Designers

Designers
  • Felicia Balestrere
  • Lisa Bottom
  • Collin Burry
  • Alan Dandron
  • Ehren Gaag
  • Brian Graham
  • Henner Jahns
  • Debra Lehman-Smith
  • Avery Miyasato Handy
  • Brian Kane
  • Gary Lee
  • Primo Orpilla
  • Lee Pasteris
  • David Ritch
  • Richard Riveire
  • Lauren Rottet
  • Mark Saffell
  • Adam Stover
  • Niki Varadi
  • Ed Wood
  • Alec  Zaballero
Felicia Balestrere

Felicia Balestrere

Felicia Balestrere, an interior design tech at Populous, works on creating new and innovating solutions through product development. She holds a Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University. Ms. Balestrere designed the Contollo Collection as well as the Lutta Collection for Martin Brattrud.

Lisa Bottom

Lisa Bottom

Lisa Bottom, LEED AP, is a Principal in the Workplace One Studio of Gensler and is active in the firm’s Professional Services and Product Design Practice, as well as Northwest Regional Leader for the Workplace Practice. Her expertise includes design for corporate offices, law firms and consulting firms, as well as digital and new media organizations. As a product designer, Ms. Bottom has created collections for several respected furniture manufacturers including the Heritage collection for Martin Brattrud. Her designs have won Best of Neocon Silver, a Roscoe award and an IIDEX award. She is a member of the San Francisco chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), the San Francisco chapter of IIDA and is an associate member of the San Francisco chapter of the AIA.

Collin Burry

Collin Burry

Collin Burry, FIIDA, LEED AP, is Design Principal and Regional Design Leader at Gensler. During his career, Mr. Burry has received more than 50 awards for his work, including awards from Communication Arts, Business Week / Architectural Record, Interior Design, Solutia Doc, the IIDA and the national AIA. Mr. Burry’s work has been included in over 46 books and publications, among them, Interior Design, Architectural Record, Fast Company and Metropolis. In addition to projects for Apple, Pixar, Nokia, Encana, Nike and Razorfish, he has designed textiles for Milliken and The One Collection for Martin Brattrud. Mr. Burry is a member of the Advisory Committee for Interior Design & Interior Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at UC San Diego and San Diego State University.

Alan Dandron

Alan Dandron

Designer Alan J. Dandron, IIDA, LEED AP, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial and Interior Design. In 1993, Mr. Dandron joined Mancini Duffy, a New York-based architecture and design firm and was made Design Principal in 2005. He is recognized as a leading designer within the industry due to his expertise and significant contribution to the success of many major design projects. In addition to the elegant Kurve Collection designed for Martin Brattrud, Mr. Dandron has designed furniture products for Tuohy and Halcon. Among his numerous professional activities, Mr. Dandron served as the President of the New York Chapter of the IIDA 2010-2011.

Ehren Gaag

Ehren Gaag

Ehren Gaag is a design director and an international product design leader for Gensler. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and LEED® AP. As a proponent for dynamic office spaces that can shape and transform over time, Ehren has introduced new and innovative methods that deal with the changing landscape of the corporate office to a more open and collaborative structure. Ehren Gaag designed the McKeldin Collection for Martin Brattrud.

Brian Graham

Brian Graham

Brian Graham received a BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University, Long Beach, where he also served as Adjunct Professor. In 1999, Mr. Graham established the Graham Design Studio in San Francisco to offer a strategic approach to the design, development and marketing of furniture and related products for the contract market. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) have all recognized the exceptional quality of Graham’s work. Perhaps best known for elegant case goods and office furniture, he has designed several collections for Martin Brattrud: Bandon, Braemar Collection, Cotswold, Dominique, Earl, Greystone, Homestead, Keating, Knightswood Collection, Raymond, Reveal Collection, and Wynand.

Henner Jahns

Henner Jahns

Henner Jahns has been designing furniture since 1996. His inital success in product design began with the creation of the Swopper. Gecco Vision, Henner's company, was established in 1997, and consists of a creative team of designers and engineers that work to develop an exciting range of innovative products to meet a variety of needs. Henner Jahns designed the Atomo Collection for Martin Brattrud in 2016.

