Gustavo Alejandro Olivieri, a native of Argentina, arrived in Miami, Florida in 1995 hoping to use his architectural background and training. His first design position in the US was with Island Outpost Hotels and famed interior designer and business woman, Barbara Hulanicki. Some of his best work can still be seen at The Marlin Hotel where the rock band U2 recorded several albums and The Tides Hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami’s South Beach.
In 1999, Gustavo moved to Washington D.C. to serve as lead design consultant in a major remodel of a favorite local night spot in DC’s famed Dupont Circle neighborhood. After its completion, Gustavo returned to Miami ready to be his own boss and open his own showroom.
Gustavo Olivieri Antiques became an instant success, creating the need to launch a new showroom in New York City and the Hamptons, Manhattan‘s elite beach destination. Design firms, celebrities and the world’s wealthy arrived at his continually expanding showrooms in Miami and New York. As of 2009, Gustavo Olivieri Antiques moved its Miami headquarters to a new gallery space fit for an ever-emerging business and inaugurated a new showroom in North Miami’s “20th Century Row” located on 125th Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).