In this book, celebrated AD100 designer Vicente Wolf shares the expertise he has honed over forty successful years in the business for the first time. Wolf’s work is characterized by a passion for integrity and simplicity; a sophisticated sense of space, color, and ease; masterful handling of furniture, fabrics, and art; and the use of rare antiques and exceptional handcrafted pieces (many acquired on annual globe-trotting voyages). This new volume distills his knowledge into wide-ranging and easily applicable recommendations. Organized topically and illustrated with Wolf’s own photographs, the design principles are engaging, absorbing, and above all practical—from coping with the challenges inherent in life transitions to overcoming space and budget limitations to working with art and other collections and remaking outdated spaces. The book also includes an in-depth look at Wolf’s own loft in New York City and how he designs for himself.
Unusual in its down-to-earth, sensible approach, filled with lessons and takeaways, this book is that rare volume that will be as beautiful as it is useful.