JAIME BERIESTAIN

In 2000, after a decade of professional practice in his homeland, Jaime Beriestain (Santiago de Chile, 1969) moved to Barcelona to study for an Interior Design Postgraduate Degree at the BAU Design College.

 

In 2002, he founded Jaime Beriestain Studio. Ever since, he and his team of professionals have been working on important national and international interior design projects.

 

In 2010, he opened a showroom in the centre of Barcelona, near Gaudi’s La Pedrera building, showcasing a selection of restored mid-20th-century furniture, books, and other decoration products. With the inauguration of his Concept Store and Café in 2013, Jaime Beriestain embarked upon his activities in the hospitality industry. His café is often featured in premium magazines like Vogue, Côté Sud, Elle, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Vanity Fair.

 

Jaime’s designs include a wide variety of objects: lamps, chairs, rugs, sunglasses, sandals etc., and even his own recipes. He continues to work tirelessly, following his passion for high quality design and a job well done.

 

THE STUDIO

Jaime Beriestain Studio is an award-winning interior design and landscape architecture firm based in Madrid and Barcelona. Founded by Jaime Beriestain in 2002, it has completed prestigious projects of different sizes and complexities throughout Europe, Africa and America.

 

Jaime Beriestain Studio has a diverse portfolio of outstanding luxury hotel, private residential, restaurant and retail projects. Clients include leading hotel chains such as Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and Hilton.

 

The Studio’s approach is to research the specific nature of each project and tailor a design response to meet the aspirations of the individual client, the characteristics of the site and the detailed requirements of future occupants.

 

Beriestain’s designs, ranging from the classicism of Barcelona’s period Hotel Palace (formerly The Ritz) to the contemporary glamour of Hotel The One by H10, bear witness to the firm’s extraordinary versatility.

 

Beriestain was honoured as Best Interior Design Studio 2016 by Condé Nast’s Architectural Digest magazine.

 

In 2017, he designed the public areas of the renovated Hotel Sofia in Barcelona, furnishing this emblematic hotel with a refreshed international identity. In the same year, he renovated a stunning Hotel Particulier Classé Historique in the historic centre of Geneva.

 

Nowadays, the Studio already has a number of stunning projects in Spain, Dubai and New York in progress.

TEAM

JAIME BERIESTAIN

CEO & FOUNDER

Beriestain can best be described as inquisitive, restless, demanding and disciplined. The result of his work stems from observation, accuracy and integrity in all that he does. His tastes are eclectic and their imprint timeless. Beriestain creates warm and welcoming atmospheres, where people feel at ease.

JUAN SAINZ DE LOS TERREROS

PROJECT OFFICE DIRECTOR & ARCHITECT

Juan has diplomas from ETSAUN, ETSAB and TUB, and built his experience in top-flight Spanish and German studios. This highly qualified profile means he can monitor and lead projects both national and international with a guarantee of precision, control and authority.

JESUS MARTINELL

BUSINESS DEVELOPER & LEGAL AFFAIRS

After graduating in Law from ESADE, he took a Master’s in International Business Law, also at ESADE. As a lawyer, Jesús practised in the fields of IT, Privacy, Data Protection and Corporate law. Today, he heads the business development and legal affairs function at Jaime Beriestain Studio.

OMAR GONZÁLEZ

CONCEPT DESIGN LEAD & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

After graduating from Marketing at ESIC Business School back in 2010, Omar decided to study Interior Design at Elisava School of Design, graduating in 2014. Omar joined Jaime Beriestain Studio working on a vast array of projects. He leads the Concept Design Team under the supervision of Jaime Beriestain.

SZYMON KELLER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

A graduate with a double degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Szymon previously worked as a creative designer in Stockholm and as an Interior Designer in firms in Warsaw, Monaco and Barcelona. He joined Jaime Beriestain Studio as an Interior Designer in 2017.

ÁLVARO DÍAZ

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Interior Design graduate of the Escuela Superior de Diseño in Madrid, Spain. With previous experience designing furniture and products, his passions become objectified in his work, where aesthetics, proportions, materials and shapes meet bringing genuine spaces and furniture pieces seeking to reveal it´s essence.

DAMIÁN CASTRO

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Damián began his studies to be an Architect, then changed his carreer to study Interior Design at Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. In addition he does a course in lighting at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile. Damián joins Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2018 where he combines his passion for drawing with Interior Design.

LAIA ROMERO

INTERIOR DESIGNER

After studying Interior Design at Elisava School of Design, Laia joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2018. She previously worked on retail projects, developing new ways of understanding spaces from an alternative point of view. She is a spatially sensitive designer who solves the problems of space with simple, rational solutions.

LUCÍA PAZOS

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lucía is a graduate in Art History at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Interior Architecture at ETSAM. In her work she combines her two great passions, art and interior design. Lucia arrives at Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019 after working in different studios in Madrid, to contribute her creative sensibility.

