Daniel Pontius’ first job out of grad school was making curtains for a 17th century Wiltshire, England manor, updated in 1908 by Detmar Blow. Arriving in Manhattan after London, he sourced and designed custom fabrics and furniture for Clodagh Design International Interiors, followed by a key position in the Interiors Department of Deborah Berke and Partners Architects.
In 2008 his love of interior design and textiles brought him to Los Angeles where he began working on interiors with private clients as well as crafting custom pillows, window treatments and hand-embellished textiles for Pat Mcgann Gallery, Blackman Cruz and Hallworth Design.
In 2014 Daniel Pontius and artist, Cirilo Domine, opened Simeona Leona a contemporary design gallery imaginatively curated and inspired and named after the owner’s grandmother shopkeepers – Simeona in the Northern Phillippines and Leona in the Midwestern United States.
The gallery is located in the emerging Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles and spotlights the singular and the beautiful.