With a precocious instinct for art, Lázaro audited classes at the Academy of Fine Arts at the age of eight. Raised between Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona, LÁZARO ROSA-VIOLAN developed an early taste for decoration in the grand houses and places that he lived and visited.
Trained as a painter, traveler by conviction and interior designer by instinct, Lázaro finds inspiration everywhere. His style is every stylish; his cultural background allows him to mix, modify and reinterpret past and present trends for each new assignment. Lazaro began to get noticed as an interior designer with the success of his first project in the Balearic island of Ibiza in 1990. In 2002 opened his own studio, and in just twelve years he has achieved impressive growth with an extensive portfolio of clients and media coverage to match.
Lazaro describes himself like a painter, a traveler and a creator of atmospheres. His philosophy has always been based on accessible design. The experience should be greater than the space and for everyone to participate in. Painter by 8 years old, architect by 20, designer inherently, Lazaro opened his studio in Barcelona in 2002. Here he forged a new style, bridging a background of painting into the new realm of design.
His strengths are found in his use of structure, shape and an acute sense of space allowing him to surpass the clients’ wildest expectation. More than spaces, Lazaro creates atmospheres. Lázaro Rosa-Violán says that he is an ‘urban archaeologist’ and ‘style hunter’ merging an eclectic mix of the urban city streets with the serenity of the balearic islands. His designs inspire even the most jaded city slicker to put down the blackberry and relax.
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His keen eye to every last detail, allows him to orchestrate a combination which brings together the finest pieces of furniture, textiles and wall art resulting in harmonious interiors which instantly stand out thanks to their effortless charm and sophisticated color palette.
His first project a restaurant, was carried out in the Balearic Island of Ibiza in 1990 and in 2003 he established CONTEMPORAIN, his Barcelona based design firm with a flair for international design and impeccable taste is located on a quiet street in the Eixample, steps away from the Arc of Triumph.
All in all, Lázaro’s interiors are beautifully layered, with a mix of styles blending together perfectly. The palettes he chooses are typically sophisticated and restrained, usually with one bold accent color.