Gisue Hariri, one of the founders and principal design directors of Hariri & Hariri, will present the firm's recent multi-disciplinary design work including award-winning interior projects, products, jewelry, and its Salzburg residential project in Austria.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cornell University in 1980. After working with notable architecture firms in New York and San Francisco, she formed her own practice in 1986. Gisue has devoted time to teaching since 1987 to emphasize the importance of academic and philosophical discourse within the context of a professional practice. She has been an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbia University, and a visiting critic at Cornell University, McGill University, and the Parsons School of Design.
Hariri has been sought out by many institutions and publications to serve on jury panels for their annual awards such as the SOM Foundation Award, AlA Design Awards, and the I.D. Magazine Annual Design Awards. She has lectured on the work of Hariri & Hariri at many institutions including the Getty Center, Berkeley Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
Hariri & Hariri is a New York-based multi-disciplinary design firm established in 1986 by Iranian-born and Cornell-educated sisters Gisue and Mojgan Hariri. For over 25 years, they have focused on a holistic approach to design and dedicated themselves to research, experimentation, and creating innovative structures through use of new concepts, materials, and technologies. The firm has won many awards including the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an induction to the Design Hall of Fame, and the Best of Year Award from Interior Design.
Celebrated projects include the winning master plan for the St. Marks Coptic Canadian Village; a landmark mixed-use development under construction near the historic center of Salzburg, Austria; the Swarovski "Crystal Palace Collection" chandelier; an acclaimed "Kryptonite" couture jewelry collection; and the recent Best of Year "Crystalline" bath collection for AFNY.
Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee