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JAIME BERIESTAIN

In 2000, after a decade of professional practice in his homeland, Jaime Beriestain (Santiago de Chile, 1969) moved to Barcelona to study for an Interior Design Postgraduate Degree at the BAU Design College.

 

In 2002, he founded Jaime Beriestain Studio. Ever since, he and his team of professionals have been working on important national and international interior design projects.

 

In 2010, he opened a showroom in the centre of Barcelona, near Gaudi’s La Pedrera building, showcasing a selection of restored mid-20th-century furniture, books, and other decoration products. With the inauguration of his Concept Store and Café in 2013, Jaime Beriestain embarked upon his activities in the hospitality industry. His café is often featured in premium magazines like Vogue, Côté Sud, Elle, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Vanity Fair.

 

Jaime’s designs include a wide variety of objects: lamps, chairs, rugs, sunglasses, sandals etc., and even his own recipes. He continues to work tirelessly, following his passion for high quality design and a job well done.

 

THE STUDIO

Jaime Beriestain Studio is an award-winning interior design and landscape architecture firm based in Madrid and Barcelona. Founded by Jaime Beriestain in 2002, it has completed prestigious projects of different sizes and complexities throughout Europe, Africa and America.

 

Jaime Beriestain Studio has a diverse portfolio of outstanding luxury hotel, private residential, restaurant and retail projects. Clients include leading hotel chains such as Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton.

 

The Studio’s approach is to research the specific nature of each project and tailor a design response to meet the aspirations of the individual client, the characteristics of the site and the detailed requirements of future occupants.

 

Beriestain’s designs, ranging from the classicism of Barcelona’s period Hotel Palace (formerly The Ritz) to the contemporary glamour of Hotel The One by H10, bear witness to the firm’s extraordinary versatility.

 

Beriestain was honoured as Best Interior Design Studio 2016 by Condé Nast’s Architectural Digest magazine.

 

In 2017, he designed the public areas of the renovated Hotel Sofia in Barcelona, furnishing this emblematic hotel with a refreshed international identity. In the same year, he renovated a stunning Hotel Particulier Classé Historique in the historic centre of Geneva.

 

In 2018, the Studio already has a number of stunning projects in Spain, Dubai and New York in progress.

 

TEAM

JAIME BERIESTAIN

CEO & FOUNDER

Beriestain can best be described as inquisitive, restless, demanding and disciplined. The result of his work stems from observation, accuracy and integrity in all that he does. His tastes are eclectic and their imprint timeless. Beriestain creates warm and welcoming atmospheres, where people feel at ease.

OMAR GONZÁLEZ

INTERIOR DESIGNER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

After graduating from ESIC Business School in 2010 and Elisava School of Design and Engineering in 2014, Omar González joined Jaime Beriestain Studio, working on a vast array of projects. He leads the Concept Design Team under the supervision of Jaime Beriestain.

LUIS ARENÓS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

A Graphic Design graduate of Elisava School of Design and with previous experience working in agencies in Barcelona, London and Berlin, Luis joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in June 2017, where he works on different projects, in charge of all the graphic communication for the Studio, Café and Concept Store.

GUILLEM ORDÓÑEZ

ARCHITECT

After graduating from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), Guillem was involved in a wide variety of cultural, residential and retail projects before joining Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2014. There, he heads assignments ranging from residential premises to luxury hotels.

MARTA CORTÉS

ARCHITECT

Marta is an Architecture graduate of the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC) and holder of a Master’s in Landscape Design from the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles. In October 2016, she joined Jaime Beriestain Studio, where she works on luxury private residential projects.

PAULINE VASSAL

ARCHITECT

Pauline is an Architect graduate of the Lille School of Architecture and Landscape (ENSAPL). After two years at an architecture and engineering company, she joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in June 2017, where she works on a wide variety of residential and luxury hotel projects.

QUICO CORTÉS

PROJECT MANAGER & CONTRACT DEPARTMENT

Quico Cortés studied Architecture and Interior Design in Barcelona and, after a gaining great experience as a Project Manager in the luxury hotel sector, joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2008. Heading the of Beriestain Hospitality Unit, he is involved in FF&E, hotel and private residence projects.

JUAN SAINZ DE LOS TERREROS

STUDIO MANAGER & ARCHITECT

Juan has diplomas from ETSAUN, ETSAB and TUB, and built his experience in top-flight Spanish and German studios. This highly qualified profile means he can monitor and lead projects both national and international with a guarantee of precision, control and authority.

JORDI MEHLBAUM

INTERIOR DESIGNER

An Interior Design graduate of Elisava School of Design, Jordi joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2017 after working at two other architecture firms. He is a spatially sensitive designer who solves the problems of space with simple, rational solutions that put the choice of materials at their heart.

