Juan Montoya (interior designer)

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Juan Montoya
Born
EducationParsons School of Design, New York City
Websitewww.juanmontoyadesign.com

Juan Montoya is a Colombian born architect based in the United States, who specializes in residential interior design. His career began in the 1970s in New York City, and he has been recognized as a minimalist designer of modern homes with an eclectic style.

Career[edit]

Juan Montoya was born in Colombia and studied architecture in Bogotá and in Parsons School of Design in New York, where he received an honorary doctorate.[1] He founded his practice in New York in 1978[2] and undertakes projects world-wide. As well as designing interior spaces, his firm also deals with furniture and carpet design.[1] His firm is currently headquartered in East 59th Street, New York.[3]

His designs are characterized as bold, minimal and relaxed and he states that he is influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Frank and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann as well as Gunnar Asplund, Louis Kahn, and Emilio Terry.[2][4][5] He often employs Art Deco designs and Greek elements as well as Mayan style details.[2]

Projects[edit]

One of his early works, undertaken at age 34 in 1979, was the restoration of a Greenwich Village apartment building. The extensive renovation was commissioned by a couple who selected Montoya to undertake the renovation of the Queen Anne Style apartment, despite his reputation as a modernist designer. His material sample submissions consisted of white, bright red, gray flannel and green velvet as well as exposed brick and modern furnishings.[6] More recent projects include the Lucullan office at the Medallion Financial Corporation[7] and Caribbean style residences in the Dominican Republic and New York.[8][9]

Bibliography[edit]

Three collections of his work have been published, including[2] La Formentera,[10][2] which documents the design of his own home near Garrison, New York and Juan Montoya, which is a collection of his works.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Juan Montoya: 1988 Hall of Fame Inductee". 1 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "2014 AD100: Juan Montoya Design". Architectural Digest.
  3. ^ "Contact". Juan Montoya Design.
  4. ^ "2017 AD100: Juan Montoya Design – Architectural Digest".
  5. ^ Manetti, Michelle (11 February 2013). "Designer Juan Montoya's House Tour Reveals A Worldly Getaway In New York (PHOTOS)" – via Huff Post.
  6. ^ Geniesse, Jane (5 July 1979). "A Minimalist Does the Unexpected" – via www.nytimes.com.
  7. ^ "The Guy Who Helps Paint the Town Yellow". The New York Times. 4 February 2004.
  8. ^ "Love At First Site: Juan Montoya's NYC Pied-a-Terre For a Long-Time Client". 1 March 2012.
  9. ^ "House Tour: A Dominican Republic Retreat". 26 March 2014.
  10. ^ "La Formentera". The Monacelli Press.

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