PATRIK LÓPEZ

PRODUCT DESIGN LEAD

After completing his Architecture studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), the Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University, Missouri and a professional 3D modelling course, Patrik joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2016, where he now works on luxury hotel projects.

OSCAR JOYA

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Graduated in Product Design from Elisava School of Design and Engineering in 2014. He has previously worked developing projects in different design fields as furniture, lighting or user interface, achieving a global design perspective. Oscar joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in February 2019 to develop new furniture projects.

LUIS MUNÁRRIZ

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Graduated in Engineering in Industrial Design (2017) and Postgraduated in Furniture Design for Communities (2019) from Elisava School of Design and Engineering, joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019. He has previously worked in lighting and furniture projects both from the design and technical point of view.

ARNAU SANTAMARIA

DESIGNER

Graduated in Product Design from ESDi Universitat Ramon Llull in 2016, he joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019. Arnau has previously worked as a photographer and creative designer for interior and graphic projects, as well as in project management and communication, completing all stages of a design project.

QUIRZE SALICHS

CONTRACT LEAD ARCHITECT

After studying Architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), Quirze joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2014, where he is involved in a wide variety of projects and which he leads some of them, including premium private residences as well as international luxury hotels.

ANA AGUADO

RESIDENTIAL LEAD ARCHITECT

Graduated as an architect at the Valencia School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPV), Ana has previously worked for different firms in Barcelona and Berlin, being involved in residential, cultural and retail projects. She joined Jaime Beriestain Studio 2019 as a member of the architecture team, working on a wide variety of projects.

MARTA CORTÉS

ARCHITECT

Marta is an Architecture graduate of the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC) and holder of a Master’s in Landscape Design from the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles. In October 2016, she joined Jaime Beriestain Studio, where she works on luxury private residential projects.

JUAN DIEGO PÉREZ

ARCHITECT

A Cum Laude 2012 graduate of the University of Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia) and with an M.Arch (2015) from Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC), Juan Diego joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2016 and now works on a wide variety of projects, including luxury hotels and hospitality.

JUAN JOSÉ MORGADO

ARCHITECT

Graduated as an Architect from the Seville’s ETSAS School of Architecture in July 2009. Later, in 2013, he obtained a Master’s in Interior Design from the University of Salamanca’s MADin. Juanjo joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in November 2016 and works on luxury hotel and retail projects.

SAINZA HERVELLA

ARCHITECT

Architect by the ETSAC, she broadens her training of architectural projects in France and Germany with the Iacobus scholarship. She studied a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at ELISAVA. Winner of two LAUS awards with wide experience in architecture, design and interior architecture. She joined the Studio in 2019.

MARCOS MERINO

ARCHITECT

Graduated as an architect at the Seville School of Architecture (ETSAS-US), Marcos started to collaborate in several architecture offices in Seville. After that period, he has worked in London as an architect in a landscape studio and in an office involved in luxury residential projects. He joined at Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019.

MARTA GASET

ARCHITECT

Marta graduated in Interior Design at The Interior Design School in London after previously studying Advertising and PR in Blanquerna (Barcelona). After working in several Interior Architecture studios in London and Barcelona, Marta joined the architecture team at Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019, where she develops luxury hotel projects.

JULIA LÓPEZ

ARCHITECT

After studying Design at the Basque University of Fine Arts (UPV), Julia finished her studies as Interior Designer at Barcelona School of Design (ESDAP). Afterwards, she joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2019, where she contributes creatively in the architecture team.

QUICO CORTÉS

PROJECT MANAGER & HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT

Quico Cortés studied Architecture and Interior Design in Barcelona and, after a gaining great experience as a Project Manager in the luxury hotel sector, joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2008. Heading the of Beriestain Hospitality Unit, he is involved in FF&E, hotel and private residence projects.

DIDAC SANTACANA

PROJECT MANAGER

Graduated of Interior Design in 2002 from BAU Design College of Barcelona, he worked alongside Jaime Beriestain from his very first project in Barcelona. He has had two partnerships with Jaime Beriestain (from 2002 to 2010 and from 2015 to the present day), managing projects from private residences to luxury hotels.

CARME BENITO

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Head of the Administration and Accounting Department. Carme joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2013, she studied at Illa Dels Banyols.

JESSICA ARGUETA

ACCOUNTANT

Graduated from the Institut Obert de Catalunya with a degree in accounting, Jessica joined Jaime Beriestain Studio in 2014.

JAVIER RÍOS

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CEO & TEAM

After graduating in Business Administration and working for several years in Santiago, Chile, Javier arrived in Barcelona to read a postgraduate diploma in Event Management at IED. He joined the Beriestain team in late 2018, where he directly assists Jaime and the different areas of the company.