oda ~ pure genius

2200 sacramento: a coveted address here in san francisco.
orlando diaz-azcuy: a san francisco-based design genius known world wide.
i happen to be fortunate enough to work for a very inspiring man. i'd like to introduce you to him and his mid-century modern turned 21st-century chic penthouse.
orlando was born in cuba and came to the u.s. at a fairly young age. he opened his own firm, oda design associates, in 1987 and is recognized as one of the premier designers in the country. he works on top-notch commissions for both residential and commerical interiors and he designs collections for furniture manufacturers, including several for the sf-based mcguire furniture company. below is a collection of photos of his apartment high atop pacific heights ~ where his pared down interior architecture creates a drama-filled gallery for the finest art and antiques in his collection. he says of his place: "i didn't want the interior architecture to deny that it's in a high-rise. my goal was to achieve a light, fresh-air, california feeling in a building absolutely suitable for modern living."

the editors of “san francisco” were so impressed they put orlando's place on the cover of the june issue! my favorite quote from the article:
"people think i never use color, but it isn't true. i love color! sometimes it's very subtle, sometimes it's not. in cuba, as a teenager, i once painted my family's living room shocking pink."
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