A DESIGNER'S VISION FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM
THE DECORATIVE ARTS AND INTERIOR DESIGN
JUAN PABLO MOLYNEUX
Juan Pablo Molyneux heads the prestigious design firm of J.P. Molyneux Studio, Ltd. Juan is Chilean-born, Paris-educated and New York-based. His design projects include residences in the U.S., Europe, South America, and the Bahamas. Juan Pablo restored the Beaux Arts Palace in Buenos Aires Argentina, designed the executive offices for both the Banco de Credito e Hipotecario in Guayaquil Ecuador and the North American Headquarters of the International Finance Banking Corporation in New York, and decorated the Peruvian Embassy and the Bank of America in Santiago, Chile. In addition, he was chosen to help design the interior spaces of the world's first residential ocean liner, The World of ResidenSea.
Juan Pablo continues to be published in design books and featured in many of the most eminent design magazines, such as Architectural Digest, Casa Vogue, House and Garden, Interior Design, and Vogue Decoration. He has lectured from Mexico to Vermont. This busy schedule still allows time for heliskiing in Canada and cross-country biking on his Harley. It is indeed an honor for us to welcome Juan Pablo Molyneux to our Designer's Vision Series. He has selected several items from this Continental Furniture Sale for his comment and will design a showcase room during the viewing exhibition.
These two lots of seat furniture (lots 299 and 299A) have nice proportion and color. I would see them in a small library, possibly placing four chairs around a game table. I would select a fabric to contrast with the traditional style, such as a tiger velvet or other patterned silk velvet.
The size and strength of these candelabra are both useful and sculptural (lot 469). I would use them to flank an entrance into a dining room or in a gallery to create a feeling of grandeur. The sconces are Venetian in color; the use of gold and silver leaf together is very decorative.
There are many uses for "meubles d'architecture" (lot 91). I love the way the wings are so artistically adapted to support the benches. The Greek key is interesting. I see these placed in a library or dining room or hallway against the wall.