My design mantra has always been to be authentic, relevant and memorable to create an emotional connection with others.
Internationally acclaimed and prolific California-based designer Richard Frinier inspires people to create spaces that bring the quality of indoor living outside and the casual spirit of the outdoors inside. Always looking for what is missing and what can be, his modern to neoclassical designs may be seen in royal palaces, resorts, and private residences around the world. A master of arts and crafts, Richard began his career as a sculptor, artist, and interior furniture and lighting designer. In 1981, he joined Brown Jordan under the tutelage of Mid-Century Modern designer emeritus Hall Bradley where he stayed for over 20 years becoming the brand’s chief creative officer and lead designer realizing many significant and critically-acclaimed material and design innovations upholding the Company’s design legacy and evolving the outdoor furniture industry at large. In 2002, he returned to his own creative practice and continues to design for Brown Jordan today. Richard’s sought after designs are remarkably celebrating 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous production. Editorialized and published extensively, his iconic creations appear in design houses, the stage sets of television and films, and design and trade exhibitions globally. A recipient of over 90 prestigious awards, including induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, an ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Stars of Design - Pacific Design Center, reddot Design Museum and Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design GoodDesign™ awards and permanent collections, IDSA/IDEA, IIDA/HD, ASID, ISFD-Pinnacle, ICFA-Design Excellence, and Interior Design magazine’s coveted Best-of-Year and Best-of-Decade awards, Richard is among the Top 40 Influencers in the home furnishings industry over the past 40 years as designated by trade editors and professionals.