Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard
From Manhattan to Milan, London to Istanbul, the award-winning work of New York City-based architectural design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates is internationally acclaimed for its signature design aesthetic in which space and light are used as sculptural materials. With a passion for complementing historic architecture with contemporary design, partners Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard created the hotel’s ultra-luxe interiors, redefining The Knickerbocker as a 21st century masterpiece.
Gabellini is celebrated as an innovator in spatial branding, while Sheppard is renowned for her refined spatial compositions and masterful detailing. Together, their client list boasts some of the most revered names in haute fashion—Jil Sander, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vera Wang; high-luxe retail—Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, among others; and hospitality—Armani Café and Nobu restaurants, and boutique luxury hotels around the world.