2Michaels LLC is a New York City based Interior Design firm founded by sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels. The children of an aerospace engineer and a painter; they inherited their mother’s artistic spirit and their father’s obsession for detail.
The Michaels passion for modern architecture and design started in Palm Springs, California and developed in Milan, Italy, where they were exposed to such mid-century geniuses as Franco Albini and Gio Ponti. Their design sensibility continued to evolve at Parson’s School of Design and F.I.T where they earned degrees in Interior Design.2Michaels Interiors are fresh, effortless and timeless. With their expertise in 20th century Art and Design, they translate the needs and desires of each client into beautiful, timeless and livable spaces.
Established in 2001, 2Michaels has both artistic and business-minded clients, ranging from downtown playwrights to midtown law firms. 2Michaels and its principals are inspired by working with their clients and treat the process as one of collaboration, not dictation.
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In 2010, 2Michaels was recognized as a design visionary for “Generation Next” by Departures Magazine. In 2011, it was selected as one of the “Top 20 Designers to Watch” in Traditional Home magazine. Also in 2011 and 2012, 2Michaels was included in the “Top 50 Designers” issue in New York Spaces magazine.
Recently, 2Michaels has transitioned into luxury Real Estate ventures, working with Flank Architects and Pandiscio Co in the interior design of “The Abingdon”, a boutique residential complex. All apartments sold within nine months, with one apartment selling for $25 million. In 2014, 2Michaels collaborated with the Faena group, Pandiscio Co and Foster + Partners on “Faena House” in Miami (currently under construction). All units have also sold, with the penthouse selling for a record breaking $50 million.
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Read some of their work’s reviews by the clients themselves:
“2Michaels’ work is true artistry. I would echo what another reviewer said about there being poetry and masterful attention to detail in every room and project they work on. At the same time, they are also lovely, caring, honest, trustworthy, flexible people who want us to be happy and our home to be practical for our lives as much as they want to meet their own high artistic standards.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with 2Michaels on a number of projects. Every project they do is sheer poetry. Their attention to detail is extraordinary but what truly amazes me is how they make it all so relaxing and livable at the same time. Their vast knowledge of art and furniture lends a level of scholarship to their work. It’s no wonder their clientele has such a high IQ.”
“2Michaels Design was exactly what I was looking for in an interior design firm. They listened thoughtfully to all of my ideas and personal lifestyle needs and created a design plan that was befitting to both issues. I was so pleased with the final results, as it feels like the perfect expression of my own personality but I could have never done this without them!”
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