Will Meyer and Gray Davis founded Meyer Davis in 1999 following years of collaborative work together. Both designers hail from Tennessee, and began their careers in architecture and interior design in New York City – Gray with John Saladino, and Will with Charles Gwathmey. In the over 20 years since its founding, Meyer Davis has expanded to employ over 50 full time designers and project managers, with flagship studios in the heart of Soho in New York City and Downtown Los Angeles, as well as bureau offices in Miami, London, and across the United States. Meyer and Davis have together amassed an impressive list of luxury clients in the hospitality, real estate, and retail sectors. Both are actively and impressively hands on in their involvement on each project by Meyer Davis, from the largest scale new building developments to the smallest coffee shops. Meyer Davis has expanded its capabilities and breadth of expertise over the years to include product development, branding, and art curation, in addition to their high level technical and conceptual skills as interior designers. Well versed in working with clients and consultants from across the globe, Meyer and Davis have fostered a studio whose designers have their eye toward the future of luxury, and an equal understanding of commercial and residential design practices.
Key hospitality brand clients include Four Seasons, Auberge Resorts Collection, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz Carlton, W Hotels, Loews Hotels, 1 Hotels and Dream Hotels. The studio’s latest projects include the Crown Hotel and Residences in Sydney and the W Hotel in Rome, along with Mauna Lani in Hawaii, Harrods Brasserie in London, and The River House Restaurant in Nashville. The studio will complete Dream Doha, the Grand Hyatt Kuwait, and a restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Mexico City in 2021.
Recent collaborations under their product company – William Gray – have been completed with Stellar Works, Claybrook, Watermark, Rich Brilliant Willing and Contardi. Prestigious awards include a James Beard Award for St. Cecilia restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, numerous Interior Design Best of Year Awards (for products and interior design), numerous Boutique Design Gold Key Awards, and induction into the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle in 2018.