Debra Lehman-Smith

Debra Lehman-Smith

The Gleneagles Collection, introduced in the fall of 2005, was designed by Debra Lehman-Smith, co-founding partner and lead designer at Lehman-Smith & McLeish, PLLC. She is known for her ability to merge client’s business objectives and aesthetic preferences. A popular guest lecturer, she was featured speaker at the IFMA 1999 World Workplace conference, and her projects have won a number of awards including Interiors magazine’s Designer of the Year and inductions into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame. In addition, her product designs have appeared in Architectural Record, Contract Design, and Urban Land Institute. Debra Lehman-Smith has designed the Prestwick, Prince, Shannon, and the Gleneagles for Martin Brattrud.

Avery Miyasato Handy

Avery Miyasato Handy

Avery Miyasato Handy, IIDA, graduated from the University of Oregon in 1995 with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture. In 1997, Mr. Handy joined Mancini Duffy, a New York-based architecture, planning and interior design firm. Currently, he is a Senior Associate with the firm. A designer with a singular depth and breadth of design experience, Mr. Handy has acted as the lead designer for an array of corporate and retail projects. Mr. Handy is also an advocate for design education and serves as a juror for The New York School of Interior Design and Pratt School of Architecture final thesis courses. Mr. Handy collaborated with Alan Dandron in the design of the Kurve collection for Martin Brattrud.

Brian Kane

Brian Kane

I believe that less is more

Brian Kane graduated from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a Bachelor in Industrial Design. Early in his career, Kane worked for architect Silvio Coppola in Milan, Italy, and following his return to the U.S. secured positions at Atelier International (A.I) in New York City and the Metropolitan Furniture Corporation (Metro), where he became Vice President of Design and Product Development. In 1989, Kane established Kane Design Studio in San Francisco, developing products for high profile American and European companies, including the Flex Chair, Table and Easel for Martin Brattrud. Kane’s designs have won over 80 design awards and have been exhibited at the Whitney and Brooklyn Museums in New York and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

Gary Lee

Gary Lee

Gary Lee, IIDA, founded Gary Lee Partners in 1993 to serve clients who value the impact of design on the human experience. Mr. Lee’s holistic approach to design has led his firm beyond the creation of memorable commercial interiors and into the realms of architecture and product design. His work has earned numerous accolades including the Interiors Designer of the Year award, membership in Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and the IIDA’s Design Leadership Award. Mr. Lee is also recognized as an inspiring mentor for promising design talent and as an active leader in the architecture and design community, serving on a number of juries and panels, as well as the Board of Directors for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DIFFA and Chicago House. Gary Lee designed the Wexford collection for Martin Brattrud.

Primo Orpilla

Primo Orpilla

Primo Orpilla is the co-founder of Studio O+A with Verda Alexander. The studio specifies in workplace design, and has gained a reputation for being a design firm as innovative as its clients - Facebook, Microsoft, Yelp, Cisco, Uber, and others. Most recently, in 2015, Primo and Verda were inducted into Interior Design Magazine's Hall of Fame. In 2016, O+A won the Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Interior Design. Primo designed the Assembli Collection for Martin Brattrud in 2016.

Lee Pasteris

Lee Pasteris

Lee Pasteris is a designer whose architectural background includes twenty years of experience as a Design Director at Gensler, where she contributes to projects for a broad range of clients from major film studios to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Pasteris’s expertise also encompasses design projects for aviation, hospitality, residential, retail, theaters and museums. Ms. Pasteris designed the Capra and Occhio collections for Martin Brattrud.

David Ritch

David Ritch

David Ritch studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati before receiving a BS in Industrial Design. Ritch has 24 years of experience including work with Henry Dreyfuss, Rubbermaid and Donald Chadwick. Saffell and Ritch’s work has been recognized with numerous awards from ID, IIDEX, IIDA, Best of Show at Neocon and IDSA- Design of the Decade. Their work has been featured in exhibits at the Cooper Hewitt National Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Design.

