Villalobos Desio was founded in 2010. They are known for successfully mixing new
pieces, antiques, and contemporary art; their aesthetic is inspired by a wide range of
cultural influences from French, African, and Pre-Columbian, to Asian and American.
In creating an environment, they tell a story that complements the backgrounds of
The essence of the firm is to help clients find inspiration by incorporating their
significant memories to give a sense of personal relevance to each project. The firm
wants those who encounter its work to experience their clients’ pasts which are
seamlessly integrated into their current everyday lives giving a sense of history
combined with their own senses of style.
The secondary key element of the design sensibility is a deep appreciation of
traditional craftsmanship along with its elegance and design integrity, striking a
balance between imperfection and precision. While incorporating these elements
into the design, a key element of history is ever present.
Alberto Villalobos, the principal of Villalobos Desio, is an international interior
designer and tastemaker based in New York City. His goal is to create discreet
luxurious environments with a fresh approach for both globetrotters as well as his
New York based clientele –- all in search of a unique design experience.
He strives to create unique environments that are relevant, functional, livable and
always timeless. Alberto Villalobos studied at the New York School of Interior Design
where, after obtaining his degree, opened Villalobos Desio with Mercedes Desio.
Alberto, whose nationality is Colombian, wanted to combine the eclectic and
international senses of aesthetic acquired from his cultural background, travels and