Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Being Hetrosexual in the Interior Design World


If you're not a fmale Interior Designer, you're most-likely gay. Of course, that is not a bad thing, but a few questions arise:

1) Why are there not that many hetrosexual interior designers?

2) How does does one get more hetrosexual men to become interior designers?

3) What is the culture like for hetrosexual men in a predominantly gay/female industry?

Disclaimer: none of the above claims are based on empirical evidence

Nov 6, 19 8:13 am

My best guess is that at some point, probably about 50-60 years ago, somebody decided that interior design is feminine. And since most heterosexual men seem to fear nothing more than being called gay, they decided they could never be interior designers.

Our culture's relationship with gender is so juvenile. 

Nov 6, 19 11:45 am  · 

That said, the majority of my firm's interiors department is female, but of the men - only one is gay. We have more gay architects than interiors. Just one data point, though.

Nov 6, 19 11:45 am  · 

What's an fmale?

Nov 6, 19 11:46 am  · 


Nov 6, 19 12:00 pm  · 
atelier nobody

At an interior design firm I worked at, we used to joke that I was the "closet straight guy."

Nov 6, 19 1:00 pm  · 

I wonder if this will make them cancelable?

Nov 22, 23 5:37 pm  · 
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Peter Marino is cis-het...

Nov 27, 23 8:40 pm  · 

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