Deeply rooted in Miami culture, RAYMOND NICOLAS is a creative multi-faceted design house specializing in the diverse and intrinsic world of architecture and interior design
In response to constantly evolving as multi-faceted designers, we aim to expand our creative footprint with the introduction of RAYMOND NICOLAS menswear. True to one its core missions, the brand will inspire self-expression through a cultivated nod to Miami’s heritage and swagger.
Deeply rooted in Miami culture, we are a multi-faceted design house specializing in the diverse and intrinsic world of architecture and interior design. Fueled and inspired by the global collaborative relationships of art and design, we seek to inspire and unite our very own design community by invoking those very same aspirations through meaningful and purposeful design. Integral to our mission, we believe in racial equality. And through our cultural lens, we hope to dismiss any social prejudices present today.
With an already diverse background and team, we ignite conversations and make statements by distinctively thinking and designing differently. In doing so, we look and strive to craft bold, eclectic, avant-garde architecture and interiors, all while maintaining an utmost refined and timeless aesthetic.
Dedicated to constantly evolving as architects and interior designers, we also look forward to how society consumes and operates, all through the study of design. In pursuit of mastering our marque craft, we prefer to curate a select number of projects per year to better ensure the fruition of an overall wholesome project and design intent. Reasoning wh your discipline whole-heartedly emphasizes on pure dedication to every design detail our design projects demand.
We optimistically embark on this journey to position RAYMOND NICOLAS as a design-leading, authoritative, and culturally-toned household name and brand. Currently scoped for architecture and interior design, we look to expand our creative footprint in 2022 with the introduction of RAYMOND NICOLAS select menswear.
Raymond Jimenez, the creative mind and talent behind RAYMOND NICOLAS, is a respected interior designer and creatively leading voice based out of Miami, Florida. His passion for diversified design was present from a young age, leading him to pursue and complete a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2010. Within a year of graduating from Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU), Jimenez founded and became co-owner of an interdisciplinary recognized interior design and architecture studio, RS3; where he explored, mastered, and nurtured his passion for high-end private residential and commercial design. Jimenez now looks to act as a creative agent of change, using his platforms and notoriety to amplify the creative minority voice and beckon for racial equality.
Luigi Seta now serves as Lead Architect at RAYMOND NICOLAS. Having worked with Raymond Jimenez for over five years, he serves to provide architectural services, supervisory control of projects of the firm, and day-to-day operation of multiple design tasks including planning, sustainable architectural design, and construction administration. As a licenced architect in Florida and New Jersey, as well as an accredited LEED professional, his expertise ranges across various scales and levels of complexity including commercial, residential, governmental, aviation, historic preservation, and environmental projects. Luigi was drawn to RAYMOND NICOLAS for its focus on innovative and responsible means to create high quality, durable, safe, and healthy environments. Through his work at RAYMOND NICOLAS, he is leading the team to contribute to the movement of designing inclusive, welcoming, and accessible spaces where all people can share common ground.
Antonio began his creative journey with Raymond Nicolas after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from The Miami International University of Art & Design. After living in several different countries and experiencing a wide range of cultures and beliefs, Antonio developed a unique, well-rounded, creative, and cultural point of view that shines through in his work and thought process. As the Junior Designer at Raymond Nicolas, Antonio helps develop projects that are still in their conceptual design stages while also curating furniture, lighting and finishes of residential and commercial projects alike. He is also proficient in CAD (Computer Aided Design) as well as 3D modeling and sketching, allowing him to ideate projects from their early stages, setting a strong foundation for their development. Antonio has worked to become a multifaceted designer, helping embody the multidisciplinary essence of Raymond Nicolas.
Since 2021, David Carela has served as a Design Assistant at RAYMOND NICOLAS. At a very young age, David moved from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, New York. Speaking no English and feeling like an outsider in such a densely urban setting, he chose to fill his free time with after-school programs where he grew his love for the arts. After entering college for business administration, he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in construction and remodeling. By the age of 20, David moved to South Florida to take on small remodeling and renovations projects where he fell in love with the design aspects of the built environment. Having followed Raymond Jimenez’s career, David sought to shadow a well-known designer to learn the ins-and-outs of the Interior Design industry. At RAYMOND NICOLAS, he handles the logistics and purchasing of furniture, custom millwork, and construction. Through the trust and opportunities given at RAYMOND NICOLAS, he can express his creativity while helping to create clients’ dream spaces.