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GhislaineViñas:

Ghislaine Viñas creates unique residential and commercial spaces and is located in New York City.

About Us

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Ghislaine is driven daily by her passion for design, color and unique attitude towards problem solving.

Welcome! 
Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, Ghislaine began her design journey studying interior design at Philadelphia University.  After graduating and moving to New York City, she started out designing commercial office spaces and later established her firm in 1999 when commissioned to do a complete build out of a 9,000 sq-ft office and art gallery in the Starrett Lehigh Building in New York’s Chelsea art district. Since then the studio has completed many residential, commercial and hospitality projects ranging from apartments, townhouses, lofts, offices and even a coffee shop in New York City, to offices and homes in Los Angeles, New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and a private yacht in Florida. 

Ghislaine is driven daily by her passion for design, color and unique attitude towards problem solving. Her team thrives on collaboration and experimentation in conceiving design solutions for clients, wether it be residential, hospitality or commercial projects.

Through the years Ghislaine Viñas has been commissioned to design an extensive collection of custom pieces for their clients and also has several product lines ranging from wallpapers at Flavor Paper to furniture for Loll Designs.  Ghislaine Viñas’ product design continues to grow and push the boundaries of color, scale and form with expansion into furniture, textiles and lighting. 

Ghislaine Viñas’ work has been featured extensively in both national and international publications including Interior Design Magazine, Vogue, Dwell, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Departures, Frame, Elle Decor Japan, England and Mexico and Architectural Digest in Russia, to name a few.  She has also graced the covers of many magazines including Interior Design, Array, Casaviva, and Architektur & Wohnen.

Ghislaine has won the Interior Design Best of Year Award in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015, as well as taking home the Interior Design Best of Year Merit Award in the residential category in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2016. The firm was also awarded the prestigious Benjamin Moore Hue Award in 2010 for their use of color in residential interiors, and has appeared on various television programs including HGTV, Open House New York and IDTV’s “Designing New York”.   Ghislaine has lectured at many colleges and universities around the country including SCAD, Parsons, Keane University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and CCNY to name but a few.

Ghislaine currently lives in TriBeCa, New York with her husband and two children. 

 

Honors,
Awards
& Talks

HONORS & AWARDS

2018
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Winner (Outdoor Textiles)
Best of Year Winner (Shapely Rugs & Carpets)

NYCxDESIGN AWARD – Winner
Category: Contract Floor Covering

METROPOLIS LIKES AWARD – Winner – ICFF
Category: Floor Coverings

ICFF EDITOR'S AWARD – Winner
Category: Carpet / Flooring

HiP AWARD – Winner – NeoCon
Category: Workplace – Fabric & Textiles – Designer Collaboration

METROPOLIS LIKES AWARD – Winner – NeoCon
Category: Textiles

IIDA AWARD – Winner – NeoCon
IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Awards
Category: Best Showroom Under 4,000 sq ft

2016
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Merit Award (Beach House)

NYCxDESIGN
Inaugural Awards Winner
Category: Fabric/Wallcoverings

NYCxDESIGN
Inaugural Awards Honoree
Category: Workplace (Budget)

2015
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of 10 Years Winner (Residential Interiors)

ICFF EDITOR'S AWARD
Category: Outdoor Furniture

2014
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Winner (Café)
Best of Year Winner (Residential Interiors)

2012
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Winner (Large Residence)

2011
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Merit Award

2010
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Winner (Urban Residential) 

BENJAMIN MOORE
Hue Award for Residential Interiors

2008
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Merit Award

2007
PANTONE
Color Outside the Lines
Residential Winner

ELECTROLUX
Live-In Kitchen Competition - Third Place Winner

INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Best of Year Merit Award

2005
AIA
Merit Award for Interior Architecture

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2018
ASID NJ - DESIGN I T SYMPOSIUM
Keynote: Creating Happiness

SIMPLY SCANDINAVIAN PANEL DISCUSSION
Scandinavian design influence in America

SHE SAID/SHE SAID... INSIDE OUT
Keynote with Cindy Allen at D&D Building

BROOKLYN DESIGNS
The Brooklyn Appeal: Handcrafted Design and Custom Manufacturing

92 STREET Y
City of Tomorrow - Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
How Design Impacts Life 

2017
INTERMOUNTAIN A.S.I.D., UTAH
How Design Impacts Life 

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
The Best in Interior Design with Cindy Allen & Ghislaine Viñas

2016
MOOOI NEW YORK
RIJKS Masters of the Golden Age

KEAN UNIVERSITY
Why Design? Exhibition + Lectures

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
A Conversation About Design

2014
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (VCU)
Interior Design Lecture Series        

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
Spitzer School of Architecture

NY TIMES / ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
Adding Color, Accessories & Texture: Making a Room Sing

KEAN UNIVERSITY
Thinking Creatively Conference

2012
PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
Annual Spring Lecture Series

2011
NY TIMES / ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW
Kitchens & Baths

CAINE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, 
Utah State University

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN (SCAD)
Department of Interior Design Lecture Series

2010
NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER (NYDC)
What's New, What's Next

2009
PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
Color of Space Series

2008
NEBRASKA STATE UNIVERSITY
Hyde Lecture Series