||Project Michelangelo Team
Armstrong’s Michelangelo Design Council was established in 2005 in response to the growing need for current insights, expanded
resources and new solutions for customized ceiling design. The Council includes nationally known interior design and home
improvement professionals with a proven commitment to elevating the importance of ceiling design in residential environments.
Considered one of the country’s leading designers, Eric Cohler has been dubbed by industry editors as the “Mixmaster” for
his use of contemporary materials. Eric has earned critical praise since establishing his firm in 1991. House Beautiful described him as one of the 14 “best of the best” in the “next wave of designers in America,” and he is included annually
in their “Top 100” issue. He received Traditional Home’s “Designer of the Year” Award and has been recognized by his peers
as “one of the 26 leading designers in the United States.”
Leading domestic and international publications such as Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Town & Country, and The New York Times prominently feature Cohler’s work on a regular basis. Additionally, Cohler is a contributing writer for House Beautiful, Traditional Home, American Art Collector and “Swatchbox,” an online designer blog. Cohler has made numerous television appearances on networks including HGTV, Fine
Living, CBS and PBS; he appeared on ABC’s The View in spring 2008. He holds a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University School of Architecture and
a certificate in design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.