Michael Reynolds is a New York-based creative director who works across many disciplines and media as an editorial stylist, exhibition and set designer, advertising director, curator and visual brand consultant and book editor.
His wide-ranging editorial, commercial, publishing and museum projects are linked by a fundamental concern with the cultural role of design and its intersection with the worlds of fine art, fashion, pop culture and broader social trends.
Frequently working in close collaboration with foremost contemporary artists, photographers, art directors and craftsmen, Reynolds is renowned for the poignancy, wit and insight he brings to all his assignments, from large-scale environmental installations and compelling image-making to consultations on brand identity and renewal.
His services have been enlisted by a wide range of high-profile clients, including Calvin Klein Home and Fragrance, Herman Miller, Vera Wang, Aerin Lauder, and many of the world’s leading design, fashion and art publications. Recently, he has expanded his purview to include curating and exhibition design, with notable projects for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the influential New York decorative arts gallery R 20th Century. His first book, TOM HOUSE, for Rizzoli Publications comes out in Spring 2016.
Born in Manhattan’s East Village and educated at New York University, Reynolds joined the editorial staff of Vogue magazine in 1990. He spent six years there before joining Condé Nast’s revitalized House & Garden as a senior style editor.
In the mid 1990s, Reynolds became a key member of the team that conceived and launched Wallpaper, the award-winning, London-based magazine that pioneered an innovative, fully integrated approach to the subjects of art, architecture, design, fashion and travel.
Today, he continues in his role as Wallpaper’s US editor while also serving as a contributing editor to Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, and T Magazine.