Culture & Diversity: A Conversation with Bobby Berk
Best known as the resident design expert and member of the Fab Five on Netflix’s Emmy-winning series Queer Eye, Bobby Berk brings and insightful and uplifting point of view to conversations about culture and diversity, and the role we can all play in building a better community at work and in our lives.
A Fireside Chat with Bobby Berk
Hailed by Architectural Digest as one of the “most famous interior designers working today,” Emmy-nominated Queer Eye host Bobby Berk illustrates the critical connections between design and life. From his experience working his way up through major companies to open his own design practice, to establishing himself as a beloved TV personality who is known for his warmth and generosity, Bobby brings a unique viewpoint and substantial experience that resonates with audiences.
As the resident design expert and member of the Fab Five on Netflix's Emmy-winning series Queer Eye, Bobby Berk brings change to people's lives by teaching them that a happy home means a happy life. Now in its sixth season, Queer Eye is one of the most popular shows on Netflix and is available in more than 100 countries. In addition to his TV work, Bobby leads his eponymous multi-faceted brand, including comprehensive lifestyle destination BobbyBerk.com. His design firm has quickly become a leader in the home building industry, and in 2020, Architectural Digest crowned Bobby as one of the “most famous interior designers working today."
With a "superpower for transforming lives and living spaces" (Los Angeles Times), Bobby illustrates the critical connections between design and life. Additionally, he brings a unique viewpoint to the design industry, with substantial experience across many facets of the trade. With his extensive background, Bobby has given lectures across the globe on topics including retail, manufacturing, interior design and licensing, among many others.
From Missouri to Texas to Denver, Bobby grew up quickly at a young age and faced many challenges before settling in New York in his 20s. Driven to pursue his passion for interior design, he immersed himself in the retail world, working his way up in companies like Bed Bath & Beyond and Restoration Hardware. Bobby's determination, specific creative eye, and love for people soon earned him the title of Creative Director for Portico Home + Spa.
In 2006, Bobby started his own company and opened his first showroom in lower Manhattan the following year, eventually expanding the business nationwide. Years later, in 2015, he launched his full-service bespoke interior design practice for residential, commercial, and hospitality clientele.
In addition to his Emmy-nominated work as host on Queer Eye, Bobby served as the host of Netflix’s Blown Away: Christmas and was a semi-finalist on the sixth season of FOX’s The Masked Singer.
When Bobby is not running his design practice or filming, he spends his time in Los Angeles, where he resides with his husband, Dewey.