BY TERRI PROVENCAL
STEPHEN KARLISCH AND TROY CAMPBELL
FOR GONZALO BUENO’S TEN PLUS THREE, DESIGNING HOMES
WITH OCEAN VIEWS IS A PART OF THE TERRITORY.
n everything they design, Gonzalo Bueno and partner Mauricio
Lobeira combine dissimilar elements to stunning effect. A
petrified-wood side table from Big Mango may sit next to a
modern Cassina sectional from the always-urbane Scott+Cooner
showroom. Or a custom barnacle bowl by Urban Flowers might just
sit underneath a square acrylic box designed by Ten Plus Three to
be used as a side table. “We just feel the eye really enjoys the right
mix of materials,” says Bueno of his design firm, Ten Plus Three.
Their design aesthetic has a modern sensibility coalescing with
traditional elegance, while the importance of functionality still takes
precedence. “We love modern but always appreciate the traditional
elements that bring character to spaces,” Bueno remarks.
Hand-woven bronze resin chaises, Brown Jordan; concrete stone side tables by Ten Plus Three; accessories, Grange Hall and Roost.
We caught up with Gonzalo at a residential condominium with
a spectacular art collection along Turtle Creek in Dallas and learned
they work with many art collectors. “It’s great to work with clients
that have a sensibility for art; it definitely takes our projects to a
higher and more interesting level,” Bueno says.
The handsome designer says he attends the Dallas Art Fair and
Art Basel Miami every year. “We always make art purchases for our
clients. We visit many art fairs every year and enjoy the art world.
It’s part of finishing up a space we design.” Standing in front of a
Damien Hirst in his client’s collection, he adds, “Without good art,
it’s like dressing up with no shoes.”
Ten Plus Three has numerous design projects in Mexico where