyer Davis Studio Hits the Right Notes at Le Méridien New Orleans". Interior Design. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  26. ^ "King & Duke". Architizer. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  27. ^ Waldman, Rachel (July 17, 2018). "7 Exclusive Social Clubs Where Non-Members Can Stay the Night". Vogue. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  28. ^ Wells, Pete (May 12, 2009). "Andrew Carmellini's New Restaurant: Locanda Verde". Diner's Journal - The New York Times Blog on Dining Out. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Restaurants: Boqueria". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  30. ^ "Restaurants: Harlow". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  31. ^ "Skylark". Architizer. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  32. ^ Perlman, Brandon (February 18, 2016). "Après Ski Destination Update: The Remedy Bar at The Four Seasons Vail". Town and Country Magazine. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  33. ^ "Residential: Amagansett Beach House". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  34. ^ "Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  35. ^ "Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors". Abrams Books. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  36. ^ Cowen, Diane (November 14, 2016). "Find home design inspiration in timely tomes". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  37. ^ Boone, Lisa (December 5, 2016). "14 great coffee-table books to give as gifts to your favorite design enthusiast". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  38. ^ "Collections: Meyer Davis". Rich Brilliant Willing. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  39. ^ "RBW Collaboration Brochure - 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  40. ^ "2016 Best of Year Award Winners". Interior Design. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  41. ^ "Winners of 35th Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design announced". Hotel Management. November 24, 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  42. ^ "Best of Year 2015: Project Winners". Interior Design. December 4, 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  43. ^ "2016 NYCxDESIGN Awards Winners and Honorees". NYCxDESIGN Awards. Interior Design. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  44. ^ "12th Annual HD Awards Winners Announced". Hospitality Design. June 9, 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  45. ^ "The 2017 James Beard Award Winners". James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  46. ^ "AvroKO and Meyer Davis Studio Win James Beard Awards". Hospitality Design. May 9, 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  47. ^ "Platinum Circle 2018 Honorees Announced". Hospitality Design. September 19, 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.