Miami,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 11, 2003–“Oleo”, located in the historical district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the first lounge/club of its kind in the island; combining the character imposed by lounges in trendy cities like Miami and New York with the traditional and historic architecture of Old San Juan.
Miami-based designer Lisa Halloran, who has been recognized in this city for her creativeness and imagination, successfully implemented her mark in this masterpiece, setting a standard in interior design.
According to Halloran, owner and head designer of Sculptors of Space, the reconstruction and redesign of the space that boasts “Oleo” meant the opportunity to incorporate interior design’s fresh and modern trends while respecting the integrity of historical Old San Juan.
Sculptors of Space, who has designed hot spots the likes of Nikky Beach Club, The Strand, Touch and Opium in Miami Beach, combined rich and luxurious fabrics with second hand objects to give the space its own personality. For example, the sofas at “Oleo” are upholstered with cow hide from New Mexico and the lamps in the main room are made of canvas and raffia, simulating gigantic napkins.
“The idea behind this project, which is also what I look for when designing all spaces, was to create an area where you feel comfortable and don’t want to leave, and you don’t know why”, said Halloran, who has also been involved in residential projects like that of Sylvester Stallone’s mansion in Coconut Grove.
Sculptures of Space, founded by Lisa Halloran 4 years ago is not only an interior design company, but also incorporates the elements that support the creative process. The company is currently heading the remodeling of Hotel Cavalier; redesigning the lobby, patio, bar and restaurant, among others. Additional projects include a clothing boutique on the grounds of the Clinton Hotel and the possibility of a second club in Puerto Rico.
At “Oleo”, already positioned as the hippest place in Puerto Rico, Halloran incorporated her trademark, which is a symbol of her work in most of her spaces: a swing. “In Key West, where I was raised, it’s very common to have a swing in the backyard. It’s so comfortable and fun, that I decided to use it as an icon in the majority of my projects”, she added.
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