He grew up on the Côte d’Azur, in Cannes, where he lived until he was 13 in a multicultural family: his mother is Galician and his father pied noir Algerian of Spanish and Italian origin. “I am Europe, the Europe of the South”, says the French architect Laura Gonzalez, who with less than 40 years has become the great interior designer of Paris. She remembers her childhood full of visual stimuli because her parents often took her to markets, shops, flea markets and art galleries. Privileges of being an only child. “I lived in an adult world by the sea, that marks you,” he explains in French, with Spanish today it is not encouraged. Laura, as a child, ate in family restaurants and slept in her father’s hotels. And those two biographical data (its origin and its trained eye for everything beautiful) have a lot to do with its spaces. solar (describes her), full of wallpapers and color. Also with its decorative specialty: gastro spaces, although their boutiques or their houses do not detract. “I always say that my style can be defined as a revisited classic because I love choosing pieces from the 19th century and also art deco and then mix them in such a way that they are contemporary ”, he says.
Having an entrepreneurial father gave him wings and strength so that, still without finishing his degree in Architecture, he was studying at the school of Fine arts from Paris, set up his own studio at the age of 23. “I guess it’s part of my DNA because I didn’t even think about it before I launched. It is also true that from the beginning I found people who trusted me. I was not afraid ”, he confesses. He also did not doubt that in the decoration he felt more comfortable than in the large-scale projects. “The details, that’s what I am passionate about, although having studied a more technical degree helps me redefine spaces. I always work first on a plane and I conceive volumes before materials or tones ”, he explains.