London-based Luiza Pardellas-Marra has long had a serious passion for interior design, but it wasn’t until she swapped a career in finance for working with the top international fabric houses 17 years ago that she discovered a whole new realm of creative possibilities. Now, driven by a desire to make a big impact on residential spaces while only making a small change, she has launched her first collection of luxury home accessories.
Her love of travelling began at a young age; as the daughter of a diplomat she lived in and visited many countries from birth, immersing herself in fascinating cultures along the way
One of the stand-out features in the room at Mosimann’s is the floor, a specially commissioned interpretation of an original oil painting by artist Lauren Mele. Luiza also worked with sixthgeneration, family-owned luxury paint company Mylands, who she represents at her showroom in Chelsea Harbour. Contemporary art is another of her great loves and she has been advising clients for several years in a bid to make collecting more accessible. Her ideas for the field of interior design are limitless and include exclusive workshops and some exciting collaborations (recently she teamed up with Objekti on a series of decorative objects and art created by Mexican artists).
Earlier this year, Luiza launched her first luxury trims collection, Estella. In addition to complementing Casa Luiza’s accessories, it will feature in her next collection, Felicita, which is slated for release in the autumn. ‘Felicita will feature a series of flexible seating alternatives,’ she explains. ‘Whatever home accessories I design, they will always sit within the principles of what Casa Luiza is based on: namely, sustainably made, limited-edition products that are a form of my self-expression and creativity.’
Casa Luiza Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Colony Showroom, Unit 214, Central Dome, London SW10 0XE
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