Trained as a fashion designer in New York City, our Founder and Principal Designer Robert Knighton developed a passion for interior design through his love of art and his passion for luxury spaces. His understanding of scale, color, and design guides him in the creation of harmonious, clean, and warm residential environments that are both beautiful and highly functional. His chic, modern design aesthetic has made him one of the design profession’s most sought-after rising stars.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Robert’s style is often described as having a timeless twist with a chic luxurious feel. His eye for color blends both traditional luxury with a modern contemporary edge, resulting in spaces that are bespoke, luxurious and effortlessly livable. Robert’s projects range from large scale townhouses to one-bedroom apartments of NYC.
After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Robert began his career in fashion, working for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Gap, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Limited Brands. He eventually co-founded and launched a high-end concierge firm formerly known as Elite Custom Concierge New York, now operating as ViVODOMi, in addition to his work via Robert Knighton Designs.