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Meet Erin Ruby

Erin Ruby is an American designer of interiors, products, and fabrics, known for her holistic approach to design.

Based in New York City, she founded Erin Ruby Design in 2014. Having worked at renowned commercial architecture firms for over 15 years, Erin applies her interior design expertise to product development. Her work has garnered numerous design awards and has been featured in Interior Design, Contract, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Interiors & Sources, Azure, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

Erin Ruby at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

In May 2018, Decca London proudly introduced Erin Ruby to the UK design community. Erin gave an inspirational speech at Clerkenwell Design Week designing with purpose and how interiors can affect our well-being. You can watch the full talk in the video below 

Erin Ruby on Designing with purpose from Decca Europe on Vimeo.



In addition, we asked Erin a few questions to give you an insight into her view of the creative process as a multidisciplinary designer.


What is the favourite part of your job as a multidisciplinary designer?

Being able to shift between big picture concepts to in-depth, highly detailed problem solving never gets old. I like to work both sides of my brain. When you think about it, creativity is really only 10% of the equation. 90% of what I do is managing the process of getting something built. No two days are the same, which I love.

Erin Ruby and Gait table from Decca Contract

Erin Ruby and the Gait table that she designed for Decca Contract

Do you think you have more freedom working on interiors, furniture, or fabrics?

That's a tough one. It really depends on the client or the problem being solved. I actually find comfort in constraints - they force you to be resourceful. When given the world, what will you design? Which by the way, is something I experienced designing the Gait™ Collection for Decca! That's a very daunting prospect. But exciting nonetheless.


As a designer of both furniture and fabrics, how do you see these two elements working together?

With all materials, you want to make sure they suit the product being designed, or see if they can be used in unexpected ways. I recently designed a fabric comprised of cork veneer that can be used as a wall treatment or upholstery fabric. I would love to develop a proprietary fabric or mesh where the fabric is itself the structure.

What criteria do you consider most important when choosing furniture for your interior design projects?

Aesthetics that are cohesive with the project, and functionality.



In 2017, Erin's Gait™ Collection premiered at NeoCon,  a leading event for the commercial design industry, won the Best of NeoCon Silver Award and was also the Interior Design's HiP Honoree





Gait™ large table and credenza


Gait™ desk with Bing chair

DECCA_GAIT_round meeting table

Gait™ round meeting table

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