After a year in California as a window dresser for I. Magnin and Bullocks, he returned to New York, where he worked as clothing designer and window dresser by day. At night he studied with Hans Hofmann. His ceramic works were shown at the Whitney Annual Exhibition in 1944. His jewelry designs were exhibited in a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art.
He began to make a name for himself as an interior designer in the mid-1940s, employing a minimalist style, a monochromatic palette and luxurious accents, such as rich leathers and furs. He was one of the earliest American designers to use industrial materials in the home and pioneered the conversation pit.
In 1964 he began to collaborate with Brickel Associates, designing furniture and textiles. In 1987 he began working with Geiger. He also designed for Tiffany and Company, Sasaki and Hermes.
His designs are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
From nytimes.com and geigerintl.com