Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Interior Designer, Parviz Pargari was born in Kermanshah, Iran. He moved to Los Angeles in 1989, where he studied at California State University, Northridge. Pargari obtained a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, followed by a master’s degree in Wood and Furniture Design.
He started his career as a designer for an international company in 1998, designing furniture that was subsequently sold by major retailers. In 2000, Pargari worked for a renowned interior design firm in Beverly Hills before deciding to start his own company. In 2002, he became the founder and president of Pargari Design International and later launched his own line of custom-designed furniture. Since then, he has been designing European (French country style and Italian villa-style), Spanish and traditional California style, as well as classic modern style homes in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Marina del Rey and Los Angeles.
His mastery of imagination, color, and comfort add to the uniqueness that translates into every workshop and design he creates – in Los Angeles and beyond. Pargari’s designs resonate a predilection for bold choices in color and a keen sense for the proper way to use them. For him, color reflects individuality and taste, and he strives to awaken that passion in every client. As a result, his work has been published time and again in several interior design publications.
The idea of design is to create a unique and comfortable environment, while never compromising the elegance and vivaciousness of the home. Interior design is not just about furniture; it is about color, texture, fabric, woodwork, lighting, accessories, space and landscape – all coming together in the most cohesive way possible.
In 2014, Pargari was awarded The Gusi Peace Prize, honoring his professional work and peaceful solutions through Interior Architectural and Furniture Design. According to California Homes Magazine, “Pargari’s accomplishments and achievements have made him a living paradigm emulated by many, not only in the United States of America, but also in his birth country Iran, throughout Asia and the International community” (California Homes 2014, page 57).
To better understand the concept of Interior and Furniture design, and to contribute to the development of the new generation of designers, Pargari has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.
In 2018, Pargari was nominated for a Sino-Phil Asia International Peace Award, earning the title Honorary President which acknowledged his contributions to peace and humanity. According to the Chairman of Sino-Phil Asia Sir, Billy Chan, Pargari is an outstanding Honorary president for this foundation.
In October 2019 as an internationally known designer and philanthropist, as well as his devotion to peace and betterment have furthered his achievements indelibly, he was formally commended for his peacemaking legacy by being Knighted into the World Brother Chapter of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, the Philippines loyal guardians of peace and oldest Order for nation dated back in 1911. As an indoctrinated member, Pargari now wears the title of “Sir” Parviz Pargari.