Design Process


Joanna Shirin Design Process
Wondering about Joanna Shirin’s Design Process?

Joanna Shirin’s design process begins when Joanna first meets with the client, discussing their needs and taking detailed notes. She follows up the meeting by sketching in one of her many Moleskin notebooks, then on tracing paper, before meeting with clients for a preliminary presentation, which always include samples and materials. Once a design has been agreed upon, the purchasing and fabrication stage of the project goes into effect with several visits to the workroom to check on the process.


Joanna Shirin's Custom Beaded Console

Pictured is a hand-beaded console custom designed for a home jewelry studio, made by artist, Luisa Caldwell. Inspired both by Art Deco and Chinese objects d’art, the entire piece is comprised of 35,000 beads and took over a year to complete.


Joanna can draw on inspiration from everywhere, most frequently: old European architecture, urban living, nature & meditation, travel, art museums & galleries, antiques, and, of course, books and many objects d’art.

Purple Bed

Pictured is a custom daybed inspired by the colorful and exotic interiors of India and the Middle East, fabricated for a Fifth Avenue Indian Guest Bedroom. We used a combination of sheered silks and velvets, various kinds of decorative tapes, and cords to embellish.

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