China-born, New York-based Designer Chris Shao founded Chris Shao Studio LLC in 2016. While pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the New York School of Interior Design, Chris received his first major commission to design the interiors of a multi-family project at 111 Varick Street, in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of SoHo. His designs have been coveted for their fusion of masculine with feminine, rich fabrics with sharp contemporary silhouettes, and romantic ideals with classical stoicism. He lends a signature twist to everyday essentials. In 2018, Chris Shao opened a second design studio, 召禾室内设计(上海)有限公司, in Shanghai, China. His design philosophy lives in the studio’s pared-back aesthetic and respect for materials, while remaining avant-garde in its reinterpretations of contemporary classics. Currently, both studios have broadened their design footprints among high-end residential, hospitality, and commercial projects on an International scale.