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Architecture, Art & Interior Design – The Roles & Responsibilities in Building a Living Collection
Speaker(s): James Magni, John Wolf, Mauricio Oberfeld

Architecture, Art & Interior Design – The Roles & Responsibilities in Building a Living Collection

Join this conversation about the collaborative efforts that make the relationship between art, architecture, design, and home relevant. The curatorial process of private space is crucial to the interplay of design and art.

Talk Details

Homes today are treated themselves as a collector’s private museum. Our homes as refuge, play and work, the space is defined by our passions and the integration of art into these spaces involves many important players. Design is crucial to the exhibition of art, and the panel will discuss the best approach to design your lifestyle with your art.


Speaker Details


John Wolf

John Wolf is a global art advisor at the helm of his firm, which assists private collectors, institutions and corporations in creating outstanding collections of contemporary art. Through private brokerage and his myriad relationships with artists, galleries and collectors around the world he gains access for his clients to buy the best quality works of art. His firm’s goal in the process is to educate clients about all aspects of the art market. Matching the client with the right piece of art is his paramount concern. A full service private art brokerage firm, John Wolf and his associates also consult the interior design trade and curate exhibitions. Through keen business savvy and market intuition, Wolf strives to create long-term value for his clients through museum grade acquisitions, collection management and appraisal services.


Mauricio Oberfeld

Mauricio Oberfeld has an extensive background in architecture and construction. Through his experience in real estate development, Mauricio has gained an extensive understanding of the financial aspect of construction, from bidding and budgeting to financing and cost control. Having been a client himself, Mauricio understands the needs and whims of a client, a key component complimenting Dugally Oberfeld’s mission to achieve a superior level of service to the client. Having graduated as a Bachelor of Architecture from USC has given Mauricio a very intense understanding of design and architecture, a trait which is invaluable to the client throughout the construction process.


James Magni

The end result speaks for itself. This is the mantra behind innovative designer, James Magni. His signature aesthetic is clean modern elegance against strong architectural backgrounds. Named as one of Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” and famed for his signature aesthetic of “Global Modernism”. Architecture and interior design have allowed Magni to work on his true love – furnishings, art, and sculpture, taking influence by such design greats as Mies van der Rohe, Carlo Scarpa, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Maxime Old. He is lauded by his clients for his curatorial eye and inclusion of art and the goal of building lifelong collections in a home.

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