The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Influential Interior Designers in L.A.
Masters of creating clean, modern environments coupled with a timeless aesthetic, Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner earned the design community’s unwavering attention in 2007 for their respectful and enlightened restoration of Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. Warming up modernism with their extensive use of stone and wood, the design duo’s living spaces are customarily linear but never lacking in character.
They like to showcase craftsmanship with quality casework and built-ins — as they did for their sexily masculine showhouse bedroom, inspired by director David Fincher — and frequently use natural outside elements to create a visual dialogue between indoor and outdoor spaces. “I would describe our style as modern but of-the-earth, with a keen sensitivity to the landscape beyond,” says Radziner. Marmol and Radziner, each married with two children, are residents of a craftsman cottage in Rustic Canyon and a self-designed house in Venice, respectively.
Current inspirations: “Jack White’s Blunderbuss. I could watch Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumblefish over and over — so evocative in its black, white, gray and smoke,” says Radziner.