Francois Lemaitre-Mory
Associate

François comes from a family of Impressionist and modern arts collectors whose origins date back to the 19th century where his ancestor the Duchess De Rovigo, former members of the French Imperial House, was one of the first patrons of the Château de Versailles. He received an education from his grandfather who was a renowned industrialist and avid art collector.

After studying art at the Cours du Louvre in France, History of Art at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and Drawings and Decorative Paintings at Van Der Kelen in Brussels, François began his career in Paris working on residential projects before meeting Alberto Pinto, the celebrated photographer and interior designer, with whom he worked prior to joining Juan Pablo Molyneux in 2004, and there after Cabinet Jacques Garcia.

François then settled in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2014 as artistic designer for a Daniele Decor where he developed mansion and palace interiors p for VVIP Clients, as well as hotels and restaurants including the Cantina Calo in the Ritz Carlton, Asia de Cuba at Gallery 21 or La Pergola at the Gulf hotel (all in Manama). In 2011, François was part of the design team on Olivier Lapidus’ first hotel in Paris, the Félicien Hotel, with whom he oversaw the delivery of the project from concept through completion.

Now heading Studio R&F, he is working on establishing a unique interior design gallery in Riyadh to showcase different “Atelier from France” and other French artisans and trade specialists, the partnership with Tisserant Art & Style, Sophie Mallebranche Design, Bruno de Caumont and others. Studio R&F is an organization that assembles the best French artisans, expertise and emerging talents.

In 2020, François was introduced to xCassia and has become a seasoned collaborator on selected projects.