ADAM D. TIHANY
Adam D. Tihany is widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers. His sophisticated, often groundbreaking designs are the result, in part, of his unique global perspective. After attending the Politecnico di Milano- School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tihany apprenticed in renowned design firms in Italy. In 1978 Tihany established his own multidisciplinary New York studio that encompassed all aspects of design – from commercial and residential interiors to furniture, products, exhibitions, and graphics. With the creation of La Coupole, the first grand café in New York City in 1981, his practice began specializing in hospitality design. In 1987 Tihany became a co-owner in Remi restaurants, which, together with his partners he continued to own and operate for the following 25 years. Tihany was one of the pioneering designers to collaborate with celebrity chefs. Multiple signature restaurants were created for highly acclaimed chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Palmer, Pierre Gagnaire, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Heston Blumenthal. Tihany also created a collection of eight signature restaurants for the legendary Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque fame. Over the last thirty years, Tihany Design has become the leading expert in creating luxurious and innovative interiors in the vibrant world of hospitality. The studio perpetuates the philosophy that every project should be a living, relevant, and unique entity. Each work is custom-tailored to fit the vision of the client and no two projects are alike.
His recent hotel projects include the One&Only Cape Town resort in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, and the Westin Chosun in Seoul, Korea and The Joule in Dallas. The King David Hotel in Jerusalem, The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles ,The Cipriani Hotel in Venice, The Breakers in Palm Beach and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs are some of the world’s most iconic and historic properties that have signature venues by Tihany. Tihany is an educator and frequent lecturer in conferences and universities around the world. In 2011, he was appointed Art Director of the Culinary Institute of America, taking the lead on contemporizing the Hype Park campus. He is a frequent contributor for international lifestyle, design and travel magazines. His outstanding contribution to the world of design has been recognized with numerous honors and awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design. He was named Bon Appetit’s Designer of the Year in 2001,Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in the United States by The James Beard Foundation in 1997, and inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1991. His monograph, Tihany Design, was published by Monacelli Press in 1999 and his second book, Tihany Style, was published by Mondadori Electa in May 2004. His third book will be published by Rizzoli in 2014.