Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design was founded in 2000 by designer Robert Passal to provide clients with personalized and refined residential design. Since then, the firm has become synonymous with sophisticated style and superior quality. Robert's designs are distinguished by the use of strong, clean lines, architectural definition, and the union of traditional and modern and simple and complex elements. Each designed environment always reflecting his clients' personalities, lifestyles, and cultural histories is at once harmonious and familiar, dynamic and engaging. Design is in my blood, says Robert. I habitually find myself contemplating ideas for current and future projects. I continually challenge myself and my staff to examine definitive segments of art and design, both modern and traditional, to bring an air of distinction to my work. Prior to the onset of his own enterprise, Robert was lead designer for an elite Manhattan design firm. His inspiration and motivation to launch his own company was the desire to introduce a select group of clients the importance of living with exceptional design in a comforting atmosphere. After receiving a degree from the State University of New York at Albany, Robert enrolled in the School of Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2003, he launched a namesake design showroom/studio featuring tony antiques and custom designed goods located at 36 West 22nd Street.