Are you in Miami for Maison & Objet? Great! During the four days of the fair (May 12-15, 2015), Maison & Objet Americas will present The Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit, which offers 20 conferences spanning approximately 45 minutes each, divided into the five key topic: Keynote Speeches, Trends & Prospective Workshops, Best Of Interior Design, Best Of Retail and Panel Discussions. Among conference speakers we can find some of the most celebrated names in the world of design. Who are they? What will they talk about?
South America Best of Interior Design
Tuesday 05.12 — 11:00 – 11:45am
In 1990, Diego Montero was a young architect from Buenos Aires, for whom Punta del Este had always been his vacation destination, where he had begun to develop his scattered construction works since the beginning of 1980’s. Almost all of them were really small, country style and rudimentary, but with an extremely personal and characteristic sense of the place and savoir vivre, that gradually started winning fans and supporters.
Today, years after definitively settling down with his family at Manantiales, it is practically impossible to walk more than two without coming across one of his houses or other constructions. And, even if it is true that the mere quantitative aspect is striking – in average he has built from ten to fifteen houses annually since 1990 – maybe it’s even more interesting the fact that many of his works have been the funding stone and the starting engine of many remarkable developments.
Judging by his personal style, which is rather laconic, reluctant, and tainted with certain frugality of Scandinavian heritage, he would certainly be uncomfortable with being considered an influent trendsetter. The fact is that, over the last ten years, an amazing percentage of the most representative landscape of Punta del Este has come out of his office.