Interior Design

Soul: Interiors by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy

The second monograph—the first having been published in 2009—on one of today’s most celebrated designers, renowned for being one of the earliest creators of a modernism that is soft, warm, and lyrical.

San Francisco–based Orlando Diaz-Azcuy’s mastery of the home interior has made him one of America’s most renowned designers. Regarded by professionals as a “dean of interior design” and a pioneer of minimalist design since the early 1980s, Diaz-Azcuy has been a major influence in the worlds of interior architecture and design. Bringing soul to modernism is Diaz-Azcuy’s greatest legacy, as well as the subject of this book. Each residence featured in these pages is essentially simple, functional and beautiful, achieved with exactitude, attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Diaz-Azcuy’s elegantly composed rooms speak volumes for his spare, intelligent, and disciplined touch. His interiors—located in Miami and New York as well as San Francisco—combine architecturally clean lines and an urbane sensibility with smart flashes of bold color or a pedigreed period statement piece to balance a curated look. By orchestrating textural richness, honest materiality, and judiciously deployed global artifacts and art in perfectly calibrated measure, Diaz-Azcuy transforms modernism into something eminently livable, pioneering a new style that has become ubiquitous today.

About The Author

Orlando Diaz-Azcuy has been a designer for fifty years and founded Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates in 1987. He is a member of Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. Jorge S. Arango is a design writer, editor, and producer whose work has appeared in Metropolitan Home, Robb Report, Art & Antiques, and Country Living.

  • Publish Date: November 15, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $85.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7250-3


"Each residence featured in these pages is simple, functional, and beautiful, achieved with exactitude, attention to detail and craftsmanship by the minimalist Cuban-born designer." —SOCIETY TEXAS

"A pioneer of minimalist design, Diaz-Azcuy is a master of creating clean, livable spaces that incorporate distinctive elements, such as vintage pieces, global artifacts and unexpected splashes of color." —LUXE MAGAZINE

"...The book records Diaz-Azcuy’s dynamic interiors and architecture since 2009..." —NOB HILL GAZETTE