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Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux to speak at the Georgia Museum of Art

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Everyone’s a designer these days. When we think about decorating our own spaces, we tend to go to Pinterest for inspiration or we follow influencers on Instagram. Famed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux knows his own mind. He doesn’t shop at Target. He collaborates with traditional artisans whose work can’t be mass produced. You can hear from him directly on April 24 at 5:30 p.m., when he’ll give a lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia.

Currently based on the Upper East Side of New York as well as Le Marais in Paris, Molyneux was raised in Santiago, Chile, and frequently vacationed in Europe. The trilingual globetrotter graduated from the Catholic University of Chile, where he studied architecture. He continued his education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.

Molyneux’s clients are some of the most powerful people in the world. From the interior of the Pavilion of Treaties in St. Petersburg, Russia, to the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, has has firmly established his presence and his aesthetic as an interior designer. In 2004, he designed the interior of the Cercle de L’Union Interalliée, a private social and dining club in Paris. His skills are in extremely high demand among celebrities, and his most famous recent project was a 40,000-square-foot palace for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Suhain Al-Thani of the Qatari ruling family.

His lecture at the museum, presented in partnership with the Atlanta Chapter of the French Heritage Society and sponsored by an anonymous donor, is entitled “My Russian Rooms” and is free and open to the public. A committed classicist, Molyneux creates spirited interiors that are rooted in history without being historical recreations. His work has been published in Architectural Digest and featured in countless books on interiors. A reception will precede the lecture.


Writer: Marquan Norris,
Contact: Michael Lachowski, 706-542-9078,

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