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Meyer Davis
IndustryInterior design
FoundersWill Meyer and Gray Davis
New York, NY
Area served

Meyer Davis is an internationally recognized interior design boutique with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and London. Founded in 1999 by friends Will Meyer and Gray Davis, the firm specializes equally in residential, hospitality, retail, and workplace design, and has over seventy full-time interior designers, project managers, industrial designers, and virtual designers on staff.[1][2]


Will Meyer and Gray Davis are natives of Nashville, Tennessee, and both attended Auburn University College of Architecture, Design, and Construction in Alabama prior to moving to New York City.[3] Davis began his career in Montgomery, Alabama, at the office of his professor, Bobby McAlpine, and moved to New York City following college to work first for John Saladino, and later for Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios, where he designed for clients including Giorgio Armani and Ralph and Ricky Lauren. Upon moving to New York, Meyer trained with architects Peter Eisenman and his mentor Charles Gwathmey, working on homes for the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michael Dell.[4]

Meyer and Davis were connected in New York by mutual friends and colleagues, and eventually began consulting with one another on freelance projects, leading them to formally establish Meyer Davis in their first SoHo office in 1999.[1][3] Their collaborative studio began with a commission for a residence in Tennessee and a nightclub in Las Vegas, and quickly led to work for Oscar de la Renta (boutiques worldwide), Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde at the Greenwich Hotel), and John Varvatos (boutiques nationwide). Other notable clients of Meyer Davis have included Jonathan Tisch (Loews Hotels), Aby Rosen (Paramount Hotel), Barry Sternlicht (1 Hotels), the Frist Family (private offices and residence) and Jenna Lyons (private residence). The pair have also collaborated on numerous private residences in Upstate New York and East Hampton.[5][6][7]

Along with designing for numerous private residential clients, Meyer Davis has collaborated with top chefs and restaurateurs like John McDonald and Chef Josh Capon, Chef Michael White and Altamarea Group, Chef Ford Fry, Chef Andrew Carmellini, Chef Michael Schwartz, Starr Restaurants, and SBE.[8][7] Meyer Davis has been selected by a wide variety of top-tier brands worldwide to design hotels and residential developments; clients include Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, Auberge, Arlo, Loews, 1 Hotels, W Hotels, Le Méridien, The Ritz Carlton, and The Related Companies, as well as numerous boutique hotel and development groups. The studio has also designed retail and office environments for Oscar de la Renta, Dwell Studio, John Varvatos, Morgenthal Frederics, Snapchat, and The Assemblage.[7]

Notable projects

  • W Rome Lounge Bar
    W Rome Lounge Bar
    W Rome; Rome, Italy [9]
  • Grand Hyatt Kuwait; Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Etereo Auberge; Riviera Maya, Mexico[10]
  • Marcus at Baha Mar; Nassau, Bahamas
  • Arlo Midtown; New York, New York[11]
  • Nearly Ninth; New York, New York[12]
  • Samos at the Ritz Carlton; Mexico City, Mexico
  • Crown Hotel; Sydney, Australia[13]
  • One Barangaroo; Sydney, Australia
  • Mr. C Residences; Miami, Florida
  • The River House; Nashville, Tennessee
  • Yerba Buena Island; San Francisco, California
  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
  • Mauna Lani, Kamuela, Hawaii[14]
  • Carna Baha Mar; Nassau, Bahamas
  • Four Seasons Arion; Athens, Greece
  • Dream Printers Alley; Nashville, Tennessee
  • Harrod's Social; London, England
    1 Hotel South Beach Lobby
    1 Hotel South Beach Lobby
    1 Hotel; Miami, Florida
  • Oscar de la Renta; worldwide[15]
  • St. Cecilia; Atlanta, Georgia[16]
  • One Barangaroo; Sydney, Australia[15][16]
  • Four Seasons; Papagayo, Costa Rica[17]
  • Park Grove; Miami, Florida[18]
  • Auberge Beach Residences and Spa; Fort Lauderdale, Florida[19]
  • Tennessee Farmhouse (private residence); Nashville, Tennessee[20]
    Four Seasons Houston
    Four Seasons Houston
    Four Seasons; Houston, Texas[21]
  • Bowery Meat Company; New York, NY[22]
  • Casa Dragones Tasting Room; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico[23]
  • Paramount Hotel; New York, NY[4]
  • Proxi; Chicago, Illinois[24]
  • The Assemblage; New York, NY[25]
  • Boqueria; New York, NY[26][27]
  • Amagansett Beach House; Amagansett, NY[28]

Made to Measure

Made to Measure
Made to Measure

The Vendome Press published Meyer Davis’s first monograph in October, 2016: Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors.[29][30] Written by New York Times Style founding editor Dan Shaw, and with a foreword by writer and designer David Netto, the book illustrates the studio’s practice in both residential (private) and hospitality (public) design.[31][32]

William Gray

William Gray Hugo Chair
William Gray Hugo Chair

Meyer and Davis debuted their eponymous product company, William Gray, in 2020. The furniture, bath, and lighting collection personify the duo's urban sensibility, as well as their appreciation for timeless craftsmanship, collected sophistication, and travel. The collection reflects the studio's lauded aesthetic—carefully balanced style with comfort and luxury with accessibility. William Gray draws on over 20 years of design influence as leaders in the residential and hospitality design industries and creates an opportunity to explore new areas of design, from furniture and home accessories to experiential interiors. The William Gray collections include a wide range of sensual furnishings for dining and lounge produced by Stellar Works, two highly interpretive wallcovering lines for Calico wallpaper,[33][34] a re-launch of two enterprising families of lighting with Rich Brilliant Willing,[35] ambitiously developed bath collections for Claybrook,[36] and a capsule collection of meticulously engineered light fixtures for Contardi. William gray Products are equally suited for residential and hospitality settings, fully customizable and available for distribution across the world. The Vessel Collection earned an Interior Design Best of Year Award in 2019, and the Hoist collection was a finalist in 2018.

