Javier Echenique-Vico was born in Madrid to a family of artists. He is the son of Maria Teresa Vico, piano teacher, and Ángel Echenique Ubide one of the founders of modern Radio and TV in Spain and a talented painter. Grandfather Ángel Echenique Pardo, was Secretary General at El Prado Museum in Madrid and young Javier found himself growing up among a unique entourage of artists and intellectuals. His deep syncretism, trademark of all his artistic endeavors is direct heritage of those days. A versatile entrepreneur in the fields of gastronomy and radio broadcasting, Javier spiced up Madrid with his touch.
A graduate in Advertising and Marketing, he later studied Design and Art History in Lisbon. During his 6 year stay in Portugal, as Marketing Director, Javier was behind the most daring and outrageous advertising campaigns for many of the international brands we all love. Not satisfied with this, he started a successful career in Interior Design. Private residences and hotels in Cascais and Estoril, along the Lisbon coastline, saw their past glory reinstated thanks to his devotion for beauty.
He later moved to Buenos Aires and again, his two story turn-of- the-century house in Palermo Soho made it to the cover of many prestigious International design magazines. He lived in Argentina for 7 years developing an array of projects for local and foreign investors. His landmark Mediterranean palette has left a lasting impression among local painters & designers.
Lately established in California, Javier continues to devote his time to the applied arts in architecture and Interior Design as well as to his life passion; painting.
Just finished in 2019, another project in Palm Springs, California, is a large 5,000 sqf Indian Canyons neighborhood private residence. The symbiose of house and setting makes this Javier´s pinacle accomplishment.
In the same Neigborhood, one of the latest projects that are currently being developed by Javier and completed by the beginning of 2020, it is a shocking transformation. From being a Spanish-style house with a lack of light, -not according to the designs of houses in the area-, to be a Mid-Century residence of stylized lines and large sliding doors and windows, letting in the light and being able to show off the fabulous views of the impressive mountains. A large 3,100SF residence completely renovated with the best materials full of unique details from around the world. Coming this 2020 several large residences in the area are being designed by Javier.