Behind Casai’s Elegance: Meet Our Luxury Interior Design Icons

Discover the visionaries behind’s breathtaking spaces. Our award-winning interior design team crafts luxury into every corner, ensuring your stay is an experience of unparalleled elegance and comfort. In the realm of luxury accommodations, emerges not just as a provider but as a curator of experiences, where the essence of local artistic traditions is […]

Discover the visionaries behind’s breathtaking spaces. Our award-winning interior design team crafts luxury into every corner, ensuring your stay is an experience of unparalleled elegance and comfort.

In the realm of luxury accommodations, emerges not just as a provider but as a curator of experiences, where the essence of local artistic traditions is seamlessly blended with the forefront of modern design. 

This philosophy, deeply ingrained in the cultural landscapes of vibrant cities like Mexico City and the lively beaches of Brazil, underscores‘s commitment to creating more than mere places to stay, but rather, immersive experiences that resonate with guests. 

This adopted dedication was globally recognized when the previous site’s interior design team was awarded the prestigious gold at the 2021 Muse Design Awards— a clear nod to the brand’s commitment to marry luxury with local culture in a way that speaks to both the heart and the mind. 

As we delve into the stories of the masterminds behind Casai‘s acclaimed aesthetics, we celebrate the blend of passion, talent, and visionary thinking that defines the luxury interior design at

Elevating Experiences: Casai’s Design Philosophy in Action

At the core of the former Casai‘s mission lies a profound understanding that luxury accommodation is not merely about opulent surroundings but about creating an environment that resonates on a personal level with each guest. This philosophy, deeply rooted in the brand’s DNA, elevates every aspect of the guest experience, turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. 

Through the meticulous work of the Casai interior design team, each property featured at is crafted to be a sanctuary that reflects the richness of its locale while providing a canvas for guests to paint their stories.

From the bustling, vibrant streets of Mexico City to the serene, sun-drenched shores of Brazil, properties stand as landmarks of luxury interior design, each offering a unique exploration of space, color, and texture. The fusion of innovative design with functional elegance ensures that guests enjoy not just the comfort of premium accommodations but also the immersive experience of living in a space that breathes artistry and culture. 

By staying in a property, guests are invited to experience firsthand how luxury interior design can enhance their journey, enriching their travel stories with layers of beauty, comfort, and inspiration. This commitment to elevating the guest experience through design is what sets the new site apart, making it a beacon for travelers seeking destinations that offer more than just a place to stay, but a place to truly live.

The lively Casai office in Brazil, where the design team's creativity comes to life amidst vibrant decor.
The lively Casai office in Brazil, where the design team’s creativity comes to life amidst vibrant decor.

The Heart of Casai’s Design: Alexa Backal

Alexa Backal, Casai’s Global Design Director at its pinnacle, stands at the forefront of this innovative journey, guiding the brand towards a harmonious blend of beauty and functionality. 

With an impressive tenure of over seven years focusing on residential spaces, furniture innovation, and the nuanced arenas of retail and hospitality design, Alexa’s comprehensive approach to interior design is more than just visual appeal, but about creating spaces that enhance lives and tell stories. Her foundational years at GAIA Design and her scholarly pursuits in Industrial and Product Design at the prestigious Iberoamerican University in Mexico City have equipped her with the diverse palette from which she paints Casai‘s world, making every property a masterpiece of luxury interior design.

Claudia Gómez: Weaving Color and Life into Spaces

Claudia Gómez’s role within Casai’s interior design team is akin to that of an artist who brings canvases to life with each stroke of color. Her expertise, particularly in high-end residential projects, and her deep-seated understanding of color theory, have been pivotal in crafting spaces that resonate with vibrancy and warmth. 

Claudia’s academic journey at Iberoamerican University laid the groundwork for her innovative endeavors in interior design, including the founding of Trōt, a brand that showcases the elegance of marble through handcrafted furniture. Her tenure at Casai since 2019 has been marked by a commitment to transforming environments into immersive experiences, further underscoring the luxury interior design that Casai is renowned for.

