Lázaro Rosa-Violán describes himself as an ‘urban archaeologist’ and ‘style hunter’. Although he studied the Fine Arts, his ability to conceive interiors is instinctual.
His first project (a restaurant) was carried out in the Balearic Island of Ibiza in 1990 and in 2003 he established his company “Contemporain Studio”, on the premise that very few bars and restaurants were executed whereby interior design, lighting, ambiance and food worked together to make a coherent whole. “The interior designer is an actor“, he has stated. “He must dress up and change roles, understand new identities and integrate them with his own.”
New and old mix in designer’s home
His ability to re-interpret design icons, culturally-aware sense of aesthetics and technical knowledge has resulted in an impressive portfolio. Rosa-Violán’s mise en scenes create a sense of luxury and timelessness. Every detail, be it furniture, textiles or wall art converge together naturally, resulting in harmonious interiors that stand out for their ease of use and concise visual language.
From their studio in Barcelona, Contemporain has created over 40 distinguishing interiors for some of Spain’s most successful restaurants, boutique hotels and retails establishments, from 100-room hostelries to a micro food shop.
Lázaro Rosa-Violán leads Contemporain’s eight-strong team of industrial, interior and graphic designers. Their combination of technical ability, knowledge of design culture, both past and present, and ability to interpret client’s needs is their raison d’ etre. Lazaro is creating rich and beautiful interiors that, although meticulously contrived, carry an air of ‘lived-in’ spontaneity.
Designer’s eclectic home
Office in Barcelona
Restaurant Big Fish – Borne, Barcelona
Oysho Shop, Barcelona
Felix Gourmet Food Shop, Barcelona
Fishop Restaurant, Barcelona
Piscolabis Restaurant, Barcelona
Japanese Restaurant Miu in Barcelona
Restaurant Bazaar in Madrid
Restaurant Public in Madrid
Restaurant Basilico in Barcelona
Restaurant La Polpa in Barcelona
Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
Hotel Trias Palamos, Costa Brava
Hotel & Restaurant Market in Barcelona
Hotel Praktik Rambla in Barcelona
Hotel Banys Oriental in Barcelona
Club Bonmont, Barcelona