Theresa Bienenstein can refer to many years of international experience in designing high-end hospitality, retail and residential projects, as well as product display and furniture projects. From the outset, her work has focused on ways of approaching each project as a layered, sensory and highly individual environment to shape an experience composed of many fundamental aspects - space, light, proportion, colour, materials and touch - rather than on developing a specific stylistic set.
Perfectionistic yet intuitive, Theresa sees each of her projects as a wholly individual and unique response to its requirements and the desires and visions of her discerning clients. The interiors she conceives aim to create a distinct architectural presence, infused by refined volumes, clean lines and informed choices of materials. Custom designs and eclectic art and vintage objects complement and enrich her creations and add a layer of uniqueness. While paying great attention to the overall experience, Theresa is known for her special focus on details and impeccable style. Her international background and experience in the art world allows each creative process and the allied research she undertakes, to be informed by, and anchored in a cosmopolitan artistic context. Her work spans a wide range of scales and typologies, from a luxury hotel in Istanbul, an international retail concept for a French luxury fur brand, a major New York residence to an outdoor furniture collection.
Bienenstein Concepts is a creative design studio offering design solutions, art direction and consulting, home staging, scenography and styling. Prior to establishing Bienenstein Concepts in 2012, Theresa worked with Gabellini Sheppard and RPG in New York. In Paris, she has worked with the LVMH Group, India Mahdavi and Workshop Consultants. During her studies in Vienna, she trained with acclaimed architectural firms.
Theresa Bienenstein earned her Master’s degree in design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she studied under architect Paolo Piva. While there, she earned a fellowship for study at ESAG Penninghen, a renowned school of interior architecture and graphic design in Paris.