Irwin Weiner (ASID, NCIDQ) typically uses a combination of architectural and decorative elements to create an interior as natural and well-proportioned as a finely tailored garment.
Designer Irwin Weiner and his IWI team have provided architectural detailing, custom furnishings, built-ins, and decorating. Irwin’s projects focus primarily on the East Coast, but his client base ranges from Hawaii to his native South Africa.
Irwin's clients are looking for perfection, great value and friendly service for money, and interiors that won't date.
IWI's most in-demand service: Clients hire Irwin at the beginning of their new construction or remodeling project to work with architects, landscape designers, and contractors. We refine floor plans and elevations, we revise and improve upon electrical and lighting schemes, window details, moldings, and architectural details because we have training both in architecture as well as interior design. IWI makes certain that all aspects of a job fit harmoniously with the client's tastes and lifestyle and the desired functioning for each room. IWI winds up being the client's eyes and ears, supervising the job site to make certain everything is done according to plan. No one likes bad surprises.
IWI is currently designing a line of decorative hardware, re-imagining apartment spaces on Park and Fifth Avenue, creating a spacious Long Island ocean-front compound for a Greek family, designing model units for new construction condos in Harlem, designing a home on a hay farm in Bucks County, setting up a new home for clients in Palm Beach, and pulling together chic contemporary spaces for young families in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
IWI creates architectural schemes and finely-layered interiors, whether new traditional or ultra-contemporary, which reflect the clients’ personality and lifestyle. Irwin and his design team always adds humor and eclecticism into their comfortable, luxurious rooms.
Irwin studied furniture making, architecture, fine art, and graphic design in Cape Town, South Africa. He was co-owner of an antique shop specializing in 18th and 19th Century English and Dutch Colonial pieces. He has an interior design degree from Fashion Institute of Technology, and runs his popular interior design blog Design2Share and regular Williams-Sonoma blog posts with his partner Jay Johnson.
IWI's published works include Architectural Digest, New York Times, New York Home Observer, Oprah Home, Women’s Day, Art & ANtiques, This Old House, Area, Westchester Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Array, Modern Decoration China, Casa & Gente, Gotham, and South Africa’s Style. Irwin's work has also been featured online in New York Social Diary and Decorati.
Irwin’s “Mid-Century Style, In a Country Manor” work for the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Bucks County Designer House & Gardens was featured in the book Designer Showcase: Interior Design At Its Best (Schiffer, 2006).
Irwin's work has been highlighted in the 2010 Hamptons Designer Showhouse, the 2008 Bucks County Designer House & Gardens, and in the book The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors (Random House, 2010).
Irwin Weiner Interiors
767 Lexington Avenue 500 New York, NY 10065