Reflecting on a 40 Year Career with John Robert Wiltgen | S28E7

03.26.2021 - By The Chaise Lounge Podcast

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Welcome! In this week's Chaise Lounge, Nick May sits down with John Robert Wiltgen from John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. based in Chicago, IL.  John Robert Wiltgen is currently retired after being an interior designer for 40 years.

John shares his experience with Nick, from how he got started in the design world to starting his first company with a former classmate to even working with the Nigerian government.  With 40 years of experience, John also reflects on what made him so successful along with giving his opinion on what up-and-coming designers should do to succeed in the design world.

Check out John Robert Wiltgen's blog,, also on and follow John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. on Instagram @johnrobertwiltgendesigninc!

The reality of it is, you really just don't know until you try and you shouldn't limit yourself because someone tells you something.

John Robert Wiltgen


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