Design picks for the discerning, courtesy of Beirut interior architect Gregory Gatserelia

Gregory's Wish List

If you’re curious about what luxury looks like today, check out the work of Beirut-based interior architect Gregory Gatserelia. His eponymous firm tackles major commercial and residential projects across the Middle East, Africa, and beyond for clients like Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai. The look is always dramatic—sculptural, dynamic, bold—but never overly glitzy or precious. The walls and floors dazzle with rich finishes, but the appointments tend toward the classic and collectible: think covetable, historic works from design legends like Wendell Castle, Aldo Chale , Philippe Hiquily, the Lalannes, Alessandro Mendini, Warren Platner, Gio Ponti, and Ettore Sottsass, alongside accents from Brazil and Lebanon.

As this year draws to a close and we reflect on what we’re looking forward to in the next, we asked Gregory to share the designs he has on his own wish list right now. So thoughtful, so confident, Gregory’s picks are as wonderfully discerning as his many interiors around the world. Enjoy!


Mickey Mackintosh Chair by Wendy Maruyama (1981/2012)

“This is the American Studio Craft movement’s most renowned design. The 1980s avant-garde approach of combining an iconic, high-backed classical chair form with the legendary Mickey ears makes this a subtle and unique piece.”

Mickey Mackintosh Chair by Wendy Maruyama (1981/2012) Photo © R & Company

 Culbuto Chairs by Marc Held for Knoll (1967)

“The cult model of the ’70s, edited by Knoll, demonstrates great ingenuity in its design; the shape of its curved core allows rocking and rotating.”

Culbuto Chairs by Marc Held for Knoll (1967) Photo © Marc Held

 Model 2093 Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte (1960s)

“A blend of technical innovation and elegance, this is one of the most beautiful pieces Max Ingrand designed for Fontana Arte, of which he was the artistic director for over 10 years.”

Model 2093 Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte (1960s) Photo © Galerie Jacques Lacoste

Sconces by Biancardi & Jordan Arte (1970s)

“For me, in fact, they are more like luminous sculptures than a simple pair of wall sconces.”

Sconces by Biancardi & Jordan Arte (1970s) Photo © Stanislas Reboul

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