ALBERTO ALZUGARAY

ARCHITECT

Graduating with a double degree in Architecture and Fine Arts from the European University of Madrid, and with previous experience working in offices in Madrid and London, Alberto joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2017 as an Architect and Interior Designer, focusing on the concept design phase.

ASUNTA POU

ARCHITECT

An Architecture graduate of the University of Navarra, Asunta Pou arrived in Barcelona after three years of professional experience at a London-based office. Asunta has formed part of the Beriestain team since November 2016, where she works on interior design projects for luxury hotels.

JUAN DIEGO PÉREZ

ARCHITECT

A cum laude 2012 graduate of the University of Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia) and with an M.Arch (2015) from Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), Juan Diego joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2016 and now works on a wide variety of projects, including luxury hotels and hospitality.

ALBA FERRER

ARCHITECT

After obtaining her Architecture degree from UIC Barcelona in 2016, Alba complemented her studies with a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design from the Instituto Europeo di Design. She joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in October 2017 as a member of the architecture team.

DIDAC SANTACANA

PROJECT MANAGER

After graduating in Interior Design in 2002 from BAU Design College of Barcelona, he worked alongside Jaime Beriestain from his very first project in Barcelona (the Hilton Hotel). Since then, he has had two partnerships with Jaime Beriestain (from 2002 to 2010 and from 2015 to the present day), managing projects from private residences to luxury hotels.

MATHIAS MARTIN

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Holder of a Master’s in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Kedge Business School (Bordeaux and Madrid), specialising in advertising. At the same time, he also possesses a Diploma from the Madrid School of Design. He has been working with Jaime since 2007.

SZYMON KELLER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A graduate with a double degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Szymon previously worked as a creative designer in Stockholm and as an Interior Designer in firms in Warsaw, Monaco and Barcelona. He joined Jaime Beriestain Studio as an Interior Designer in 2017.

CRISTINA CASTELLVÍ

ARCHITECT

An Architecture graduate of the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) and Berlin (UdK). After several years leading projects, Cristina joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2012, where she works on a wide variety of assignments. From private residences to luxury hotels and also hospitality projects, focusing on every single detail.

QUIRZE SALICHS

ARCHITECT

After studying Architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), Quirze joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2014, where he is involved in a wide variety of projects and which he leads some of them, including premium private residences as well as international luxury hotels.

JUAN JOSÉ MORGADO

ARCHITECT

Graduated as an Architect from the Seville’s ETSAS School of Architecture in July 2009. Later, in 2013, he obtained a Master’s in Interior Design from the University of Salamanca’s MADin. Juanjo joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2016 and works on luxury hotel and retail projects.

LUCÍA ORDOVÁS

ARCHITECT

After graduating in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM), Lucía complemented her academic profile with an exchange scholarship at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). She joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2017 working in the technical development of a wide variety of projects.

CARME BENITO

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Head of the Administration and Accounting Department. Carme joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2013, she studied at Illa Dels Banyols.

JESUS MARTINELL

BUSINESS DEVELOPER & LEGAL AFFAIRS

After graduating in Law from ESADE, he took a Master’s in International Business Law, also at ESADE. As a lawyer, Jesús practised in the fields of IT, Privacy, Data Protection and Corporate law. Today, he heads the business development and legal affairs function at Jaime Beriestain Studio.

DAMIÁN CASTRO

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Damián began his studies to be an Architect, then changed his carreer to study Interior Design at Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. In addition he does a course in lighting at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile. Damián Joins jaime Beriestain Studio in 2018 where he combines his passion for drawing with Interior Design.

CARLES FIGUERAS

ARCHITECT

After receiving his Diploma from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ESTAB-UPC) and having previously worked for different practices in Barcelona, Edinburgh and Berlin, Carles joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2012, where he works leading luxury hotel projects.

PATRIK LÓPEZ

ARCHITECT

After completing his Architecture studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), the Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University, Missouri and a professional 3D modelling course, Patrik joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2016, where he now works on luxury hotel projects.

ANGEL MARTÍN

ARCHITECT

Architecture graduate of the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC) Ángel Martín joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2017, working on hotel and residential projects. Previously, he worked on different landscape and public space assignments in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ

ARCHITECT

Graduating in Architecture from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) in 2013, Javier spent the early years of his career in Mexico, working on and managing a wide variety of projects from social housing to luxury developments. He joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2017.

JESSICA ARGUETA

ACCOUNTANT

Graduated from the Institut Obert de Catalunya with a degree in accounting, Jessica joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2014.

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