Fox-Nahem Delivers Personalized Spaces Through Original Designs Unique to Every Client

When Wood-Mode was contacted by Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem Associates regarding a project he was working on with Susan and Robert Downey Jr., there was no question that we would be part of this unique project.
Fox-Nahem— a personal, client oriented, hands-on design firm—has received worldwide recognition for projects across the United States with renowned architects and clients. Joe’s designs can be found in the former home of Jacqueline Kennedy at 740 Park Avenue, the famed Dakota, and now recently Robert Downey Jr’s home in the Hamptons—to name just a few.
Joe’s design signature is said to lie “in his ability, from the first meeting through project completion, to dig deep into his clients’ minds to realize their ideas, needs, and individual tastes.” On the Fox-Nahem website, Joe is quoted as saying, “decorating is intimate and personal. As a designer, you have to be able to let go of your ego and design a personalized space that is going to reflect the people who live there.”
Released in November 2017, Joe’s first book “Fox-Nahem, The Design Vision of Joe Nahem” is a large, photo-rich hardcover edition that “presents his most luxurious, exuberant and refined interiors while showcasing his own personal take on modernism.” In the book’s foreword by Robert Downey Jr., the actor gives testimony to Joe’s approach through his own experience during the design renovation of his classic Windmill estate in East Hampton. To see the breadth of style and creativity Joe offers his clients, view a portion of the book here.
Of course the collaboration of building a custom kitchen to the creative design specifications of Joe Nahem would not be possible without the custom cabinetry design experience and attentive service provided by Montreal-based Grolle Cabinetry. With a history of being a successful Wood-Mode Masters Club dealer, their continued success is based on principles of innovation, design expertise, product selections and client responsiveness. They are the perfect partner for Fox-Nahem.
The custom Wood-Mode kitchen for Susan and Robert Downey Jr. was part of a feature cover story in the December issue of Architectural Digest. It is reported that, during the interview for the story, the clients spoke in depth about the kitchen and how pleased they were with the space. Much like the rest of the home, the variety of textures, colors, materials, and light fixtures exceeded their expectations. Along with Joe, we share a deep pride in the outcome of the project and are thrilled to be selected among other artisans for the home.
 See the whimsy and fun designed into Susan and Robert Downey Jr’s home in this video tour.
For more information about Joe Nahem, read an exclusive 1-on-1 interview conducted by Architectural Digest.