It's Totally Possible to Go into Business with Your S.O.

The couple behind one of the world’s most influential design firms show us how.

By: Emily Ramshaw
Photography: Renée Rodenkirchen
Videographer: Renée Rodenkirchen

You will never have a more lovely afternoon (seriously!) than one spent with George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. The founders, partners, real-life couple behind the world-renowned design firm (they count the Four Seasons and the Miami Beach Edition hotels among their countless projects) are perhaps the most pleasant company ever. The first time we visited their expansive West Village apartment to Coveteur their closets, we left laden with gifts that they insisted we take with us—so, of course, we went back for more, this time to get a little deeper into what it is that makes the couple tick.

If you get even the tiniest smile on your face watching this, or a strong desire to take them out for espresso and breakfast pastry (which was what we did during filming) while you’re watching this video, then we’ve done our jobs. Meanwhile, Yabu and Pushelberg are currently busy launching six (!) new collections at Salone del Mobile this week. More than 35 years later (double !!) and they’ve still got it...

 

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