Founded in 2007, Vincere, Ltd. is a full-service residential interior design firm committed to providing its clients with highly personalized spaces that are elegant, beautiful and livable. The firm passionately infuses principles of precision, proportion, scale and form in every project, rooting each home in Vincere's distinct vision while also serving the client's unique needs and lifestyle. This influential Chicago-based firm has completed projects throughout the Midwest, California and Europe.
With a strong foundation in business backgrounds, principals Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots have built upon their respective experience in the entertainment and financial industries to forge a uniquely positioned partnership in Vincere. The firm’s commitment to balance and beauty provides the basis of its design philosophy, allowing composition and refinement to seamlessly integrate with comfort and function. Vincere’s wide-ranging projects focus on thoughtful interior design, resulting in cohesive, collected environments, and consultation on and complete project management of all aspects of new construction and interior renovations. Stornello and Konopiots collaborate with clients from the pre-construction stage through the interior design phase, to art and accessory acquisition and placement. The Vincere team believes listening and communicating are the keys to success, creating truly customized and curated designs that epitomize their clients’ ideals of living well. For each project, Vincere is dedicated to bringing to life a design vision that is a perfect fit in its originality, authenticity and good taste.
With a far-reaching range of experience on a significant collection of interior design projects at Vincere, Michael brings his passion and his perseverance to every client assignment. Each finished design reveals this enthusiasm. He is committed to making sure that every project retains its own essence, with an ongoing dedication to sourcing new products, as well as distinctive antiques and vintage pieces. While each project may reflect its own sensibility, a firm grounding in the fundamentals of design, including proportion, space, texture and light, is a unifying feature and a hallmark of Vincere’s designs. Prior to founding Vincere, Michael served as Executive Vice President, Development, for King World Productions (now CBS Television Distribution).
Tom has worked on a wide range of upscale residential projects of varying scope. True to the Vincere mission, he focuses on client individuality, translating this singularity into a residence that fits the client perfectly. With great attention to detail, Tom employs a creative approach to all design requirements and challenges. With experience developing luxury single-family homes in Chicago, he has a deep understanding of how floor plans, furniture layouts and finish choices interact, and he uses this knowledge to compose a cohesive, collected and handsome home. Prior to joining Vincere, Tom held positions as COO and CEO of two futures brokerage companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.