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Interior design executive

Sylvia Owen, interior design executive. Named Women of Design, Rizzoli; named one of 100 Best Interior Designers Worldwide, Architectural Digest; recipient Outstanding Achievement award and 1st prize, Institute Business Designers and Interior Design Magazine, 1992. Member of American Institute of Architects (associate), American Society Interior Designers (Best Design 1st prize 1992).


Owen, Sylvia was born on June 25, 1939. Daughter of Manfred and Maria Curry.


Graduate in Interior Design, University Munich, 1963. Graduate, New York School Interior Design, 1965.


With International Knoll Planning Unit, New York City, 1968—1971. Senior interior designer, associate John Carl Warnecke and Associates, 1971—1978. Partner Innerplan, 1978—1982.

Founder, operator Owen & Mandolfo, Inc., since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank, Republic National Bank, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Headquarters, Bedminster, New Jersey, Sun Company Headquarters, Radnor, Pennsylvania, Globtik Tankers' Executive Offices, New York City (1st prize, Interior Design Magazine, 1976), American Hospital Paris Expansion, City College of New York, Commerzbank, New York City, Restoration Villard Houses for Capital Cities Communications, Incorporated, Beneficial Management Corporation, Peapack, New Jersey, David Murdock Associates, New York City, developing, General Telephone Electric Headquarters Building, Stamford, Connecticut, Dime Savings Banks, Long Island, Christian Dior Stores, New York City, Bal Harbour, Florida, Tower Stes. Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Trump Tower Stores, designing, New York Offices of Continental Airlines, Disney Offices New York City, Belgian Consulate, German-American Chamber of Commerce, National Center Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, numerous others, redesigning, Neiman-Marcus Store, San Francisco, developing new image, Charles Jourdan Stores, Davidoff of Geneva, Los Angeles, designing numerous private residences, works public, Architectural Record, Interior Design, Interiors, New York Magazine, New York Times, Architectural Digest.


Member of American Institute of Architects (associate), American Society Interior Designers (Best Design 1st prize 1992).


Married Christopher Owen, October 9, 1965. 1 child Tjasa.

Manfred Curry

Maria Curry

Christopher Owen

Tjasa Owen