Imagine a Place Podcast with Annie Lee of ENV

A journey from fashion to interiors

This episode features Annie Lee, Design Principal at ENV in New York. Annie’s path to design is anything but ordinary She gives us a taste of life inside the fashion industry, and we end up in a great conversation around the similarities of Design and Language. The part you’ll love most though is the incredible story of her grandmother in Korea that will leave you inspired to endure and make the most of your career in design.



Images discussed in this episode:

Korean Art discussed on the imagine a place podcast with Annie Lee of ENV       Korean Art discussed on the imagine a place podcast with Annie Lee of ENV      Korean Art discussed on the imagine a place podcast with Annie Lee of ENV

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Fashion and design
  • Interior design

Quotes from Annie Lee: 

"Design is a way of communication."

About Annie Lee of ENV:

Annie Lee is a Principal at New York-based architectural and interior design firm ENV (formerly known as Environetics) and brings diverse design experience. After joining the ENV team almost 20 years ago, Annie's passion for finding the human connection in design is found at the core of her career path.

Annie Lee also serves as President of International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA NY), a professional organization that unites interior design professionals in the New York area. Lee leads initiatives to provide New York chapter members with networking opportunities, educational events, and charitable initiatives. Passionate about fostering a strong design community for members, Lee has been a member of IIDA since 2008, and has a track record of dedicating her efforts to a variety of the organization’s initiatives, including DEX NYC® (Design Exchange NYC).

Starting her career as a fashion buyer, Lee’s inherent creativity and curatorial design eye have translated perfectly to the architecture and interior design realm.

Related Imagine a Place podcast episodes: 

David Galullo (Rapt Studio): The truth about great workplace culture.

Donald Rattner (My Creative Space): Is your home limiting your creativity?

Autumn Gloetzner (DLR Group): Finding your place in design.


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  • Annie Lee
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