Lázaro Rosa-Violán: “The artisan touch is something we should not ever lose” lifestyle
Passionate about art, his passion led him to attending classes as a listener at the Academy of Fine Arts when he was just eight; he ended up training as a painter. With a great cultural background, today he enjoys applying his talent in interior design in his own studio, something he has done since 2002. Today, this studio has 200 projects underway and 140 people on its books.
“I always dreamed that the future in design would be when we could do whatever we wanted and look good. For me, this future of design has already arrived”
He banks on an eclectic, free and unique style. This has led him to consolidating himself as one of the most successful interior designers, creating atmospheres for hotels, restaurants, retail and residential projects; as well as product design. In constant renovation and self-styled as urban archaeologist, he recovers old pieces from around the world; he reinterprets past trends; he mixes materials; he creates new designs, developing and making progress in the present. A cut and paste of styles in which everything works harmonically.
Pioneers in creating industrial atmospheres, for Lázaro, sustainability involves applying common sense and reusing existing resources in each space. Materials, concepts, old pieces; it is his way of achieving authenticity in each place.
“With technology, the artisan touch has been lost a little, something that we should not ever lose”.
For Rosa-Violán, creating differential and “successful” projects is key: “The spaces are made of many layers, and some of them are invisible. In those invisible layers, you are now away from what is literally aesthetic. There is the perfume of a place, the light perception, the acoustic quality”.
His first project was a restaurant in Formentera (Ibiza), and since then he has not stopped making his mark worldwide: London, Mexico, New York, Paris and Chicago. Some of which are the ‘El Nacional’ restaurant in Barcelona, El Café ‘Les Chouettes’ in Paris, and the ‘Diverxo’ restaurant in Madrid.