Featured Architect/Designer: Dufner Heighes
Dan Heighes and Greg Dufner, aka Dufner Heighes, featured in this week’s “Space of the Week” in New York Magazine, have created an impressive body of work since establishing their interior design and architecture practice in 1999. Their renovation, remodeling, and furnishing of New York City homes is particularly beautiful in its clean and modern, yet warm results. Their service includes art consultancy and furniture design, which serves to create a tightly unified whole. Their work has been featured in multiple issues of Interior Design magazine, as well as Metropolitan Home and the New York Times.
My favorite projects include their Greene Street Loft, Johnson Residence, and the Reber Residence. Consistently, their use of simple volumes combined with beautifully rich materials and astute selection of art and object combine to create great interior spaces. What do you think?
GREENE STREET LOFT
ABOUT DUFNER HEIGHES (from their website):
Dufner Heighes is a full-service interior design and licensed architecture practice established in New York City in 1999. Whether working on residential, corporate or retail projects, our work encompasses architecture, interior and furniture design, and art consultancy in the creation and expression of client identity. While espousing a modern design philosophy, we never forget a projectÕs history, location or function. We create highly personal environments that emphasize natural materials and texture, light, color, proportion and flow. Projects range in scale from the renovation of New York City interiors to ground-up construction on a 14,000 square foot single-family residence outside of Seattle.
Regardless of scale or location, the Dufner Heighes design process always begins with the client, investigating the specifics of the program, but also discovering the more subtle requirements that will personalize the project. By considering the interior and furniture design with the architecture, we are expertly qualified to provide a client with a complete environment attuned to their lifestyle. We are equally comfortable managing the project team on a day-to-day basis for local projects or conveying the design intent across the country via phone, email and periodic site visits.
Daniel Heighes Wismer is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning and received a Masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. A former Steward O’Keefe Lebrun Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he began his career as designer and project manager with Gabellini Associates, focusing on the Jil Sander andUltimo concepts, before joining the firm of S. Russell Groves as senior project architect to lead projects for Coach, Giorgio Armani, and LeSportsac among others. He is a licensed architect.
Gregory Dufner received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Upon graduation, he received the Abraham E Kazan Award for Urban Design Studies and founded Dufner Heighes with Daniel Heighes Wismer.
All images courtesy of www.DufnerHeighes.com