César Giraldo unveils a futuristic new capsule collection in collaboration with Studio M Lighting, brightening interiors all over California.


“Lighting is undeniably one of the most crucial design elements,” stresses César Giraldo. “It should never be overlooked or underestimated.” Cue the interior designer’s newest capsule collection with Studio M Lighting, aptly entitled Gusto. The West Hollywood-based founder of César Giraldo Design was fascinated by both the power of light and the architecture of a recent residential project, specifically the “sleek, defined curved exterior and the clean lines, geometric shapes and free-flowing spaces that defined the interiors, softly splashed with light.” The project, entitled 1859, inspired the collection. “An illuminated environment brings people together in focus; a dimmed space welcomes the mind into poetic bliss, and between the two you find Gusto, bridging the transitions and creating an experience.” Expect artisanal handblown glass elements featuring cloudlike swirls, gradient grays and striking amber tones. The pieces appear to be floating in midair while providing plenty of ambient light—futuristic, modern designs. “I absolutely love every single piece in this collection,” Giraldo gushes. “From a design perspective, it is incredibly cohesive and a strong sense of gusto runs throughout the collection.” cesargiraldodesign.com; studiomlighting.com

"The Gusto capsule collection will enrich ambiances and uplift moods, ensuring an elevated experience." Gusto chandelier, studiomlighting.com

"An elegant masterpiece of materiality—marble, wood and metal." Ted table by Hilla Havkin, Henge, henge07.com

"The collection enhances the culinary experience with its exquisite beauty." Dé Tableware by Ann Demeulemeester, Serax, serax.com

"The design evokes an elegant simplicity that brings forth a sense of comfort, while the enchanting scent effortlessly whisks you away to a blissful paradise." Ex Nihilo Gold Immortals candle, us.ex-nihilo-paris.com

"Art must always have the best frames; I apply the same rule to my face." Persol 649 photochromic glasses, persol.com

"From my collection Straight Lines Unexpected Curves, inspired by art deco design and my worldly travels." Los Angeles rug by César Giraldo, Mehraban Rugs, mehraban.com

"Books are the best accessories for the home, and this particular one is my ultimate source of inspiration." Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh (Ultimate Edition), assouline.com