Megan Lisak, founder and CEO of One Century Design is best known for merging sophisticated glamour with casual elegance. This may sound like a conundrum to many, but this ability to use the juxtaposition of old and new in an inventive way is what has skyrocketed her career over the last 16 years in the industry.
Megan discovered her passion for art, textiles and design at the young age of 16. Her breadth of experience as an interior designer began prior to studying at The University of Georgia. At the age of 16 Lisak was hired as a design assistant at an architecture firm, after her first day on the job she knew she had found her passion. Her hands on experience paired with her education from the University of Georgia prepared her for her next move to California.
“It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. “ W. Somerset Maugham
Lisak works directly with her clients listening to their life experiences to create intimate designs that interpret their stories into a shared and comprehensive vision.
“A key factor in art and design is being a perceptive listener, and not just with clients but with ones self ,” Lisak says. “Not everyone is the same, we change daily, that is to be embraced and shown in the movement of the design.”
She draws inspiration from her surroundings, both past and present as well as her extensive travels all over the globe. After many years working for the top Italian design houses including Fendi Casa Trussardi Casa Bentley Home Bugatti Home and Visionnaire she then went on to launch One Century Design.
Over the last decade she has collaborated with only the industry's paramount brands designing furniture pieces, bed linens, retail showrooms, lighting fixtures, products, packaging and architectural elements. Specializing in exceptional collects spaces that integrate luxury and classic art, cars or live water and fire elements add to the excitement of each special space and Megan’s unique signature.
Designing unique and custom pieces with world renown manufacturers outside of Milan she spends part of her year onsite building kitchens, bathrooms and spectacular furnishings. Megan’s Recently expanding to include aviation, where the objective is the comfort and well being of each passenger ensuring the journey as unique as each project.
Lisak is a true artist that brings a highly cultivated knowledge of art appreciation, past work experience, education and skill to all of her projects, but most of all it is a love of design, her wanting to share that love with others and her ability to connect with a diverse clientele that makes not only the work of Megan Lisak memorable but her unforgettable.