Studio GAIA is a global award- winning interior design firm founded by president Ilan Waisbrod in 1996. We provide an understanding and sensitive approach to built environments by creating unique structural, emotional, and transformative experiences that improve people’s well-being. Our approach to design allows for fluid communication with clients, narrating their story and enhancing their brand experience. 

Our critically hailed portfolio focuses in the hospitality market such as hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs, and spas, as well as residential, retail, workspace and healthcare projects. Studio GAIA has designed unique and innovative properties around the world  for top industry players including MGM National Harbor - National Harbor, Maryland; Thompson Hotel - Toronto, Canada; W Hotel - Bogota, Colombia; W Hotel - Walkerhill - Seoul, South Korea;  Dream Midtown –  New York, NY; the Ritz-Carlton - Herzliya, Israel; Donovan House - Washington, DC; Cramim Resort & Spa - Kiryat Anavim, Israel; Tao Restaurant & Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV; Marriott High-Velocity bar - Dubai, U.A.E..; the iconic Republic, BondSt, Cafeteria and La Chine restaurants in New York; Kenneth Cole flagship boutique in New York; Dongtan Jeil Women's Hospital in Seoul, Korea.

Studio GAIA has received numerous awards for its interior design projects including Hospitality Design Awards, IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and Caribbean Award, the Gold Key Award, the Perspective Design Recognition Award, the James Beard Foundation Award, and International Property Awards.


Studio GAIA offices are located in New York and Seoul.



Hospitality Design, Workspace Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Branded Environments, FF&E and Furniture Design