Juan Pablo Molyneux: At HomeRegular price $95.00
With the credo “history and savoir faire working in unison,” Juan Pablo Molyneux creates luxurious interiors the way poets write epics Whether in the city, in the countryside, or on an island, every project is an odyssey, the ultimate story of an insatiable traveler, a free an inquiring mind that knows no borders. From a neoclassical French maisonette nesting at the top of a Chicago skyscraper to a Palladian villa on the outskirts of Moscow, Molyneux’s interior designs refer to the past with a twist of the unexpected, combining fantasy and pragmatism.
To this end, Molyneux surrounds himself with master artisans who in their own way tell intriguing stories through exceptionally detailed lacquerwork, decorative painting, carved woodwork, straw marquetry, verre églomisé, scagliola (colored plaster that imitates marble), Cordovan leather, embroidered drapery and upholstery: Without these centuries-old techniques, it is impossible to evoke the atmosphere of history.
Featuring gorgeous photography, Juan Pablo Molyneux: At Home presents the magnificent work of this internationally acclaimed interior designer and his respected teams of master artisans.
Raised in Santiago, Chile, Molyneux studied architecture at the Catholic University of Chile and later attended the École des Beaux-Arts and the École du Louvre in Paris. He opened his first interior design office in Santiago in 1970 and in Buenos Aires in 1975; eight years later he moved to New York, and in 1997 opened another branch in Paris. Molyneux frequently lectures on the craft and history of architecture and interior design. He has received many awards, among them the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2004. He serves on the Boards of Trustees of the American Friends of Versailles, the World Monuments Fund, and the French Heritage Society, and he established the Foundation Juan Pablo and Pilar Molyneux for the Safeguarding and Promotion of Crafts in 2015.