Since forming their practice in 1999, Will Meyer and Gray Davis have designed more than 200 private and public spaces that epitomize hip luxury.
Meyer Davis designs are as dazzling and dramatic as they are warm and welcoming — a carefully calibrated balancing act that has become their trademark and won them a loyal and esteemed clientele.
A new book, Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors (The Vendome Press, September), is the first compilation of the award-winning work of this New York–based practice. A visually rich study of modern spaces across the United States and around the globe, Made to Measure surveys stunning examples of Meyer Davis’s most distinctive designs, including iconic hotels such as the groundbreaking.
Made to Measure: Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors
Hotel South Beach in Miami, the restaurants of celebrated chefs, and private residences, among them the homes of Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Organized into two sections, one devoted to private homes and the other focused on public projects, Made to Measure introduces readers to a range of defining projects that delight the eye. This volume tells the story of Meyer Davis’s ascent into the upper echelon of American design and shares their philosophy and process. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs, plans, and drawings, Made to Measure explores the synergy between their residential and commercial projects and illustrates how Meyer Davis has redefined modern luxury.
As designer David Netto says in his foreword, “Meyer Davis are designers of environments, and the point of their work, which can be delivered in many forms, is the pursuit of happiness in the user… Their style is original but, in the end, also seems inevitable, and after you see a project by Meyer Davis you think, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’”
Before founding Meyer Davis, Will Meyer worked for architect Charles Gwathmey, and Gray Davis worked for designers John Saladino and Thomas O’Brien. Meyer Davis clients include restaurateurs Daniel Boulud, Andrew Carmellini, Tom Colicchio, and Michael White; hospitality groups Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, 1 Hotels, Dream Hotels, Le Méridien, Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels, and others; and businesses such as Oscar de la Renta, John Varvatos, Casa Dragones, and SnapChat.
Their work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Interior Design, Livingetc, Vanity Fair, Vogue Living, Wallpaper*, WSJ Magazine, and the New York Times. Writer Dan Shaw is founding editor of the New York Times Style section and a regular contributor to Architectural Digest. Interior designer and writer David Netto is a contributing editor to T: The New York Times Style Magazine.