“We will continue to press all the boundaries in frameless door engineering as we leave our subtle marks on the architecture of this century.” – Richard Gelles
Insensation was founded in Switzerland with the explicit principle to promote minimalism in architecture. Having worked with some of the most impressive European architects and engineers of this generation, Swiss-American founder Richard Gelles has been developing property and designing products since 1997. His unique background in design, construction, law and finance have culminated in world-class products used by minimalist architects in 16 countries.
After implementing the very first frameless doors in 2002, Richard began a journey of product development which led him to being the world’s foremost expert in frameless technologies. The products receive accolades from industrial designers, engineers and architects alike, all people who study and appreciate the intricate details of design and functionality. Where most frameless products fail at durability, customization and ease of installation, Richard has ensured that his frameless doors remain technologically far ahead of all others. This is accomplished by a network of family-owned businesses like Insensation, which guarantee best-in-class components and manufacturing never seen in this industry.
Insensation’s intimate ‘swiss-like’ shop located on 31st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan, serves as a design studio for its interior doors. Insensation also has shops in Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco. In Europe, we deliver to clients in 14 countries.
Richard works with a team of talented individuals to bring some of the most advanced, minimalist building products to architects and design-build contractors. Some of the key people making this happen:
Engineering Geniuses: Giannis, Jaap
Quality Managers: Ana, Marco
Sales Leaders: Matthew, Jahni
Construction Pros: Alex, Tim
Logistics Specialists: Patrick, Despina
Markets and Design: Tristyn, Matthias
Finance Experts: Greg, Thomas
Richard is an allied member of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter.