Admit it —
designers are not the first thing that come to mind when
you think of Washington, D.C.
They're probably not the second thing, either.
But that's never stopped Supon Phornirunlit — more
often known simply as Supon — from forging a wildly
successful path as a graphic designer in a city known more
for wonkish policy than stylish digs. And even if you don't
know his name, you've seen his work for Coca-Cola, IBM,
the U.S. Open, the Smithsonian and many, many more.
It's a big business for the former teen from Thailand who
came to the U.S. to finish high school, only to end up founding
one of the city's most renowned design firms, Supon Design
Group. After selling the company in 1999 and taking a few
years off, Supon now works as Supon Creative, continuing
his string of award-winning designs, books, décor
and advertising campaigns.
But there's more than just the stylish eye, as Supon loves
his home and hospitality. In his Kalorama homestead, his
own personal style is on vibrant display — albeit
ever-changing, as he redecorates his townhouse every year.