Billy Cotton is a versatile and multi-disciplinary American design firm known for its intelligence and unique sensibility. Led by Creative Director Billy Cotton, its mission is to imbibe environments with originality and nuance, masterfully integrating the project’s unique characteristics throughout. Specializing in a multi-scaled approach to design, Billy Cotton’s oeuvre spans architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting and product design. The practice produces projects ranging from residential to commercial as well as new constructions and renovations.


Rooted in the industrial design ethos of integrated design, Billy Cotton takes a comprehensive approach to every project. Driven by a cohesive problem-solving process, the studio houses architects, interior designers, product and industrial designers under one roof. This allows each project team to take on a collaborative approach, addressing challenges from multiple directions, and providing clients with the flexibility and resourcefulness that differentiates the practice.


Creative Director and Owner Billy Cotton is an award-winning American designer driven by a passion to create objects and environments that call attention to the richness of the lived present. Raised in Vermont, Billy also spent time in Paris before moving to New York City to study industrial design at Pratt Institute. While still a student, he began fabricating bespoke furniture for private clients, which led to the founding of the Billy Cotton practice in 2004. Billy Cotton has received widespread acclaim for his designs and has been featured in The World of Interiors, New York Magazine, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, among others.