Juan Pablo Molyneux heads the international interior design firm J.P. Molyneux Studio Ltd. His first studios, opened in the 1970s in Chile and Argentina, were gradually supplanted as the designer’s journey took him to newer and broader horizons.
The two studios Juan Pablo Molyneux now maintains, one in New York (established 1982) and the other in Paris (established 1998), may be separated by time and geography, but they are united by technology the spirit of collaboration cultivated between the teams, allowing for a unique ability to serve clients globally.
Juan Pablo Molyneux has created private residences in South America, the United States, Canada, throughout Europe, and the Middle East. His public spaces include the Pavilion of Treaties for the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg, the Cercle de I’Union Interalliée, in Paris, and the Russian Rooms at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Most recently, Juan Pablo Molyneux was featured in Introspective Magazine.
How did you get started?
By simply stepping forward! And I have kept on with that momentum ever since.
What inspired you to start this business?
My nature – independent, creative, determined.
How do you make money?
By not spending it!
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
In my view, everything is profitable, in a sense. Consider that.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
How did you get your first customer?
Word of mouth, and it still works that way!
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
By being my own best marketer, each day, every day, wherever I am in the world. And my interiors speak for me.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
Whether to take on a certain new project. (I must maintain client confidentiality, but I have some extraordinary things happening, especially in Europe.)
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
My character. My talent. Remaining positive.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
When a project is complete . . . and received by the client.
What does the future hold for your business?
What are you most excited about?
As always, new perspectives. And I gain those perspectives by traveling and meeting with clients worldwide.