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John Wooden Interiors

John Wooden

John is the grandson and namesake of legendary UCLA Basketball coach John Wooden, "The Wizard of Westwood."

With over 20 years of interior design experience, John claims his greatest influence was his time spent studying in Paris. The idea of juxtaposing new with old, and the excitement of the unexpected fascinated him. He fell in love with the Picasso Museum of Paris, the work of Diego Giacometti, and of course, Philippe Starck.

John attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he was exposed to the work of renowned interior designer Michael Taylor. After studying several of Taylor's projects in California and Arizona, John developed a greater understanding of scale, the importance of nature, and the use of natural elements—mixing the raw with the refined.

Upon graduation from the Academy of Art, John returned to Southern California to work with a prominent interior design firm for nearly eighteen years. Today, as principal of his own firm, John continues to define and refine his clients' taste in order to execute timeless, sophisticated interiors.