john barboni
co-founder

John Barboni draws on a background that merges design, management, art and fashion. His experience spans projects ranging from private, public, and institutional, to award winning historic landmark reconstruction and innovative sustainable design.

Sharing a strong concern for environmental and social responsibility, Mr. Barboni’s work in sustainable design was featured in his “Energy-Conscious Design” lecture for the Kitchawan Institute with Carl Stein, and in articles featured in both Architectural Record and Metropolis.

His achievements at elemental have earned Mr. Barboni recent recognition as one of New York City’s most influential professionals by fashion icon Lacoste and South Africa’s Top Billing Magazine and TV series with additional interviews by Atmosphere Design Magazine, the Seattle Examiner, Startup Nation, and Fortune Small Business.

Mr. Barboni’s experience is complemented by a background of work in fashion with Ford Models, New York and Best One, Paris. Additionally, as founder of art collective NYCART.org, Mr. Barboni maintains an ongoing commitment to support emerging artists in New York City and an active involvement in fashion and media events around the world.

Mr. Barboni holds a degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and further studied architecture, economics, art history and Italian in Venice, Italy and New York University. He is a certified E-RYT200 Yoga Instructor registered with the international Yoga Alliance, and teaches weekly volunteer classes in Manhattan.