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Gerald Jawaria Robinson is a New York City based design practitioner who specializes in "lifestyle-shaping" home interiors.
A native of New York City and a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT,) Mr. Robinson interned at the studio of the late Benjamin Beckman, FASID. He admits to "owing a debt of gratitude" to Ben, an esteemed mentor, for introducing him to numerous aspects of the design industry that could not be taught in the classroom. He later trained in the principles of construction project management under the auspices of the NYS Office of General Services. This led to his joining URS Associates, an engineering design and construction management firm, as project coordinator for Phase I of New York StatesRiverbank State Park project.
In addition to the above, Mr.Robinson has worked with private clients andalso completed stints in a number of retail-based environments that included Ethan Allen locations in both NYC and New Jersey and the craft-furniture group, Thos. Moser, (then styled, "Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers") at their former Madison Ave location. Regarding the latter, he frequently specified custom modifications to their hand-crafted lines of bespoke, solid wood case-pieces, furniture and upholstery items to tailor them to individual client preferences, needs and environmental conditions. He notes that his customer roster there included at least one reigning monarch and numerous prominent educators, business executives and other highly-successful professionals.
Recently, especially in response to new priorities realized within the marketplace as a result of the C-19 pandemic, Mr. Robinson has focused much attention upon the concept of design as "a central element for promoting health & wellness and a connection between human perceptions and nature." He aims to focus additional attention on designs that create "environments-of-inclusion" for people of varying abilities and life circumstances.
In addition to interior design activities, Mr. Robinson is an "anthro-centrically" motivated photographer [T4photovisuals.com,] a photo-montage artist [katojawaria.com,] and a published author, [bluecirclepress.com,] 'G,' as he is called by friends and clients, divides his time between residences in New York City and Tokyo, Japan.