Lorenzo Castillo: A Spanish Designer’s Love For Antiques – With a vivid personality behind the designer, Lorenzo Castillo represents the sought-after uncommon choice when it comes to interior design: his “classic style with a modern language” philosophy becomes an unusual mix between flamboyant elements and antiques, a symbolic reproduction of his signature style. Discover more about him in this article by The Most Expensive Homes blog.
“Modernity should be softened and humanized with the use of antique pieces, works of art, books, and any kind of objects that reflect the experiences of the client.”
The Madrid-based designer has studied Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid, Art and Antiques at the Antique School of Madrid, Silverware and Jewelry at Museum Fine Arts in Boston, and History of American Art at Columbia University in New York, but started his career 26 years ago by opening an antique store in the center of Madrid: antiques have been his first love – before interior design – and they are still a big component of his design concepts.
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The modern antique dealer – who made the Elle Decor USA’s A-List and the AD 100 – started his path toward interior design when some clients asked him years ago to design their interiors and that’s how he became of the most remarkable designers in the world: Lorenzo Castillo’s open disregard for design trends and his passion for antiques led him to create unusual concepts, based on layers and layers of different style and periods.
With projects commissioned all around the world, from Spain and Florence to Shanghai and New York City, Lorenzo Castillo’s specialty is to connect with his client’s vision, still managing to leave his own “Old World” impression. The results are high-end interiors, in which the beauty of colorful accessories, patterns, and fabrics can even mix with high-tech accessories, thus giving shape to extremely luxurious and comfortable atmospheres.
One of his most majestic and famous interior design projects is his Madrid private house, a 17th-century palace that became also his showroom, that Lorenzo Castillo had to transform after having been a convent and theatrical store. Among the most renowned interior designers from Spain, he brings his own Spanish sensibility into his own projects.
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