Richard Frinier was born in 1946 in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of California State University Long Beach holding a Master of Arts degree, Frinier has been a product designer in the home industries since 1977. As the former Chief Creative Officer of Brown Jordan for over 20 years, Frinier founded his own design consultancy firm in 2002, which is based in Los Angeles, California. Frinier has been the recipient of more than 66 awards. In 1997, 2004, 2005 and 2007, Frinier was honored by Metropolitan Home magazine as ranking among the Top 100 Designs in the World. In 2006, The Robb Report magazine recognized Frinier for his magical design Daydream by DEDON, as one of the best designs at large over the past 30 years.