Awards and honors

Meyer Davis has received awards from Hospitality Design, Boutique Design, NYCxDESIGN (presented by Interior Design and ICFF), and the James Beard Foundation.[37][38][3] Notable honors include being inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2022, and in November 2018, Meyer Davis was one of four industry professionals inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle hall of fame.[39]

Notable awards include Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for One Park Grove, NYC x Design Award for Nearly Ninth, AHEAD Awards for Mauna Lani in 2020, a James Beard Award for restaurant design in 2017 for St Cecelia.[40][41]

  • Interior Design Hall of Fame Inductee 2022
  • NYC x Design Award Dinner, Nearly Ninth, 2022
  • LIV Award Winner for W Rome, Nearly Ninth, Etereo, Arlo Midtown, 2022
  • Interior Design Best of Year Winner, One Park Grove, 2021
  • AHEAD Award Winner, Mauna Lani, 2020
  • Boutique Design Gold Key Award Winner, Four Seasons Papagayo (2018)
  • Interior Design Best of Year Winner, The Assemblage
  • Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Award Honoree, 2018
  • International Property Award Winner, Soho Loft, 2018
  • James Beard Award Winner, St. Cecelia, 2017


  1. ^ a b "Contact". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Shaw, Dan (2016). "Introduction". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  3. ^ a b c Shaw, Dan (2016). "Introduction". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. pp. 17–18. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  4. ^ a b Vanamee, Stephanie (April 30, 2014). "Designer Spotlight: Meyer Davis". 1st Dibs Introspective Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ "About". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. ^ Bullock, Maggie (December 1, 2017). "Jenna Lyons's Space of Her Own". T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Shaw, Dan (2016). "Chronology". Made to Measure: Architecture and Interiors (Hardback ed.). New York: The Vendome Press. pp. 262–267. ISBN 978-0-86565-328-3.
  8. ^ "Residential: West Village Townhouse". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Hot Hotels: W Rome". Vanity Fair. 2022-06-29. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  10. ^ "A Brand-new Auberge Resort Is Opening in Mexico's Riviera Maya — and Every Room Has a Waterfront View". Travel + Leisure. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  11. ^ "Arlo Midtown Is an Ode to Manhattan's Garment District". Hospitality Design. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  12. ^ "Nearly Ninth Restaurant in the Arlo Midtown by Meyer Davis Takes Home a Best of Year Award". Interior Design. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  13. ^ "Discover the best of Crown Sydney". Crown Sydney. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  14. ^ Americas, Ahead | (2022-09-21). "Mauna Lani, Hawaii, USA". Ahead | Americas. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  15. ^ Sassall, Yeong (March 19, 2018). "One of New York's top interior designers talks global trends". Vogue.
  16. ^ Munish, Mukul (February 13, 2018). "Think Hong Kong property is expensive? Sydney's One Barangaroo reaches HK$612million". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  17. ^ Grose, Sarah Horne (28 February 2018). "Inspired Design: Go inside our Reimagined Costa Rica Resort". Four Seasons Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ Olson, Carly (October 3, 2018). "An Exclusive First Look Inside Miami's Beautiful OMA-Designed Park Grove". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  19. ^ Rabines, Amanda (June 27, 2017). "Inside the new Auberge Beach Residences & Spa: renderings". The Real Deal: South Florida Real Estate News. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Residential: Tennessee Farmhouse". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  21. ^ "'Houston's Living Room' Ready for Sipping and Socializing as Four Seasons Hotel Houston Unveils Massive Multi-Phase Renovation Project with Bells, Whistles and Brand New Lobby". Four Seasons Press Room. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  22. ^ Kumurdian, Dijana (February 3, 2015). "Meyer Davis design Bowery Meat Company in NYC's East Village". Vogue. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  23. ^ Rothman, Jordana. "7 New Restaurants That Defy Tired Trends". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  24. ^ Donnelly, Kate (July 13, 2017). "6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Still America's Design Darling". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  25. ^ Waldman, Rachel (July 17, 2018). "7 Exclusive Social Clubs Where Non-Members Can Stay the Night". Vogue. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  26. ^ Wells, Pete (May 12, 2009). "Andrew Carmellini's New Restaurant: Locanda Verde". Diner's Journal - The New York Times Blog on Dining Out. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Restaurants: Boqueria". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  28. ^ "Residential: Amagansett Beach House". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors". Meyer Davis. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  30. ^ Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors. Abrams Books. 25 October 2016. ISBN 9780865653283. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  31. ^ Cowen, Diane (November 14, 2016). "Find home design inspiration in timely tomes". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  32. ^ Boone, Lisa (December 5, 2016). "14 great coffee-table books to give as gifts to your favorite design enthusiast". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  33. ^ "Ephemera". Calico Wallpaper. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  34. ^ "Wilds". Calico Wallpaper. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  35. ^ "Hoist | RBW". Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  36. ^ "VESSEL BATH « Claybrook". Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  37. ^ "2016 Best of Year Award Winners". Interior Design. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  38. ^ "Winners of 35th Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design announced". Hotel Management. November 24, 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  39. ^ "Platinum Circle 2018 Honorees Announced". Hospitality Design. September 19, 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  40. ^ "The 2017 James Beard Award Winners". James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  41. ^ "AvroKO and Meyer Davis Studio Win James Beard Awards". Hospitality Design. May 9, 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
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