Located in the heart of Paris' fashion district, the Hôtel de la Victoire nowadays houses Alberto Pinto's showroom and agency. The famous interior designer is exhibiting his never-beforeseen Rio collection, consisting of chairs, tables and console tables. This is the first major step towards the opening of another shop which will take place in 2011 in a nearby street. Exclusive items, mostly gathered in South America, will be displayed there. These new developments cap a fantastic 40-year long career that the designer is currently celebrating. Well-known for his multicultural background, and the six languages that he speaks fluently, Alberto Pinto specializes in the redesign of atypical places such as an English castle, a villa in Southampton, a New York City loft, a private yacht and a Boeing jet. He now runs a team of 60 employees working on 30+ projects, including the prestigious Hôtel Lambert construction site.
Alberto Pinto, 11, rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris. Tél. : 01 40 13 00 00 - www.pintoparis.com