Christopher Noto was born in Los Angeles from parents of American and Italian descent. Raised in Washington D.C., he attended Georgetown University. After obtaining his degree Christopher resided in New York City and Chicago while working in equity investments with Citigroup. During this time his firmly rooted passion for collecting Asian art and antiques continued to grow and develop. In 1997 he left Citigroup to start his own retail showroom based on his own design principles and convictions.
Spending his time in both Bali and Singapore, his retail offerings of Asian art, antiques, artifacts, accessories and furniture quickly grew. As such he began to develop his own unique designs, working with the top hoteliers and furniture manufacturers worldwide. His prestigious projects include the Setai, Miami, The Amanyara, Turks and Caicos, The Datai Lankawi, as well as numerous Four Seasons, Aman and GHM hotels and resorts located across the globe.
Beginning in 2005, Christopher began creating bespoke interiors for his growing international list of residential clients. Currently he divides his time between Paris, London and Singapore. Christopher continues to design and manufacture decorative accessories, furnishings and furniture for the leading hotels and resorts of the world all the while maintaining his high standards for craftsmanship and custom finishes. His designs have been heralded in Architectural Digest, Elle Dé cor, Home and D+A along with other international magazines and publications. His personal apartment in Paris was featured in the recently published “Living in Style in Paris”, by Te Neues Editions.
Christopher’s love of and respect for Asian and European cultures is evident in his work, which is characterized by a respectful juxtaposition of both the major and minor design elements found in each culture. The harmonious interplay and skilful use of forms, patterns, colors and textures creates a well-versed composition, understated in its expression and confident in its statement.