Nobody rocks a tie-dyed ensemble and rainbow-colored leopard-print hair quite like Latin music superstar , a.k.a. Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin. The record-breaking Colombian singer sported the natty look at the 2019 iteration of Coachella, delighting legions of fans obsessed with his addictive reggaeton beats as well as his intrepid fashion sense, which runs the gamut from polychromatic streetwear to haute couture. Those same fans might be surprised to discover that on the home front, Balvin eschews giddy theatrics and prismatic finery in favor of minimalist cool and Japanese-inflected decorative restraint. His loft in Medellín and his country retreat in Llanogrande, 30 minutes from the city, are object lessons in the poetics of simplicity.
“Architecture, music, fashion—they’re all forms of expression. When it comes to the places I live, I definitely take a less-is-more approach,” says the Latin Grammy Award– winning artist. “A house should be a place where you can rest your spirit. I’ve tried to create places that feed my soul, not my ego,” he avers.
ag棋牌地址Balvin’s town and country residences were both designed by the Medellín-based firm . The numerical designation signifies the company’s holistic approach, encompassing interior design, architecture, branding, project management, and furniture design. “Honestly, I could have called anyone in the world. But I chose 5 Sólidos because they are based right here in Medellín. I love their young spirit and their passion. Latinos have beautiful taste, and we understand the meaning of lifestyle,” the singer insists, echoing his long-standing crusade to promote Colombian artistry and Latin culture around the globe.
“Jose is very demanding. He has a clear idea of what he likes and how he wants to live. You see it reflected in the artwork he collects, the books on the shelves, the neutral palette—every detail down to the sheets and towels,” says Elisa Ortega, one of three partners in 5 Sólidos. Daniel Correa, another partner, adds, “We designed these places as refuges for Jose, where
he can simply relax or hang out with friends. There is not a lot of visual noise.”