Mick De Giulio
About Mick De Giulio
Since founding de Giulio kitchen design in 1984, Mick De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States and abroad. In 2003, he was named a Kitchen and Bath Design Leader by Interior Design magazine and in 2005 was recognized by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bath industry over the last 50 years. He has designed several product lines for high-end German kitchen manufacturer SieMatic Corporation, has designed a collection of sinks for Kallista (a Kohler company), and recently began designing for leading quartz surface manufacturer, Caesarstone. He is the author of two books, the latest of which is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release by Pointed Leaf Press.
Q&A with Mick De Giulio
Where do you find design inspiration?
Mostly, it’s in listening to clients…seeing their vision and trying to take it to the next level for them.
How do you approach the design process?
I think of every project as an opportunity to do something new.
How does your aesthetic standout amongst designers/architects?
There’s so much great work being done, and every designer has unique characteristics that define their design.
What is the great asset you provide your client?
Identifying and trying to solve challenges that might not occur to them.
What is your biggest challenge as a designer/architect?
Preconceived limitations - by the client or me.
What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest mean to you?
I've always felt it represents the best of the best.
What are some of the current design trends?
Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?
I think it will continue to evolve, with designs becoming more unique and individualized.