T W G : Design Journal


 Teak table, chairs, ottomans, and Bali bed by Munder-Skiles
Photo by Matt Millman

One of the pleasures of working in a creative field like interior design is having the opportunity to associate with talented, artistic people. The Wiseman Group's need to source high-quality exterior furniture led them to Munder-Skiles and its owner, John Danzer.  

John and Paul on the loggia in Belvedere
Photo by Richard Snyder

Munder-Skiles offers a distinctive and customizable collection of 130 wood and metal designs, in styles ranging from historical to ultra-modern. Many of the designs are licensed from historic houses or taken from wonderful old designs and reworked for modern settings. 


Paul's visit to the Doris Leslie Blau showroom in NYC in October was mentioned on their Facebook page. The showroom, with its antique rugs and high-quality carpet samples, provides a visual feast.

  A beautiful interpretation of an Emile Ruhlmann design in a 300 knot count Chinese silk rug

Owner Nader Bolour shows Paul a stunning Turkish Oushak rug circa 1900

Photos by Kirsten Honeyman