WE BRING TOGETHER EXPERTISE FROM THE WORLDS OF

EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT & BRANDS

YOUR
TEAM

With teams in Los Angeles and New York, 15|40 concepts, designs and executes groundbreaking immersive environments that leverage innovative strategy and technology. This dedicated team of seasoned professionals, led by the company’s CCO and Founder, brings together expertise from the worlds of events, entertainment and brands to deliver stand-out experiences.
 

JOHN CORTESE

JOHN CORTESE

SHOP MANAGER

John is a skilled craftsman with a keen design eye who has taken his talents to 15|40 as our fearless Shop Manager. Like with most craftsmen, you can tell a lot about him by looking at his workshop table. At John's, you'll find a stunning array of Japanese hand tools from his apprenticeship with a violin maker. You'll also find books filled with a vast photography collection from his days as a professional in NYC and LA and even more books filled with awe-inspiring furniture pieces he's designed and built with his own company for over 25 years. With such a vibrant history, John became a part of the family quickly and continues to show us new and innovative ways to create.