Malcolm James Kutner

Malcolm James Kutner:
World Traveler
Style Arbiter
Interior Designer

Malcolm James Kutner was born in Houston, Texas. He established his own interior and garden design practice in London in 2001, and has received several awards in the US and the UK for his design work. In 2007, he moved to New York City, where he now lives and works.

A graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, Malcolm pursued graduate studies in England at The University of Sussex (MA Design and Aesthetic Theory), and the Inchbald School of Design/University of Wales in London (MA, Design). He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was a select recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

Malcolm James Kutner maintains that the most important part of his job is to bring his clients into harmonious, natural, and essential relationships with the environments in which they live.

Process and synergy are the cornerstones of this design ethos. Malcolm pays careful attention to the relationships between form and function, between interior and exterior, and between the human, visual, and physical experiences of a space. For him, the process is largely about the comprehensive and dynamic integration of the three dimensions and the five senses.

“Design is largely about problem-solving,” Malcolm says, “but it’s also about making things look and feel good. It has to function and be aesthetically pleasing and resonate with the wider context, and all of these things have to happen on a multitude of levels and in conversation with each other. The triumph of the whole depends on the success, coherence and assimilation of each of the parts – which demands successful collaboration among artisans, designers, and manufacturers. Again, an endless layering of process and synergy.”

Malcolm has been published in Garden Design, House Beautiful, Traditonal Home, British House and Garden, British Art and Antiques, and Elle Décor, as well as in various private and local publications.

New York City