BNOdesign is recognized as one of the most stylish and influential of today's interior design firms. Throughout their projects, the firm captures an unusual sense of openness and light through the use of color, materials, architecture, and the unexpected integration of timeless fashion.
Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, President and Principal Designer, holds a Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in NYC. He began his career in New York in 1983 at the world-renowned interior and product design studio of John F. Saladino, Inc. Establishing his own firm in 1992, Benjamin has traveled throughout the world to produce projects for such clients as rock star Lenny Kravitz, best-selling Mexican author Laura Esquivel, celebrity portrait photographer Mark Seliger, media moguls Michael Fuchs and Russell Simmons, fashion stylist Patricia Field and entertainment mogul, Sean Combs, among others. Along with his husband artist Steven Wine, he co-owns ABYU Lighting, which specializes on bespoke lighting products.
With much success, the firm has developed a reputation for inventive commercial interior design, from stores and restaurants to boutique hotels. Notable projects are; Pop-up stores for Cartier and Diptyque. For Morgan Hotel Group the firm designed Mondrian Scottsdale, Mondrian Los Angeles, Mondrian SoHo, and Mondrian Baha Mar, now an SLS hotel. Recently completed projects include and update of the Renaissance Times Square and the first Q&A residential hotel for Furnished Quarters at 70 Pine Street.
BNOdesign’s work has been featured in dozens of newspapers, design blogs, books on design, in style and shelter magazines throughout the world, as well as on several television shows and series. BNO’s first book, Emotional Rooms, The Sensual Interiors of Benjamin Noriega Ortiz was published in 2007. His second book, Suspending Reality, Interiors by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz is in stores now.
The prestigious Decoration and Design Building selected BNO as the Design Star 2015.
Learn more about Mr. Noriega-Ortiz's designs here.