His work has been featured in numerous magazines, his restaurants have been among the most talked about in the city and his hotels have the ability to transport guests from the moment they step through the door.
His first project a restaurant, was carried out in the Balearic Island of Ibiza in 1990 and in 2003 he established CONTEMPORAIN, his Barcelona based design firm with a flair for international design and impeccable taste is located on a quiet street in the Eixample, steps away from the Arc of Triumph.
Lázaro Rosa-Violán describes himself as an ‘urban archaeologist’ and ‘style hunter’ merging an eclectic mix of the urban city streets with the serenity of the balearic islands. His designs inspire even the most jaded city slicker to put down the blackberry and relax.
Rosa-Violán leads Contemporain’s eight-strong team of industrial, interior and graphic designers “The interior designer is an actor“, he has been quoted saying “He must dress up and change roles, understand new identities and integrate them with his own.”
His ability to re-interpret classic design icons, with a culturally aware sense of aesthetics and technical knowledge has resulted in an impressive portfolio filled with a sense of luxury and timelessness. To date Contemporain has created over 40 distinguished interiors for some of Spain’s most successful restaurants, boutique hotels and retails establishments, from a 100-room hostelries to a micro food shop.
His keen eye to every last detail, allows him to orchestrate a combination which brings together the finest pieces of furniture, textiles and wall art resulting in harmonious interiors which instantly stand out thanks to their effortless charm and sophisticated color palette.
In today’s cluttered marketplace, clear and succinct branding is vital. Unique identities are not achieved by vision alone. With this in mind, Contemporain has changed the face of design in Barcelona and has left his signature mark on dining rooms and lobbies throughout Catalunya.
For a look into Contemporain´s future projects and an inside glimpse to one of Barcelona’s most influential designers check out www.contemporain.es