Andrew Fisher earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Sculpture, Drawing and Metalsmithing from the California College of the Arts in 1978. During his years at CCA, Fisher was a three time winner of their Merit Scholarship. Shortly after graduation he went to work for John G. Hallock Interiors in San Francisco, where he remained and became a partner during the following twenty five years and had the pleasure of designing extraordinary residential interiors for much of San Francisco society. Simultaneously Mr. Fisher developed a strong and successful studio practice, focusing on painting, sculpture and the design and crafting of fantasy furniture and light fixtures. During these years Mr. Fisher also collaborated with Tony Duquette on numerous interiors and objects.
In 1981, Jeffry Weisman received his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Design at Stanford University, where he studied in Palo Alto and Florence, Italy. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won the Harley Earl Prize in Design. Subsequently, Mr. Weisman designed corporate interiors and custom furniture at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Gensler. He returned to Stanford Business School in 1985 and earned a Masters in Business Administration degree. Mr. Weisman began lecturing in the undergraduate and graduate Design programs at Stanford while studying at the business school, which he continued during ten academic years.
After earning his MBA in 1987 he established First Design, a consultancy focused on the development and licensing of product designs. During the next three years Mr. Weisman worked closely with his late partner, Charles Pfister, on an extensive range of furniture, lighting, and other product designs. Following Pfister’s death in 1990 Mr. Weisman changed his focus to residential interiors – work for which he discovered a passion during high school while working for a gifted designer. Within a few years, residential interiors became the mainstay of the firm’s business.
First Design became Fisher Weisman when Andrew Fisher joined the firm in 1999. The firm’s work, described in the New York Times Sunday Magazine as "drop dead, big city chic", includes distinctively luxurious and innovative interiors as well as furniture, lighting, and other product design. In addition to residential interiors, Fisher Weisman’s body of work includes offices, showrooms and hotels. Fisher Weisman has designed several furniture collections for Michael Taylor Designs and The Wicker Works, as well as iconic light fixtures for Boyd Lighting’s Kentfield Collection.
Fisher Weisman projects have been published in Elle Decor, House & Garden, Luxe Quarterly, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Interior Design, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Vogue, Food & Wine, The Robb Report, Western Interiors and Design, San Francisco Magazine, 7X7, and the San Francisco Chronicle magazine. Their work has been featured in many foreign publications including Maison & Jardin (France) and Disegño Interior (Spain). House & Garden Television and the Discovery Channel, and a wide variety of coffee table books, have showcased Fisher Weisman projects and interviews.
Mr. Weisman is a member of the board of directors of HopeLab, a California-based nonprofit organization that develops innovative interventions to improve the lives of young people confronting chronic illness. HopeLab emphasizes creative solutions that meaningfully increase young people’s sense of control over their disease and improve health outcomes. Recently, he joined the board of a new for-profit venture launched by HopeLab to build and market a motion tracking device and interactive website designed to increase physical activity in children ages 11-14.
Mr. Weisman lives in San Francisco and Healdsburg, California where he discovered a latent and entirely unexpected love of gardening and not wearing suits on weekends.