Rafael de Cárdenas Picks 7 Designs That Inspire Him

“Our inspirations pull from film and music, which could be attributed to my childhood dream of directing music videos.”

Rafael de Cardenas inspiration designs
Onde Chairs by Étienne Fermigier Courtesy Thierry Depagne/Demisch Danant

The designer, who founded Rafael de Cárdenas / Architecture at Large in 2006, splits his time between New York and Paris. His multidisciplinary design practice is well regarded for its stylish and energetic interior work, ranging from retail boutiques in Miami and Seoul to residential fit-outs in Manhattan and London. See his selection below: 

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