Each project is an opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate and produce a design that tells a story unique to its time, place, and purpose; a dialogue with the cultural Zeitgeist.
His interest in inventive design and materials, and attention to craft, has assisted him in creating unique interiors, including Rosewood London and The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore. In addition to hotel design, Rafael has a curated portfolio of residences, restaurants and couture boutiques that have been widely published. As Associate Design Director in Wilson Associates New York, he is responsible for crafting the overarching design narrative and ensuring his team fulfils that creative vision. Rafael is a creator, and when he’s not designing in the studio, he’s soaking up all NYC has to offer, exploring galleries in Chelsea, visiting the latest museum exhibits, enjoying the theatre, and dining with friends.