By way of California, and several years in Europe, Stuart moved as a teenager to New York City and developed a thriving decorative arts business, ultimately opening the Stuart Parr Gallery in Chelsea. At the age of 24, Parr’s design for his Tribeca loft was featured on the cover of New York Magazine’s Design Issue. His next loft donned the cover of Elle Décor and 20 other magazines throughout the world. His iconic Clearhouse on Shelter Island, was photographed for a TSE Cashmere campaign, and for Tod’s by legendary photographer, Elliott Erwitt. Stuart’s most recent architectural design is Marble House Tribeca, a 10,000 square foot townhouse with a 44-ft lap pool set in a quarried room wrapped entirely in Carrara marble. Marble House has already been featured in a number of prominent magazines.
In addition to design, Stuart developed and co-produced the acclaimed hit film “8 Mile”, “Get Rich or Die Tryin”, and is working on several additional film projects, including “Loving Frank”, based upon the life of Frank Lloyd Wright.
In addition, Stuart manages world-renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, and recently oversaw the development of the Newson Aquarama Super by famed Italian boatmaker, Riva. Since 2006, Newson has been a permanent artist with the Gagosian Gallery, selling out shows in both New York and London, with all production managed by Stuart.
Stuart also owns the registered trademark for one of the great design legends of the ‘30s, Jean-Michel Frank, as well as the trademark for modernist Warren MacArthur. As the world expert on MacArthur, Parr has been featured in over 200 magazines, and has curated furniture exhibitions at the Karsten Greve Gallery in Paris, and at the Rico and Marresca Gallery in New York City. In the summer of 2012 Stuart launched his most recent endeavor, the ParrLuxe Sea Cabana. Since then it has been featured in Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, L’officiel Hommes, and Hamptons Magazine among others.