About Stephen Bastone and His Vision
In his adept hands, this marriage of Old World forms with 21st century style is seamless, yet the contrast is bracing – much like the designer himself.
Born in New York and gifted with magnetic appeal, he was spotted early on by the likes of Donatella Versace and Vivienne Westwood, who flew this 6’ 1” hulk to Milan and Paris to walk their runways.
A ten-year apprenticeship with Vincent Fourcade introduced him to interior design based on the finest 19th-century craftsmanship, as well as to an urbane social milieu that included Diana Vreeland, Jayne Wrightsman and Annette de la Renta.
Since 1993 he has been an associate in the Paris atelier of Alberto Pinto, where he has helped produce some of the most opulent interiors of our time. One of the best-kept secrets in the New York design world, Bastone now creates completely bespoke interiors for a very select group of clients.
– James Reginato