The Real Deal New York

At the Desk of: Lou Switzer

The interior designer on his ‘worthless’ Joe DiMaggio autograph, his suspenders habit and reimagining spaces for the likes of Citigroup and EMI

April 08, 2015 04:20PM
By Claire Moses


Lou Switzer (Photo: Max Dworkin)

From the April issue: Unless you’re a building owner or a company with a large New York City office-space footprint, you’ve probably never heard of Lou Switzer. But his eponymous interior design firm has reimagined spaces for the likes of Citigroup and entertainment giants like EMI (which broke up in 2012). The 51-person firm, founded in 1975 — the largest minority-owned firm of its kind — did roughly $11 million worth of business in 2014[more]