Trained as an architect and practicing as an interior designer, Glenn Gissler is known for his understated, elegant sensibility, paying particular attention to architectural detail and craftsmanship. He artfully combines traditional and contemporary furnishings in rooms that are comfortable, polished and visually striking without seeming "decorated."
Glenn's design practice is the culmination of lifelong interests in 20th century art, literature, fashion, historic preservation, and architectural history. These interests are manifested in work that is stylistically diverse, but beautifully crafted and integrated into the architecture of the space.
Glenn is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where he was awarded degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture. After graduation, he worked on commercial and residential projects for interior designer Juan Montoya and acclaimed architect Rafael Vinoly.
Glenn launched his own firm in 1987 and soon established a diverse clientele in the New York metropolitan area. His work includes residences in Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey and Florida, as well as summer homes on Long Island and Martha's Vineyard. He has also designed showrooms for fashion designer Michael Kors, offices for leading New York executives and the 7000 square foot Marissa Collections store in Naples, Florida.
Glenn has been included in House Beautiful's and New York Magazine's "100 Top Designers" list. His work is regularly published in many leading publications including Town & Country, Elle Decor, InStyle, House & Garden, House Beautiful, American Homestyle, Avenue, Interior Design The New York Observer and The New York Times, as well as in numerous books.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Glenn lives in Greenwich Village with his daughter, Siena.