Ghiora Aharoni founded his multi-disciplinary studio for design, architecture and art in Manhattan in 2004.
Since establishing the studio, Aharoni has designed numerous architectural projects in New York—ranging from the DeKooning residence and a duplex penthouse in the West Village to a downtown nightclub and the offices of an art law firm on 57th Street.
Aharoni's commissioned furniture designs—using American black walnut, steel, marble and Corian—are in a number of private collections, and been featured internationally in design publications including The New York Times Magazine, Elle Décor U.K., Architectural Digest Spain, IDEAT and Elle Décor Italia. His newest design, the Jobim 276 coffee table (in a limited edition of 18), is the first time Aharoni’s furniture has been available in a design gallery. Inspired by Brazilian furniture designs of the 1930s, the table fuses the sensual lines and silhouettes from that era with the contemporary materials of powder-coated steel and wired glass.Aharoni’s artwork has been exhibited in New York and India, and is in private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Aharoni’s solo museum exhibition, Missives, opened the fall 2013 season at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly The Victoria & Albert Museum) in Mumbai, India. The exhibition catalogue features over 120 color photographs as well an essay by Dr. Jyotindra Jain, the noted Indian art and cultural historian.
Prior to opening his own studio, Aharoni worked at several distinguished architectural firms including Polshek Partnership [now known as Ennead Architects] and Studio Daniel Libeskind. While at Polshek Partnership, he worked on the design for Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall; the space planning and design of The American Museum of Natural History’s subterranean entrance and public spaces; as well as the space planning of The New York Botanical Garden’s Museum Building.
His design work for Studio Daniel Libeskind included the competition submission for The Ground Zero World Trade Center Design Study, and the façade design for Hyundai Development Company, Seoul, Korea. In addition, Aharoni was on the winning design competition team with Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki for the building and urban planning of Milan, Italy's Fiera Convention Center.
Aharoni holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and is a summa cum laude graduate of The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College.