Vicente Wolf: Interior Design Infused with Global Style

March 13, 2012

I have been designing for over thirty-five years. My design firm, Vicente Wolf Associates, has been in business for the past twenty-four years. This Thursday, in Boston, I will be honored at AD20/21: Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photos courtesy of Vicente Wolf Associates

The fifth annual AD20/21 art and design show is open all weekend, March 15–18, at the Cyclorama in Boston’s South End. Thursday evening is the Gala Preview benefiting the Boston Architectural College. I am so honored to be receiving this award, and to be in the company of past recipients such as Vladimir Kagan, Massimo, and Lella Vignelli.

It’s been a while since I was last in Boston, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to get reacquainted with one of America’s greatest cities. I am looking forward to interacting with the New England arts and interior design community and meeting new people at the show.

Designing, traveling, and taking photographs of interesting people, places and things are my three biggest passions in life. On Friday at 1:30 p.m. I will give a talk (also at AD 20/21) on the infusion of global design and style in my work. The talk is open to the public–and because the first session is already at full capacity, we’re now planning a second session later in the afternoon, at 3:00 p.m. I will also be signing copies of my books: Lifting the Curtain on Design and Crossing Boundaries. The photos accompanying this post will give you a little taste of what may be in my presentations.

When I travel, I buy things for my showroom, VW Home. This is the place where most of my shopping ends up.

I find it educational to visit art and design shows, as I’m always looking for artwork and objects for clients and like seeing what is in the market. I do much of my shopping abroad in countries such as Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia, but I like to browse flea markets in the U.S. as well. I tend to look for European and mid-century pieces, and decorative items such as farm shovels and tools. If I have time, I will try to check out some flea markets in the New England area…and am open to any suggestions you may have for good places to shop!

Visiting museums has always been a great passion of mine. On Saturday, I plan on touring the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I have read so much about her life and her collecting and I’m excited to be tracing her steps. She was someone who really expanded her knowledge of art around the world through travel…something I also strive to do. We both share a love of travel and creative arts, and it would have been incredible to have met this visionary personality. (I also hope to stop by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston–a place I’ve been dying to visit for years.)

Hope to see you in Boston later this week!!
–Vicente Wolf

For more information on Vicente Wolf, please visit his blog: For more on the AD 20/21 show, Gala Preview and Mr. Wolf’s talks, see

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