The evolution of Gloria Cortina’s architectural interiors obvious in this home in the verdant Chapultepec Hills enclave of Mexico City. The interiors were originally designed in the mid-20th century by Arturo Panni, a Mexican master of minimalism. Gloria has transformed them, retaining some cherished original pieces and, today, Carpatos is thoroughly of the 21st century.

Most of the furniture and fittings were designed by Gloria, with additional works of international art chosen by her, including a beeswax-coated room divider panel by Slater Bradley. ‘The character and cultural content of the architecture and spaces is experienced through the materiality and the forms and arrangements of the interior pieces,’ she explains. ‘I think of these interiors as fundamentally architectural, a mixture of practicality and spatial artistry.’

The materials and objects have been juxtaposed and reimagined in engrossing compositions – from small incidental objects such as urns, to Gloria’s monumental onyx and bronze Origin Table.