“My passion for design and deep respect for my heritage has always been a source of strength and inspiration in my work. Traveling around the world gave me an understanding of different décor styles, yet my most profound desire was to return to my roots and rediscover the joyful sophistication of the Latin American home. With living LatinStyle, I am translating this unique sense of life and style into a practical and enjoyable daily experience for American homes”.
ABOUT JUAN CARLOS
Miami-based designer Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque hails from Colombia and began his design career in the early 90s in New York City, where he established his first design studio: arcila-duque furniture Interiors inc. His projects span the globe and include private residences, corporate offices, restaurants, and boutique hotels. An avid collector and dealer of photography, Arcila- Duque also serves as co-chair of the Junior Committee for Art Basel Miami.
An early pioneer in the Design District in Miami with his gallery a-d, he showed the works of seminal photographers like Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Nobuyoshi Araki, Albert Watson, Sarah Moon, and his critically acclaimed monumental nudes show, among others.
Arcila-Duque also curated the first retrospective of Horst P. Horst in America at the Forbes Museum in New York, in Spain, and recently in Istanbul at the Leica Museum Gallery. His most venture, The Art Design Project is an innovative art and design website.
As a designer, his work experience around the world laid the foundation of his style, an elegant mélange of solid colors, antiques, art, and unique artifacts found in his travels, tempered by a modernist aesthetic.
Arcila-Duque's first book was LATIN STYLE Decorating your home, texture, and passion. LATIN STYLE Recipes & decoration for the perfect gathering is his second book.
Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque