Michael Zipp

Michael Zipp

New York, NY, US



I am an interior designer based in New York City specializing in high-end residential interiors.  I have a strong passion for antiques and vintage furniture, which informs my eclectic approach to design.  I believe that spaces should reflect the stories of those who live in them through unique objects, furniture, and artwork.  For me, design is not necessarily a practice with a definitive end; rooms should be able to breathe and evolve over time to meet the needs of their occupants.


Huniford Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Served as project manager for the decorative portion of the renovation of a New York City loft apartment.

• Oversaw the design development and production of Huniford Design Studio’s room for the 2014 Housing Works Design on a Dime Auction.

• Worked directly with workrooms on the design and development of custom furniture pieces, window treatments, and reupholstery of antiques.

• Assisted the Design Director with the fulfillment of all decorative projects.

• Coordinated shipping and installation of furniture, antiques, accessories, and artwork.

Dec 2013 - current

Huniford Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

• Assisted with all aspects of decorative projects, including product research, furniture layouts, materials shopping, and scouting for vintage items.

• Developed schemes and presentation boards for a private label of linens.

• Developed CAD drawings of custom furniture.

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Matthew Patrick Smyth, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

• Assisted with fabric, trim, and wallcovering research and selection.

• Coordinated deliveries and correspondence between designers and clients.

• Maintained and organized materials library.

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Hudson Home, Hudson, NY, US, Office Assistant and Sales Associate

• Assisted clients with textiles, accessories, and furniture selections and purchases.

• Assisted with visual merchandising and maintained retail stock and sales floors.

• Scouted and researched antique and vintage furniture and accessories for clients.

Feb 2007 - Jan 2012


Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Sep 2007 - May 2011

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