Leyden Lewis Design Studio
Leyden Lewis is the founder and creative director of the Leyden Lewis Design Studio. His design aesthetics is infused by his rich Caribbean Heritage of Trinidad and Tobago, and a classical European Modernist training that inform his urban sophisticated design practice on a local and global arena.
Lewis studied Architectural Design and holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments.
The studio concentrates on varied scales and programs of projects. Included in the range are private high-end residential commissions to multi-family luxury housing developments throughout the New York City area.
Completed commissions include residences on Manhattan’s famous Museum Mile and a contemporary art-filled winter retreat at the Breakers Row in Palm Beach, Florida. Currently under construction is a full-scale architectural renovation of an early twentieth-century Victorian townhouse mansion and rear garden located in the historic district of Park Slope, Brooklyn and a seven-unit luxury residential development in West Harlem near Columbia University named “The Manor at Morningside”.
He has designed model apartments, public corridors and lobbies for many of New York and New Jersey’s major real estate management and marketing agencies, such as Rose Associates, Insignia, The Sunshine Group, and The Marketing Directors.
His work has been published in ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home, the New York Times, Interior Design Magazine, The Washington Post, the Daily News and House Beautiful.
He has the honor of being a Kips Bay Decorator Show House alumnus.
As both a designer and a fine artist, his work has been exhibited in notable New York City galleries, institutions and museums. In 2004, Lewis was invited by the curator Thelma Golden to participate in the Harlemworld: Metropolis and Metaphor show at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Then NY Times architecture critic, Herbert Muschamp referred to Lewis’s work as “the poetic heart” of the exhibition.
Contemporary and Conceptual art holds the attention of the studio allowing a fluid integration between art, architecture and design to influence some of the studio’s moves when creating space and or brand for the client.
On the horizon for Leyden Lewis Design Studio is a collection of furniture, furnishings and accessories aptly named OBIA. OBIA in Caribbean folklore is defined as “dealing with the supernatural” a concept, ingrained from his Trinidadian roots.