As an interior designer, Angelo Donghia was the first in so many aspects of interior design. His professional history is vivid and emblematic, and unlike anyone before him, he built his business in a manner unheard of for an interior designer.
Earlier this year I wrote an article on the evolution of style in which I asked a number of poignant questions which were looking for answers. In my pursuit of information, I focused on those interior designers who, at the time of my becoming a designer myself, were influential to me as masters and mentors.
Some my peers came up in the ranks of these highly creative firms. The real question is what did we learn from them, and how have we sustained these groundbreaking points of view into the present day. Old rules were being broken and new dictates were championed.