Upon graduating from the Politecnico di Milano School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tihany apprenticed at design firms in Europe.
Shortly after moving to New York City in 1976, Tihany established his own multi-disciplinary studio that encompassed all aspects of design—from commercial and residential interiors to furniture, products, exhibitions, and graphics. Click on the arrow to see images.
In 1981, the studio began specializing in hospitality design with the creation of La Coupole, and he was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1991. Known for successfully integrating bold, contemporary designs in landmarks spaces, Tihany design’s aesthetic is an unexpected integration of contrasting element that together create perfect harmony.