About Us


Group Four Design Studio is a leading, full-service, surface design resource. Based in New York's garment district we serve all aspects of the global fashion market as well as the gift and paper goods industries worldwide. Representing outstanding international creative talent, Group Four's products include original designs, vintage textile inspiration and color and fashion forecasting services.


Group Four was founded in 1988 by four graduates of Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design. Combining their expertise in fashion, textiles and fine art they collaborated to produce and market surface design for the garment industry. Since that time Group Four has expanded by building a team of designers from around the globe and also by addressing the needs of the gift, home products and paper goods industries. Since 1991 Group Four has been led by co-founder Michael Allison who, as Creative Director, coordinates all of Group Four's products, resulting in a consistent, integrated, and market-conscious point of view.


Group Four's unique and distinctive approach to surface design melds a sophisticated fine arts sensibility with a leading-edge fashion direction. We combine a market driven overview with cohesive creative direction for each season.