Scott Himmel, a lifetime Chicagoan, received his master's degree in Architecture from Tulane University. After serving as Harry Weese’spersonal design assistant and interning with a small New Orleans firm, Scott opened his eponymous design firm.
Throughout his career, Scott developed his strong interior architectural and decoration skills along with extensive knowledge of design history. Always deriving satisfaction in the pursuit of unattainable perfection, he sought the most efficient ways of directing teams throughout the entirety of a project, from initial concept through careful execution of detailed project documents, to construction administration and final installation.
Named one of the 101 Most Influential InteriorDesigners in America, the firm’s work has been featured editorially in over65 national and international publications, including ArchitecturalRecord, Interior Design, Interiors, GA, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe, and many more. A chosen participant in the prestigious Emerging Voices lecture series by The Architectural League of New York, Scott’s firm also garnered 13 A.I.A. Architecture and InteriorArchitecture awards. His designs have also been exhibited in multiple museums across the UnitedStates and three drawings are part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In addition to his 38 years of practice in commercial, multifamily residential and private residential work, Scott’s continuous passion for interior decoration and furniture design led him to found two furniture lines. The first, Mattaliano, was inspired by the work of Jean Michel Frank andhis famous group of artisans. Partnering with along time Chicago furniture family, he was able to produce new, truly authentic versions of the work of this highly talented group.
In 2013, he founded Truex American Furniture a carefully curated line inspired by the great postwar American interior designers and their one of a kind creations. The October 2014 Architectural Digest introduced Truexin a full-page editorial. Truex was later named the Outstanding New Furniture Line of 2015.