Designer Scott Formby’s talents in interior design became recognized through a career that began with a part-time position in the home design division at Ralph Lauren while studying at Parson’s School of Design. Although his career took an early detour into fashion design—as Creative Director and Designer at some of the most iconic Brands in American fashion (including Ralph Lauren, J. CREW and Geoffrey Beene)— he eventually returned to interior/home design as the Global Creative Director of FRETTE.
It was at the iconic home-textile manufacturer that Scott was able to design and consult on residences world-wide, design for Frette in Milan and New York City, and participate in two seminal designer showhouses in New York City. His work at Frette also included designing in the hospitality sector–working closely with world-class hotels developing textiles and products for each property. Clients included Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Soho House, Surf Lodge and Kimpton Hotels.
Scott Formby Design, based in Los Angeles and New York City, pursues a creative and personal approach for both residential and commercial properties. Scott draws on his studies (with degrees from both Parson’s and Brown University) in history and culture as well as art and design for projects. Inspiration starts with color, texture, pattern and the artisanal influences of different world cultures. These romantic and historic influences are always counter-balanced with mid-century modern elements and current design trends. A passion for nature, pattern mixing, and artisanal rugs always play prominently into the final design. The result is an environment that invites exploration and curiosity.