Ronen Lev is a New York based architecture and interior design studio founded on the notion that good design, thoughtfully curated, makes life better. In addition to its practice, Ronen Lev aims to make that philosophy accessible to all through product recommendations and interviews with notable makers.
“Nothing more, nothing less.”
Ronen Lev was founded by Jessica Wilpon Kamel, a designer and Interior architect with a background in online retail. She has a BFA in Art History and Painting from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. She has studied Textile Design at The Danish Design School in Copenhagen and Curatorial Studies at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. After completing her Master, she worked as an Interior Architect at StudioMDA. In 2009 she cofounded Edition01, an e-commerce startup that produced apparel and product collaborations among leading designers. Ronen Lev was founded in 2016. The Sourcebook was conceived as the smart, selective, modern interiors sourcebook she realized was missing from the online space. Ronen and Lev are her children’s names.
Christina Akiskalou joined Ronen Lev as Partner in 2018. She brings over 10 years of extensive experience in the architecture and interior design field. Prior to joining, Christina served as lead Project Architect and Designer at StudioMDA since 2009. During this time she managed the design and construction of various high-end residential projects in New York with a focus on Manhattan and Brooklyn. Her portfolio includes apartments, residential townhouses and landmark buildings up to 15,000 sqft. She received her professional diploma as an architect engineer from the Aristotle University in Greece. She also studied in École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette and received her Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in NYC. Christina lives with her husband and two kids in Tribeca.