about us

Tersigni Palachek is a boutique New York metropolitan area based design firm, led by designers Michael Tersigni and David Palachek. For over twenty years, Michael and David have consistently brought a distinctive approach to international branded environments that foster emotional and experiential connections. They have created or guided brands such as Banana Republic, Disney Store, Ermenengildo Zegna, Pottery Barn Kids, Smith and Hawken, and together crafted branded environments for Giggle, Henri Bendel, Jones NY, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Loft, Silver Jean Co., Victoria’s Secret, as well as various emerging brands.

Tersigni Palachek also brings its unique retail design and branding philosophies to both commercial and luxury residential design. Residential real estate developers and investors look to Tersigni Palachek to give their properties a distinct look and emotional bond, connecting to their target market, and differentiating their offerings in a fiercely competitive landscape.

Tersigni Palachek also creates signature private residences ranging from Manhattan townhouses, to waterside retreats, tailored to the client’s personal taste and lifestyle. Michael and David’s approach is to be an editor of style and resource for the unique and unusual resulting in a home the client knows is exclusively their own and like no other.

Tersigni Palachek is dedicated to the creative journey and keeping it fun. The studio is and will remain an intimate and "hands on", bringing creative exploration and innovative solutions to the forefront and delivering one of a kind signature design solutions to our clients and friends.

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Michael Tersigni brings over thirty years of creative leadership in the international architecture and interior design industry. His teams have created signature store environments for brands such as Zegna, Disney Store, and Banana Republic. Michael's broad experience ranges from an extensive background in urban real estate development to hand crafting furniture of his design.

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David Palachek brings over twenty years of award winning talent, spanning the architectural, interior design, and branding industries. He has created or contributed to brands such as Delta Airlines, British Airlines, Smith & Hawken, and Pottery Barn Kids. David has served an adjunct professor of design at LIM College in Manhattan and lecturers at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Designer Kira Hajosch contributes her exceptional talent and experience in corporate, residential and retail design and construction. She has designed and implemented sophisticated environments and amenities for a wide variety of clients spanning Manhattan and the NY Metro area. Kira holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Designer Ivan Enriquez contributes his outstanding talent and experience in retail, residential and commercial design. He has been involved in the design and implementation of innovative retail stores, fitness centers as well as residential and office renovations for a wide range of clients throughout the country. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.