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RIGHT NOW: Robert Passal

At Fortuny's New York Flagship Showroom

This week we caught up with one of the interior design industry’s rising stars Robert Passal, shopping at the Fortuny Showroom in New York’s D&D Building.   To find out what’s on his design centric radar watch the latest RIGHT NOW video…

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The Road To Success: Robert Passal

a rising star of interior design shares insight into his achievements

CJ Dellatore Robert Passal headshot


There aren’t many interior designers that are having a better year than Robert Passal.  His soigné New York apartment landed on the cover of Ronda Rice Carman‘s new book Designers At Home, and the masculinely urbane home he created for Guido Palau was featured in last months Architectural Digest – marking his first appearance in the magazine.

Thinking about his achievements I remembered someone once telling me it takes 10 years to become an overnight sensation (an assessment I think is spot on.)  The truth is when someone like Robert gains industry acclaim it often skews the amount of work and determination it took to get there.

It’s with that idea that I conceived of a post series titled ‘The Road To Success’, in which I’ll interview designers about how they grew their businesses, and the key concepts that have gotten them to where they are today.

Robert graciously agreed to be interviewed first.


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Point Of View: Robert Passal

on creating individualized space

Nagler Living Room Robert Passal


“My approach to design whether for myself or clients is to “MIP” Make It Personal.  Cookie cutter decoration – where a home is filled with brand new out of the box showroom pieces – reads just as that and lacks personality. 
I strive to make each clients’ home their own individualized space.  The goal is to create a space that feels as though it’s been amassed over many years and is filled with character and a sense of humor.   I love to create spaces where the details are slowly revealed and unfold over time.”

Robert Passal