At Knibb Design we have a passion for making spaces. Our mission is to change the way people feel in their environment, from the luxury estates of Beverly Hills and the Hamptons to the 66th Street School in South Central Los Angeles. Knibb Design reimagines distinctions between contemporary art, architecture, and landscape by redefining traditional understandings of outdoor and indoor space.
Knibb Design’s range of landscape, architectural, and interior projects all incorporate our philosophy of creating a sense of place: a well-designed and integrated package of fantasy, drama, and creature comfort delivered on time and within budget. Our ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards, and enhance the brand of a project’s owner and operator. Each Knibb Design project is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision.
The company’s approach draws upon a variety of influences to create an aesthetic that both enhances and transcends the immediate environment. Our international experience and detailed industry knowledge enables us to identify design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations while maintaining a strong identity and recognition of traditional design values.
Each commission is approached with careful consideration to color, texture, materials, and composition to achieve a natural rhythm and fluidity, while always focusing on the experience, comfort, and thrill of those who will occupy the space.
“Listen, observe, create, elevate….” Designer Sean Knibb has a quiet, open approach to design that begins with a sensitivity and awareness of what a space needs and ends with the skill of knowing how to provide it. As the fearless leader behind Knibb Design Corp., one of Los Angeles’ most prominent and progressive design studios, Sean Knibb’s projects range from restaurants – including the transformation of an IHOP into the multi-award winning A-Frame, to bars, corporate and commercial interiors, residential estates, resort grounds, furniture, gardens, and art.
From his native Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sean’s informal training began at the age of five while cultivating anthuriums in the garden behind his grandparent’s flower shop. The interplay between the nature of the tropics and the colonial formality of his childhood home have cultivated a refined understanding of the juxtaposition of the wild, organic beauty of nature and the restrained geometry of the man-made. That sensibility lead Knibb to seek formal training at Otis Parsons School of the Arts and then, at the age of 23, to open his own design/build firm. The firm quickly grew to become a leader in design, winning large commissions and multiple awards.
Sean Knibb’s projects and collaborations include work with notable landscape and furniture designers including an array of architectural firms. Knibb has consistently executed projects from inception through construction with ease, finesse, and the characteristic professionalism that has built his company’s reputation. Yet, throughout his career Sean has remained true to his roots, “I want to feel natural, I want to feel purposeful, I want to feel comfortable and I want to feel that I’m not destroying my environment, that I’m mindful as much as I possibly can be… I want to remember that the earth is my home and reach for the innovative, the remarkable, and the astonishing at the same time.”