Lorna de Santos is an architecture, interior and product design studio comprised of five young interior designers and architects that was founded in 2017. Headed by its namesake, Lorna de Santos, who was born in Madrid and whose background includes a degree in Architecture at the Higher Institute of ETSAM, the firm’s focus is on pure materials, art and the aesthetic ideal.
The firm’s installation for Casa Decor 2020, entitled Topografias del Placer / Topographies of Pleasure is a beautiful example of their work: an aesthetic paradigm based on nature and a return to the art of living. The project celebrates a return to a more contemplative life, an escape from the chaos of the 21st century, with its elegant use of natural materials―beautiful rough-hewn wood and stone, leather and ceramic, and walls made of a mix of cement and marine waste. There are ties to the introspective Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi,
and a focus on sustainability and the craft workshops of Spain.