Dennis Lee is an artist, design director, stylist, and the President of Tyler Hall, a wallcovering/fabric company that sells products internationally and domestically for almost 20 years. His art/design studio, Dennis Lee Inc. creates residential/contract fabrics, wallcoverings, carpets, and apparel prints and accessories. Professor Dennis Lee teaches in both the Textile/Surface Design majors and the Fabric Styling majors and is a graduate of FIT in Interior Design and SUNY Empire with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Decorative Arts. www.tyler-hall.com
Professor Lee teaches: HFS182 Develop an Eye for Styling
Teaching Philosophy: I’ve always believed if you have been given the “artistic gene” then it is essential to yourself and your world that you create and cultivate that gift as much as possible. That’s why FIT has been a sanctuary for many of us as students and professors. The decorative arts, fashion, architecture, and fine arts have been one of the cornerstones of our culture since civilizations began. I impress upon my students the importance of design and how it makes us who we are. Many creative skills can be developed with the guidance of dedicated professors and a continuous pursuit. I believe highly in exploring the artistic process for that’s when the best results are achieved.
On Precollege Programs: FIT’s precollege programs have been one of the highlights of my teaching career. I’m so happy to be teaching my Bachelor Degree Textile/Fabric styling courses and see students who had gone through the precollege programs, planned and acquired their associates and then see them in my classes. Yes, they are usually the best students! It’s amazing to get the training and exposure in the high school years from the FIT faculty because you develop your skillset as well as your confidence early on.
The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose
Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Clients include Interior Designers and Design Companies:
French luxury House; Pierre Frey, Boussac and Braquenie, Vervain/Fabricut, Sherle Wagner, Dorothy Draper, Carleton V, and interior designers, Matthew Patrick Smythe, Victoria Hagen, and Bunny Williams.
“The 15th Pines Biennial Art Show”
NY Fire Island Arts Project, juried art show, Fire Island Pines, August 2015
“Home Is Where The Heart Is” American Heart Association Designer Show Houses-Tyler Hall’s wallpapers showcased in these historic manor houses along with Designers NoliHahn. . April 2015 and Dec. 2013
EDITORIALS AND PRODUCT SHOWCASE:
Style at Home
“At First Sight” Tyler Hall’s Sanctuary wallcovering graces the walls of this serene children’s nursery. Feb.2016
“Fancy Free” Designer Elizabeth Pyne creates a NYC apt with Tyler Hall’s Follies, wallpaper. July/August 2015
World of Interiors
“Roll Models” A selection of geometrically themed wallpapers featuring Encore by Tyler Hall. April 2015
“Wall Wow” Cover photograph of Newsday LI Home, NY Now. Wallpaper Renaissance highlighting Tyler Hall’s Casa Di Whitney, Teahouse, and Follies. Romantic patterns in modern houses. April 2015 cover page
“True to the Past” Matthew Patrick Smyth designs 20th century Hamptons house featuring Tyler Hall’s Bloomsbury wallpaper. August 2014
Connecticut Cottages and Homes
“Posh Wallpapers in Posh Hues” wallpapers from Tyler Hall’s; Fjord, Glacier. April 2014 cover photo