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.
Backgroung & Realizations: the projects
In 2001, he opened the Rome office of Tihany Designs. That same year, he was named Bon Appetit’s Designer of the Year. Since then, he’s created signature restaurants for chefs, such as Heston Blumenthal, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Palmer, Pierre Gagnaire, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. His hotel designs include the One & Only Cape Town resort in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, the Westin Chosun in Seoul, Korea, and The Joule in Dallas.