Crediting his style and success to his Hispanic heritage, Vicente Wolf is considered among the country’s premier interior designers. Dsylexic, he left school at age 15 and began working as a stock boy in the Design and Decoration Building in Manhattan. After working as a design assistant and forming a partnership with Spanish designer Robert Patino, Wolf ventured on his own and has been at the top of his field ever since. His work is known for its Latin influence and fine elegance and he has been heralded as self-taught genius He stresses two points: that he did not receive formal training and that he is very proud of his Hispanic culture. “I think it’s important to all the Latin immigrants to be aware that there are people succeeding after coming to this country,” he says.