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Book Review: “Today” – Alberto Pinto

By , March 8, 2011

A  recently published design book  “Alberto Pinto Today” is one of the season’s best.   This is the latest book by the renown designer from Paris.  His interior architecture and his graphic backgrounds contribute a masculine style characteristic to his work that is “at once classic and modern”.  He was born in Morocco and the Middle Eastern aesthetic touches his designs as well.

Interplay of the curving handrail line with the severe sawtooth stairs

Isn’t this striking?  The strength and the simplicity work to dramatic effect.

Hotellerie de Plaisance, Saint-Emilion, France

Another place on my list where I’d like to spend a weekend imbibing in the beauty of it all!

Detail of embroidered curtains and custom furniture

It’s all in the details, isn’t it?

Classically Modern details

I love this look, clean and strong.  Right now, I am working on a mantle design that is inspired by this photo.  I like it that much.

Perforated suede leather panels in a bedroom and abstract art

Elegant, comfortable, unique and chic.  4 favorite design descriptives.

A graphic flourish of black squares on a white gold ground

These strong lines in combination with very thin lines and added with the bronze ellipses work very well together.

And this, my friend, is why Alberto Pinto is my new, not-so-secret,  mad crush.  I’ve warned my husband that, for right now,  I am in love with another man (and his amazing designs!).

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