Jorge Cañete

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Swiss interior designer born in Geneva, of Catalan and Andalusian origin.


Following a career in luxury products, he launched perfumes for Emanuel Ungaro, Bvlgari and managed the international development of perfumes by Thierry Mugler and Azzaro. He decided to express his creativity in 3D through interior design.

With a diploma in “Interior Design” by the London Metropolitan University and several architectural projects at studios in Rome and Geneva under his belt, in 2006 he set up his own studio: Interior Design Philosophy in Switzerland.[1]

Whether for private houses, the stands of watchmakers or even for events such as the inaugural gala of the charity World Cancer[2] his projects always emphasize a style full of poetry.

Awards and citations[edit]

Published in numerous magazines[3] · [4] · [5] for the 4th consecutive year, the poetical signature of this interior designer has been chosen by Andrew Martin International,[6] the creator of the international Oscar for interior design. Each year he publishes his book “Interior Design Review” which brings together a selection of the most prominent current designers.

The Society of British Interior Design (SBID) offered him the title of honorary member. Jorge Cañete has also been a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) since 2008.

In 2012, at the Maison et Objet fair in Paris, he received the “Global Excellence Award” for the best international residential project.[7]


Jorge Cañete teaches at the Athenæum,[8] the design and architecture school in Lausanne and conducts workshops for private individual.


In 2010, he was also a regular guest on the Dolce Vita[9] (RTS1) TV set for a block on interior design during Muriel Siki’s programme. He is also co-author of the work Architecture émotionnelle, matière à penser - Emotional architecture, food for thought, written for the First International Colloquium on Emotional Architecture, organized by Barbara Polla, at which he participated in January 2011.

In 2012, he was published in the Oracom interior architecture book[10] Following on from different artistic collaborations, he has published artists Peter Wüthrich, Riccardo and Sandrine Barilla, Isa Barbier in several e-books in the “Interior Design Philosophy gives carte blanche to…” collection. The projects rewarded by Andrew Martin International have also been published in electronic format

Commissioned works[edit]

  • Cesare Bedogné[11] exhibition in Geneva
  • Stand for Laurent Ferrier, Baselworld
  • Stand for Backes & Strauss at the WPHH, Geneva
  • Stand for Autore, Baselworld
  • Caritas fair trade shop
  • Pascal Morabito perfume shop, Hotel Kempinski
  • Curator of the “traits de plumes” exhibition by Isa Barbier
  • Author of books on interior design in the “Interior design philosophy gives carte blanche to…” series


  1. ^, official website
  2. ^ World Cancer Gala,
  3. ^ [1], Tendance Déco
  4. ^ [2], Cote Magazine
  5. ^ [3], Actually Home
  6. ^ [4], Interior Design Awards
  7. ^ [5], Romandie Presse
  8. ^ [6], Athenæum, list of teachers
  9. ^ [7], RTS1, Dolce Vita
  10. ^ [8], Oracom
  11. ^ [9], Cesare Bedogné