Donghia WHO

Angelo Donghia, acclaimed interior designer, born in Vandergrift PA in 1935.

Working in his father’s tailoring shop as a child, he grew an eye for design. His father actually gave him his first interior design job!

He founded Donghia Furniture Inc. in 1968.

Donghia Headquarters in New York expanded to their first showroom in Los Angeles in 1976.

He had a unique modern approach to interior design and transformed the brand into a known accolade of furniture, textiles, and other home furnishings. He was aware of the importance of mass marketing and licensing in order to expand and grow a profitable company.

Donghia Headquarters in New York expanded to their first showroom in Los Angeles in 1976.

Donghia’s star-studded client list included, Mary Tyler Moore, Diana Ross, Neil Simon, Steve Martin, Barbara Walters, Ralph Lauren, and Halston.

The company racked in on average 60-75 million in revenue in 1985 for the unique and classic style of gray flannel upholstery on oversized plush furniture, bleached wood floors, and shiny lacquered walls, which went on to be a coveted style mirrored in today’s design elements.

Donghia rebelled against the idea of structured design famously quoting, “You are the rule, whatever makes you feel gorgeous and glamorous.”

 

 

 

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