Juan Pablo Molyneux

Juan Pablo Morales de Molyneux was born in the capital of Chile, Santiago, in 1946, and thanks to his surroundings, he grew up as a trilingual, speaking three languages: Spanish, French and English. His father was a banker and a collector of sports cars. Juan Pablo graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where he studied architecture and, as a student, he won a tender for a project of local residential building in 1967. In those same years, he applied to the National Museum of Fine Arts of Santiago de Chile with the idea of holding an exhibition of interior items. When he was asked which designers he offered to exhibit, Juan categorically answered: “Nobody but me.” The director of the museum liked the courage of the young man, and the exhibition successfully took place. Juan Pablo married in the mid-1970s and left for Buenos Aires in 1976. After Argentina, he worked in the USA and for a longtime lived in New York.  He later enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre in Paris. There, he abandoned the minimalist style inspired by Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, who became very popular in the 20th century. Since then, Juan Pablo became interested in the maximalism of pre-revolutionary France and medieval England, Asian and antique art, from where he got his refined taste for luxury, which now appeals to customers from Russia and eastern countries. Juan Pablo Molyneux proposes his vision of the present through the interpretation of the past and offers to live in a world that is completely relevant, but enriched by all previous cultural experience. Today Juan Pablo Molyneux lives in a Parisian mansion, or sometimes in a country castle, but everywhere the interiors are magnificent and created by the maestro himself. Among other striking projects by Mr. Molyneux there are the interior of the Russian living room of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, which was inaugurated on March 1, 2006, and the Pavilion of Treaties at the Konstantinovsky Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also worth mentioning the historical apartments of the aristocratic club Cercle Interallie in Paris penned by Juan Pablo Molyneux.