Jim Walrod

Jim Walrod is a self-trained interior designer.  He began his creative career at Fiorucci in the mid-80s, and moved on to open a series of influential furniture stores, including Form and Function, with partners Jack Feldman and Fred Schneider of the B-52s.    From there, Walrod has made a career of applying his appreciation and knowledge of furniture and design into the creation of unique commercial and residential  spaces.  He is considered an expert in the field of 20th and 21st century design and architecture.

His projects include ...

-Consultant on the re-design of Crunch Gyms with Shawn Hausman and Ryan McGinness

-Collaboration on the Park restaurant with Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode

-The Downtown Standard in Los Angeles with Andre Balasz, Shawn Hausman, and Herve Descottes

-Interior consultation for architects Richard Gluckman and Jean Nouvel

-Colors restaurant for the former employees of Windows of the World at the World Trade Center

-Contributed to the set design in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm

-Gild Hall Hotel in the Financial District of Manhattan

-The Libertine restaurant for chef Todd English

-Thompson LES in Manhattan with architect Ed Rawlings

-Shang restaurant for chef Susur Lee

-Caulfield's Restaurant in Beverly Hills

-FOREST - a proposed timeshare community outside of Toyko with Partners and Spade

-Position as creative director at large for Thompson and Commune Hotels and Resorts

-United Colors of Benetton concept store with Partners and Spade

-The Steven Alan Annex on Elizabeth Street, the West Village, and the Upper West Side outlet

-An exhibition on Paul Rudolph's Lower Manhattan Expressway with Ed Rawlings, in conjunction with the Drawing Center and Cooper Union  

-A loft in Tribeca for Theodore Blackson and Rhiannon Kubicka

-A Manhattan penthouse for Hester Diamond

-Jason Pomeranc's Los Angeles residence

-Numerous private residential commissions