Curious and inquisitive by nature, luxury furniture designer “Gerardo Ríos” who resides in the Yucatán Peninsula has an artistic and technical brilliance in his work that reflects a unique elegance. His artistry and craftsmanship is a symbiotic reflection of what he believes in and often says “the daring romance and adventures that we find in people, history and our natural environment”. Ríos’ artistic spirit is inherited from a lineage of artists dating back to his great-great grandfather, the world-renowned painter José MarÍa Velasco.
Ríos has an advanced degree in Industrial Design and unleashes his creative spirit not only in his daring furniture designs but also in paint, carvings and sculptures. He is known throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States as a designer who employs a collaboration of shapes, materials and colors that are inspired by real-life stories and personages. Gerardo Ríos recently won the Gold Award in the A Design Show in Italy. His furniture design is finely crafted artistry that evokes curiosity and the stirring of various emotions.
G. Ríos furniture pieces are exquisite masterpieces created for those who enjoy the finer luxuries in life. Every one of G. Ríos masterpieces is handcrafted and personally signed and numbered by Mr. Ríos.
A piece of furniture and its design must always convey a message, a feeling, a mood, a dream. Each piece of furniture, whether it is a chair, a divan, or a chaise lounge, should create a sense of harmony and provoke a sensual response with the person who experiences it. Properly crafted, it creates a visual and exciting emotional experience that is both memorable and evokes the awakening of all the human senses.
Elements, emotions and objects that overtake the senses inspire shape, form, color and material. This leads to a discovery of properties and possibilities that produce harmonious and beautiful pieces of art, each one unique to its source of inspiration.
For me, It is the need to communicate and the possibility of astonishment that defines the word “Design”.