DPD, a contemporary full service boutique firm specializing in custom residential interior architecture, interior design and provocative brand conscious commercial interior architecture.
Commercial and residential projects include The Zafran Boutique Hotel (Italy), The renowned MXYPLYZYK retail on Grove Street NJ, Joan Shepp Shoe Lounge on Walnut street in Philadelphia, The YogaSmoga in Greenwich Ct. and Brentwood California, private residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, 2 bedroom Cultural Contemporary Pied-a -Terre in Union Square for the South American industrialist family Beharry, NYC apartment, full gut renovations in the Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Kips Bay, Upper East Side areas, and designed a conservative sized value engineered home for a client in Columbia County NY. From 1992 to 2002 Mr. Perna worked for major entertainment corporations NBC, CBS, ABC, Rainbow Media, Sony Studios, Broadway Video, Show Time, Paramont Television and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
"The process of Interior design & architecture filters down to one factor, a clear understanding and relationship to the client. We listen and work to gain knowledge of the clients visual language. If we, the client, and design firm, communicate openly and clearly; all finical, practical, and aesthetic values will line up to achieve a good experience and a fantastic product, your home, retail showroom, or boutique hotel."
Perna’s approach to design goes beyond aesthetics. He believes that designers should concern themselves with the evolution of humanity - the way people think, live and feel. Perna has long recognized that design has the capacity to make an individual feel as though they live in a time of great thought and respect for their fellow humans.
"A quality of life, design has the potential to change our emotional state, the way we think, and choose to live."
Danielé lives in West Village, Manhattan with his daughter, Isabella Zosima.