Interior Affairs: Sofía Aspe and The Art Of Design

© Interior Affairs edited by Sofía Aspe, Rizzoli New York, 2021

In the introduction to her new book Interior Affairs, the uber-talented Mexican born interior designer Sofía Aspe writes;

“Interior design is a profession that strides between architecture and decoration. Rebellious by nature, it does not conform to the spatial limits that bound the architectural layout or to the established arrangement of furniture. Interior design tears down walls, invents furniture, and uncovers angles and materials with one sole purpose: to strike a balance among functionality, pleasure, and aesthetics.”

Interior of CASA CLUB EL CARMEN, Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico, with artworks by Beatriz Posada: Raìces 2, Raìces 3
© Photo credit Alfonso de Béjar

One would be hard pressed to come up with a better description of the interior design discipline. And Aspe’s views offer a window into the philosophy behind the two dozen projects chronicled in the book, which focuses on spaces that make her client’s lives richer and more pleasurable.

Interior of CASA AUSTIN, Austin, Texas, USA with artwork by Gabriel de la Mora:44.400, III, 2018, 1,776 used sides of 888 matchboxes from 44,400 burnt matches on cardboard, © Courtesy Gabriel de la Mora and Proyectos Monclova Private Collection Photo credit ©José Margaleff
Interior of CASA AUSTIN, Austin, Texas, USA with artwork by Jose Davila: Untitled (Woman), 2019, archival pigment print,© Jose Davila, by SIAE 2021 Photo credit ©José Margaleff
Interior of CASA LA SIRENA, Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico, with artworks by Jorge Méndez Blake: Lenguaje Desmantelado I, 2017, acrylic on linen, 260 x 200 cm © Courtesy the artist
Photo credit ©Alfonso de Béjar

Decidedly contemporary rooms, chock-full of notable works of art, brim with Latin American references: rich color palettes, natural materials, and demonstrative silhouettes. The compendium of spaces, from projects in Mexico City, Merida, Miami, Austin, Madrid, and Vail, showcases meticulously crafted interiors by Aspe and her all-woman studio.

Interior of CAMPOS ELÍSEOS , Mexico City, Mexico with artworks by Adán Paredes: Rapsoda I, ceramic © Courtesy the artist Photo credit ©Alfonso de Béjar
Interior of CHAMBERÍ, Madrid, Spain with artwork by Aldo Chaparro: Brass &Automotive Paint, brass and paint, © Courtesy the artist Photo credit ©Jamie Navarro

A must-have for any informed interior design library, Interior Affairs transports you into Aspe’s world of inspired interiors, where this humble observer would certainly welcome taking up residence.

INTERIOR AFFAIRS: SOFÍA ASPE AND THE ART OF DESIGN

© Interior Affairs edited by Sofía Aspe, Rizzoli New York, 2021

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