vincente-wolf-designer-dyslexia“I had to depend on my mind’s eye,” he remembers. “At home I’d spend hours playing in my room with imaginary friends and moving the furniture around…”

Cuban-born Designer Vincente Wolf has been named to Top 10 Influential Interior Designers in  the US as well as Architectural Digest’s Top 100. He designs hotels, restaurants, and furniture, and yes, he is dyslexic.

Vincente-coverWhen an interviewer noted that he never graduated high school, Vincente answered:

“You know, I’m dyslexic, so the sense of schooling that format of learning did not work for me…what you see here [apartment] is because I can see it in my mind before it is created.”

Wolf owns a Manhattan interior design store VW Home, has authored four books on interior design and photography, teaches at the Parsons School of Design and designs for Ann Sachs, Baccarat, and Tufenkian.

Check out Vincente Wolf’s charitable work redesigning a New York City Dance Space below.


Interview with Vincente Wolf