The new Finestra Curio, shown here, is the newest addition to our Hearst Castle Collection®. Unveiled during last week’s Spring High Point Market, this design takes its inspiration from a window frieze I spotted on the Casa del Sol guest house when I was walking the Castle grounds. I was immediately struck by the architectural styling and meticulous detailing of this lovely window design and thought these elements would provide the perfect accents for the top and front of certain furniture pieces. The Curio is named “Finestra,” which is Italian for window.
Because the Hearst Castle Collection draws its inspiration from one of the most spirited, productive and long lasting architectural and interior design projects in American history, it is an especially rewarding project to work on. Media magnate William Randolph Hearst and Julia Morgan, the first prominent woman architect in America, worked together for 28 years on the creation of California’s Hearst Castle®.
We have the great fortune of working closely with the Castle’s curatorial staff – reviewing architectural renderings by Julia Morgan, countless rooms designed around Hearst’s stunning art and architectural collections, and much more to find the inspiration for each piece in the growing collection. To see other designs in the Hearst Castle Collection, click here.