Thierry Despont

Thierry Despont (born 1948 in Limoges, France) is a French architect and interior designer living and working in New York City.[1][2]

During the 1980s, he was the associate architect for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. He then went on to remodel the Herbert N. Straus House at 9 East 72st Street on Manhatttan's Upper East Side for the billionaire Leslie Wexner of Limited Inc. fame (a home which later gained additional notoriety as the abode of Jeffrey Epstein).[3][4]

Among the high-profile buildings in Manhattan he has designed the interiors for are 220 Central Park South, 53W53 (the interiors of the condominiums), and the Woolworth Building,[5]

In the early 2000s, he designed the interiors for Gordon Ramsay's restaurant, the eponymous Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in London. In 2005 he did alterations to The Promenade restaurant at the Dorchester, including fitting it with a oval leather bar the length of Nelson's Column.[6]

In 2009, Despont redesigned the two restaurants and the bar Il Pricipe at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Italy.[7][8]

Most recently, he worked on the physical conversion of a section of the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan, into the 47 suite luxury hotel Casa Cipriani, which opened in late 2021.


  1. ^ "Thierry Despont (French, born 1948)". Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  2. ^ "How Architect Thierry Despont is Transforming Landmarks Like the Ritz and the Plaza". Vanity Fair. 27 November 2015.
  3. ^ Mason, Christopher (11 January 1996). "Home Sweet Elsewhere". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Iovine, Julie V. (18 December 1997). "AT HOME WITH: Thierry W. Despont; Court Architect to Industry's Sun Kings". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Finally, Go Inside the Woolworth Building's Splendid Model Unit". 16 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Orchid Room". Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Now Booking | Principe di Savoia". Archived from the original on 2021-12-19. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  8. ^ "Bars with Great Design and Atmosphere". Architectural Digest. October 31, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2015.