Alfredo Crimpalis: Crafting Stories Through Design

Alfredo Crimpalis enriches the Casai aesthetic with a narrative depth, bringing each space to life through stories told in textures, colors, and forms. His eclectic background in luxury interior design and visual merchandising, peppered with engagements with illustrious clients and brands, has honed his skill in creating environments that not only please the eye but also the soul. 

Alfredo’s education in Textile Design from Universidad Iberoamericana has imbued him with a unique lens through which he views design, prioritizing originality and the essence of storytelling in his contributions to Casai‘s award-winning design.

Golden sunset view from a Casai balcony in Rio, overlooking Copacabana beach and Sugarloaf Mountain.
Golden sunset view from a Casai balcony in Rio, overlooking Copacabana beach and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Regina Gutiérrez: The New Creative Visionary

The infusion of fresh, innovative perspectives into Casai‘s design ethos is championed by Regina Gutiérrez, a junior interior designer whose passion for luxury interior design has been evident from a young age. 

Regina’s academic background from CENTRO design | cinema | TV, combined with her practical experience at HUACAL STUDIO, has prepared her to take on the challenge of making Casai‘s spaces not just visually appealing, but also deeply comforting and inviting. Her designs reflect a keen understanding of the importance of feeling ‘at home,’ a core component of Casai‘s luxury accommodation experience.

Rafaela Vulcanis: Bringing Brazilian Flair to Casai

Rafaela Vulcanis adds a vibrant layer of Brazilian culture to Casai‘s design palette. Her educational journey in Interior Design at the School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, coupled with her professional experience in project consulting and joinery, allows her to craft spaces that are meticulous in detail and rich in cultural flair. 

Since joining Casai’s Brazil team in 2021, Rafaela has been instrumental in infusing Brazilian vibrancy into the brand’s interiors, ensuring that each property not only reflects luxury interior design but also the lively spirit of Brazil.

Joining Forces with Casai’s Luxury Interior Design Team

Casai’s journey in redefining luxury accommodation through innovative interior design opens doors for creative minds looking to make their mark in the industry. For those drawn to the allure of luxury interior design and the opportunity to blend creativity with cultural richness, Casai lives on in one unique platform— If you’re inspired by the creativity, passion, and global recognition of Casai’s design ethos, we encourage you to explore the featured properties in’s wide ranging pages.

Together, we can continue to push the boundaries of what luxury accommodation can be, crafting experiences that are as unforgettable as they are beautiful. Visit and discover how you can contribute to the continuing evolution of smart travel and in bringing innovative design to the forefront of the travel experience.

Close-up of bespoke Casai furniture, emphasizing the unique design and craftsmanship.
Close-up of bespoke Casai furniture, emphasizing the unique design and craftsmanship.

Conclusion – Living in Art with

The journey through‘s world of luxury accommodation is akin to walking through a meticulously curated art gallery, where each piece tells a story, and every room is a canvas painted with the strokes of the local culture and the shades of unparalleled luxury. 

The talent and dedication of the award-winning Casai interior design team have breathed life into this vision, crafting spaces that are not only visually stunning but also soulfully connected to their surroundings. 

This harmonious blend of design and tradition invites travelers to immerse themselves in the refined elegance and unique aesthetics of Casai properties. From the tranquil beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the historic heart of Mexico City, each Casai space is a testament to the brand’s commitment to luxury interior design, elevating the travel experience by offering more than just a place to stay, but a place to live, learn, and love. 

As you plan your next adventure, consider dwelling in the artful embrace of, where every stay is a journey through the beauty of design and the warmth of local culture.

Rx Ruby
Author: Rx Ruby

Rx, a dedicated content creator at Casai, brings her passion for luxe living to each article and guide she crafts. With a keen eye for elegance and comfort, she specializes in showcasing the world's finest vacation rentals and villas that Casai offers. Her extensive travels and refined taste help her select and recommend villas that promise not only privacy and luxury but also a unique experience tailored to meet the desires of discerning travelers.

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