THE CASTILLO COLLECTIVE is an emerging creative design studio founded by husband + wife team, Ana and Luis Castillo. Their unique design philosophy reflects their shared passion and vision; to create functional, timeless design that embraces living in harmony with the natural environment.
ANA CASTILLO was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. While growing up, she was influenced by the city’s vibrant urban art and music scene as well as its historic architecture and sophisticated design aesthetic.
After moving to Hawaii, Ana began her training in the design industry in 2004 as a design assistant and buyer at Jeanne Marie Imports, the Big Island’s premiere design showroom. She continues to gain invaluable experience in the field as part of JM Design, the design service of Jeanne Marie Imports. Ana works closely with clients and manufacturing teams in Indonesia to conceptualize and carry out custom furniture and product design. She has been intimately involved in numerous large scale design projects including residential, resort and commercial ventures both on the Big Island, in Oahu as well as the Seattle area. An intrepid world traveler, Ana regularly sources antique, handmade and contemporary objects and accessories from travels to Bali, Morocco, India, Mexico and the Bay area to enhance her interiors.
LUIS CASTILLO was raised in a large bohemian family in the Los Angeles coastal town of Redondo Beach. His mother’s eclectic California beach style and his lifelong commitment to recycling, inspired his skill at creating with salvaged materials.
A stone mason by trade, Luis refined his masonry skills after he moved to Hawaii in 1995, incorporating traditional and indigenous Hawaiian rock wall building into his repertoire. His innovative concrete work and fabrications are evident throughout the Hawaiian Islands where he has been the lead in countless large scale residential and resort/spa installations. Luis has expanded his range and expertise to include concrete water features, countertops, floors and pre-fab products such as sinks, bathtubs, custom lighting and objects of décor.