HARRY NURIEV (b.1984) is a New York and Paris - based artist, architect, furniture designer, and the founder and creative director of Crosby Studios, an interior architecture and design firm launched in 2014. After opening a second branch in New York in July of 2017, T: The New York Times Style Magazine heralded Nuriev as a pioneering voice in global minimalism. Across a variety of specializations ranging from architecture to interior design and designed objects, Nuriev uses minimalism as a philosophical framework, marrying geometric primaries with crisp logic, creating invigorating and exuberant interiors that serve as vehicles for much broader ideas about how we live and work.
Nuriev’s creative practice spans a broad range of typologies, including public spaces, private residences, retail stores, product design, and fashion and art collaborations, and immersive installations, often created through the lens of radical design and informed by the aesthetics of contemporary consumer culture. In 2017, Nuriev held his first museum solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, and has since collaborated with contemporary artist Liam Gillick and architect Rem Koolhaas's OMA, crafted a limited edition home goods collection and pop-up installation for Opening Ceremony, designed a seasonal café and community space for Dover Street Market Paris, and joined forces with Nike to create a furniture collection for the launch of the new Air Max 720 sneaker. For Design Miami/ in December of 2019, Nuriev received critical acclaim for The Balenciaga Sofa, a conceptual, sustainable furniture installation designed by the artist in collaboration with the French fashion house, Balenciaga, and has since continued to collaborate with the brand.
Cross-pollinating his respective art, design, fashion, and architecture practices, Nuriev is known for creating sculptural furniture collections presented within immersive installations that often blend material, virtual and augmented realities. His recent work has shifted to incorporate digital practices, including digital spaces for Valentino and Nike, and for the covers of Hypebeast Magazine, Vogue, and Architectural Digest. More recently, Nuriev unveiled an explorative, virtual showroom for his new lifestyle and home goods brand, Crosby Studios Home, launched alongside his new mixed use design headquarters and community space, Crosby Studios Store; launched Crosby Café, a mixed-use, seasonal lounge space and café presented at 35/37 by Dover Street Market Paris; and presented a new body of immersive environments at Design Miami/ 2021 in both Basel and Miami Beach.