Richard Riveire

Richard Riveire

Richard Riveire, AIA, received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from A&M University. Today, he is a Principal of Rottet Studio, a highly respected interior architecture and design firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Scottsdale and Shanghai. Expanding Rottet Studio’s design reach to Asia, Mr. Riveire has cultivated key relationships and led important projects that include the headquarters for Korea Development Bank and The Bank of China. In addition to interior design for the modern workplace, Mr. Riveire also applies his unique vision to product design, including the Manele and Sterling Collections for Martin Brattrud. Mr. Riveire’s furniture and interiors projects have earned the accolades of the contract industry and in 2006 was listed among the Interior Design Giants by Interior Design magazine. He has designed the Links Collection for Martin Brattrud.

Lauren Rottet

Lauren Rottet

Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, is recognized worldwide for commercial interiors characterized by solutions that combine psychology, theater, art and architecture with the use of unlimited media. Formerly with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in the cities of Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles, she also joined forces with several SOM partners to create the Los Angeles-based Daniel, Mann, Johnson, & Mendenhall (DMJM), building an interiors studio for the international architecture and engineering giant. In 2008, she established Rottet Studio, an architecture and design firm that is ranked as a “Design Giant” by Interior Design magazine. Ms. Rottet holds the coveted titles of Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Fellow of the International Interior Design Association and has earned an array of honors that include a place in Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and Designer of the Year award from Interiors. Her product designs have won numerous awards including several Best of NeoCon Gold awards and the Chicago Athenaeum Award. Lauren Rottet designed the Sterling and Manele collections for Martin Brattrud.

Mark Saffell

Mark Saffell

Mark is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, where he received a BFA in Interior Architecture. Saffell has 22 years of experience including work with Sussman/Prejza and Donald Chadwick. Saffell and Ritch’s work has been recognized with numerous awards from ID, IIDEX, IIDA, Best of Show at Neocon and IDSA- Design of the Decade. Their work has been featured in exhibits at the Cooper Hewitt National Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Design.

Adam Stover

Adam Stover

Adam leads Populous’s product development group and is a market leader for interiors. He has an innate ability to design, direct and contribute innovative spaces to projects around the globe, including unique premium spaces, brand activation and sponsorship spaces and retail and dining destinations. As a lead interior designer, Director of Product Development and Principal at Populous, Adam has more than a decade of experience designing complex sports interiors and leading product development efforts. Adam Stover designed the Urbeyn Collection for Martin Brattrud.

Niki Varadi

Niki Varadi

Niki Varadi is a prolific designer experienced in turning client needs into creative branded concepts for retail and hospitality environments. She is currently the retail design director at TPG Architecture. Niki is internationally educated, with degrees from Istituto Europeo di Design and Santa Clara University. Niki has career experience working with Italian and US firms on local, national, and international projects that range from independent boutiques to big box retailers. Niki collaborated with Alec Zaballero to design the Xavier Collection for Martin Brattrud.

Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Is a principle in the Gensler New York office. He is the Regional Design Leader for the Northeast Gensler Region overseeing design strategy. Mr. Wood also participates in Gensler’s Professional Services Task Force. Mr. Wood’s experience encompasses both architecture and interior design for law firms, corporate headquarters, financial institutions, publishing, medical and institutional projects. Mr. Wood’s work has been published in virtually every industry trade publication. Mr. Wood designed the St. Germain for Martin Brattrud.

Alec  Zaballero

Alec Zaballero

Trained as an architect, Alec Zaballero holds advanced degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has extensive professional experience in retail and branded environment projects and in the execution of restaurants, spas/health clubs and entertainment venues. Alec also has experience working on historic and landmark buildings. Alec is a design principal in the architectural firm, TPG, and his focus is on deeply experiential and strategically branded environments. He brings an innovative, analytic, flexible design approach to projects in the firm’s retail, corporate, broadcast and architecture practices. Alec collaborated with Niki Varadi to design the Xavier collection for Martin Brattrud.