Miami-based designer Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque hails from Colombia and began his design career in the early 90s in New York City, where he established his first design studio: Arcila Duque Furniture Interiors, Inc. His projects span the globe and include private residences, corporate offices, restaurants, and boutique hotels. An avid collector and dealer of photography, Arcila- Duque also serves as co-chair of the Junior Committee for Art Basel Miami.
An early pioneer in the Miami Design District with his gallery A-D, he showed the works of seminal photographers such as Peter Beard, Helmut Newton, Nobuyoshi Araki, Albert Watson, Sarah Moon, and his critically acclaimed monumental nudes show, among others.
Arcila-Duque curated the first retrospective of Horst P. Horst in America at the Forbes Museum in New York. The exhibition traveled to Spain and was recently shown in Istanbul at the Leica Museum Gallery. His most current venture, The Art Design Project is an innovative art and design website.
As a designer, his work international experience has laid the foundation for his style; an elegant mélange of solid colors, antiques, art, and unique artifacts found in his travels, tempered by a modernist aesthetic.
Arcila-Duque's first book, LATIN STYLE Decorating your home, texture, and passion, was published in 2008. LATIN STYLE Recipes & decoration for the perfect gathering is his second book.