Gustavo Martinez Design opened in 1995 as a small residential interior design firm, a result of the founder's long trajectory in the architecture and design fields, After attending school in Buenos Aires and London, a significant tenure in the showrooms of Luten Claret' Stern and Decorators Walk, an entrepreneurial phase in Miami Beach, and design schooling at NY School of Interior Design and Parsons, Gustavo Martinez, Design was created, combining these multiple experiences in all aspects of the trade in order to create interiors that reflected the personalities and tastes of the clients and executed with the guidance of our enormous array of professional tools and design expertise.
The firm's first commission was the renovation of an apartment in NYC, across from the Museum of Natural Science, an Emery Roth building to which the designer was bound to return many times to create residences for different clients throughout the years. After initial projects in Manhattan, second residences in the Hamptons soon followed; and then commissions for a farm compound outside Newport, R.I., a house in the Napa Valley and homes in San Francisco CA, Westport CT, Sea Island, GA and Chicago, IL.
The scope of the firm's work has evolved since the beginning, now merging residential design with corporate interiors. Current projects include an executive's office at the New York Stock Exchange, a waterfront home in Westport, the restoration of a Landmarked townhouse on the Upper East Side for a young family and a Modernist house in the Hampton, abutting a nature preserve.
Additionally, commissions abroad have developed as new area of interest and so homes in Portugal, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro are underway, Despite the larger endeavors, the philosophy of the company remains the same: to create an environment that reflects the client's preferences and lifestyle, incorporating the finest possible craftsmanship and design together with an understanding of classical elements to express what Is modern today.