Molyneux studio

Juan Pablo Molyneux is an internationally acclaimed architect and interior designer. A committed classicist, he creates spirited interiors that are rooted in history without being historical recreations. His work is bold, eclectic, witty and unmistakably his own.

France and United States are two countries close to Molyneux’s heart. Paris has always been one of the designer’s favorite cities. Molyneux attended the Ecole des beaux-Arts and the Ecole du Louvre. It was through the work of French architects Louis Le Vau, Ange-Jacques Gabriel and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux that first acquired his knowledge of historical styles.

Working on several continents from his Paris office, Molyneux has created private residences in the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Italy and the rest of Europe, South America, Russia, China and the Middle East. His major institutional projects include the Pavilion of Treaties, in Saint-Petersburg, the Russian rooms of the Palais des Nations (the UN headquarters in Geneva), both for the Russian federation, the salons of the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris, the Château Mukhrani at Tbilisi in Georgia, the World Headquarters, Pacific Fruit Co., in Ecuador, the Peruvian Embassy and the Bank of America at Santiago, Chile, and also “The World” cruise ship Residensea, at Oslo, Norway.

Molyneux frequently lectures on the craft and history of architecture and interior design. He sits on the boards of The American Friends of Versailles, The French Heritage Society, and The World Monuments Fund. He has received many awards, among them the Decoration of the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, which he was given in 2004 by the French Minister of Culture through his design work and his support of French artisans.

A citizen of the world, Molyneux brings to each project he takes on a wide-ranging curiosity about all matters aesthetic. His interiors reflect a strong sens of place. They are the product of a continuing conversation with the client. They are exquisitely crafted. His work embraces and interprets-and reinterprets-the past with a confidence built on nearly four decades of experience.

« I try to distill that which is expected and turn it into something unexpected », Molyneux says. « I make interiors people want to belong to-forever. »