I Inspiration Linda Pinto
She perpetuates the spirit of Alberto Pinto.
SINCE THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALBERTO PINTO, AMBASSADOR OF FRENCH STYLE, HIS ECLECTIC SIGNATURE LIVES ON THANKS TO LINDA, HIS SISTER, WHO RUNS THE EPONYMOUS AGENCY, SURROUNDED BY A TALENTED TEAM.
Pinto and eight designers, perpetuate the spirit of Alberto Pinto. The agency, which is both an interior design and decoration agency, is a hive of activity and, above all, a family. With a team of 100 people, the Alberto Pinto agency handles major projects - castles, mansions, apartment buildings ... – as well as yachts and private jets through specialised departments. Led by Linda Pinto, the demand for perfection and reﬁnement remain constant. Each project is designed with a persistent desire to allow the wildest dreams to become a magical reality. In close collaboration with the best blacksmiths, upholsterers and cabinetmakers, and in the utmost conﬁdentiality and discretion, the Alberto Pinto agency operates on every continent, with a brilliant balance between decoration and accumulation. The specialist in “haute decoration” began a new experience in 2008: the creation and distribution of a home collection, combining furniture and tableware, which are also the product of the greatest expertise. A way to access the visual world of the magiciandesigner through rare, but aﬀordable objects.
A tall and beautiful lady with a warm smile, Linda Pinto took over the Alberto Pinto agency when her brother passed away, four years ago. The great French interior designer, of Moroccan origin, built his reputation on a mix of genres: From the most baroque to the most minimalist, always with a sense of eclectic and breath-taking luxury. Trained at the Ecole du Louvre, the born antique hunter came into decoration through photography. Specialised in decoration and interior design, he made many photo reportages in Mexico, England, Italy, India ... before taking to “major projects” around the world. Thanks to his well-trained eye, his sense of volume and colour and his taste for design, this man who always liked to take on a
challenge and who specialised in decorating unique places, created luxurious and reﬁned hotels, apartments, villas, palaces and oﬃces, and made each site a unique and comprehensive creation, custom designed around the lifestyle of its sponsor. Arriving in Paris at age 17, Linda, the youngest of the Pinto family, initially took care of the furniture and antique shops that her brother opened when he ﬁrst started out, close to the Boulevard Saint-Germain. She then managed his Quai d’Orsay oﬃces and ensured the smooth running of projects before eventually taking over the management of the ﬁrm. Based in the magniﬁcent seventeenth century private residence, the Hôtel de la Victoire, located closed to the Place des Victoires, premises taken up in 2000, Linda
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