Sunday, March 11, 2012
ARCHIVE / MICHAEL KREISS: FAREWELL TO A DESIGN PRO
STYLE LEADER--San Diego County resident, Michael Kreiss, who died March 5, left behind only his physical presence. His scope of work will endure. His passing gives us pause to reflect on the man, the artist, the designer, who led Kreiss, a multi generation interior design and furnishings empire with at last count 13 design showroom locations throughout the U.S and Mexico into world-wide prominence.
Emerging as CEO of a family-owned operation, he forged over several decades the “Kreiss Look,” a contemporary style of high-end furnishings, interior design and architecture that possessed a casual yet elegant appeal. Kreiss clients ranged from shopkeepers to superstars. His quiet sophistication influenced how the world perceives his beloved “California Look.”
He leaves behind a wonderful family, remarkable energy in high-end residential design and a company that will continue to be at the top of its game.
Thanks to Michael Kreiss, many of us see, appreciate and live-in a world of creamy camel with accents of ocean-blue and off-white.
Source: This news first appeared March 7 in San Diego Home/Garden website (www.sandiegohomegarden) and facebook