Friday, December 15, 2006

Designer Bio - Goil Amornvivat

Age: 33

Hometown: Born in Bangkok, Thailand, currently resides in New York City

Profession: Self-Employed Interior Designer/Architect & Teacher at Parsons School of Design

Education: Bachelor's degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon and master's degree in Architecture from Yale

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Goil moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. After graduating from Yale, he was handpicked by Robert A.M. Stern, a world-renowned architect, to work for him. It was here that he collaborated on a project to design and build the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Goil's work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. He likes open spaces and can do everything from interiors, architecture, landscapes and product design. Goil believes he has a more worldly approach to his style, and says he's used to a competitive environment and loves to win.

Self-described as “small, spicy and fabulous,” Goil is known to stand his ground and confront his challenger face-to-face when conflicts arise.