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DESIGN DRIVEN

STUDIO

 

About Us

We are a design focused studio offering a unique mix of products and services located in Black Mountain, NC. Our logo depicting Sacred Geometry signifies our creative team brainwork of left side linear offering old world architectural renderings, the latest version of  Auto CAD drafting, modular building concepts, custom metal/wood fabrication, and project management. WE ARE MASTER APPLICATORS OF A UNIQUE VARIETY OF SURFACES: Low VOC clay, Natural Pigments, Lime Surface, Stone Veneers, Cement, and Organic Mineral Applications. The right side of logo displaying the "flower of life" encompasses the feminine innovative flowing brain where experiences of fine art, decorative finishes, and repurposed furnishings are found. 

Meet The Team

Jose Bello

 Master Artist and General Contractor, Jose L. Bello, possesses talents spanning from designing structures to creating massive pieces of fine art to one of a kind specialty finishes to fabricating functional furnishings utilizing rescued materials. As a hybrid builder-artist with over two decades or hands on experience, Jose Bello has a knack for designing resourceful solutions to building and decor challenges.

Corinne Bello

Corinne Bello wears all of the administrative hats of the business along with curating the Studio and contributing to the  design / build team on current projects.  She is passionate about the influences of the planets and offers astrological counsel, Feng Shui, and Interior Space consults by private appointment only.  

Phillip Morris

Phillip is an Eagle Scout and graduate of Owen High School where he devoted much of his time towards growing his drafting abilities. He serves as the architectural draftsman with five years of hands on experience through various projects. Phillip has a natural ability of taking an idea from a client and bringing it to life through his drafting skills.

"Working with Jose Bello was the best part of our home renovation. Our living room (which was on the historic register as one of America's ugliest rooms!) is now the focal point of our home. When people visit the first thing they do is stare at the fireplace and then go over to touch it. Our friends from the building trades are the most intrigued and want to know all about it. We helped with the rest of the living room renovation, but the artistic talent of the fireplace work is all Jose."

Elaine & Will

Weaverville, NC

Czech Botanical School Guide
Egg of Life
Jośe L. Bello, Master Artist
Media wall unit
Metal and distressed iron flowers
Custom made king size bed
Art created for private theater
Art Deco Panel
 

Services

Architectural & General Contractor Services
Architectural & General Contractor Services

We have a team of well seasoned professionals to consult with, manage your project or design/build your dream space

Just an idea?
Just an idea?

Those ideas can manifest into a dream space of your very own. Send us your idea!

Finished Project
Finished Project

Architectural & General Contractor Services
Architectural & General Contractor Services

We have a team of well seasoned professionals to consult with, manage your project or design/build your dream space

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CONTRACTOR

AutoCAD & Architectural Rendering
AutoCAD & Architectural Rendering

Our team has the expertise to create Old Worlde architectural renderings by hand or the latest technology utilizing computer aided drafting (Auto CAD)

Sample of hand drawing
Sample of hand drawing

Hand drawn schematic of farm table design by Jose Bello

Auto CAD design
Auto CAD design

AutoCAD & Architectural Rendering
AutoCAD & Architectural Rendering

Our team has the expertise to create Old Worlde architectural renderings by hand or the latest technology utilizing computer aided drafting (Auto CAD)

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AUTO CAD

Restorations & Remodels
Restorations & Remodels

Restore and remodel a 1966 hunting cabin's carport into a swanky den complete with wood burning stove

Black Mountain Remodel
Black Mountain Remodel

Opening the space and dissolving an uneccessary room can introduce the eye to light and transparency of the room.

Final Product
Final Product

Mid-century modern beach house turned Tuscan villa

Restorations & Remodels
Restorations & Remodels

Restore and remodel a 1966 hunting cabin's carport into a swanky den complete with wood burning stove

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REMODEL

Custom Furniture
Custom Furniture

Antique Philco radio that we have veneered in copper and added Bose speakers for easy smart phone hookup. $950 SOLD

Intricate Designs & Details
Intricate Designs & Details

Custom kitchen counter face created for Brandon, FL new home build

King size hand made bed
King size hand made bed

Oak king size bed creation by Jose Bello. Found newall posts from historic estate, laser cut details, and lime washed. SOLD

Custom Furniture
Custom Furniture

Antique Philco radio that we have veneered in copper and added Bose speakers for easy smart phone hookup. $950 SOLD

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CUSTOM FURNITURE

Art Commissions
Art Commissions

Jose Bello creates private commission piece.

Art Commissions
Art Commissions

Master Artist, Jose Luis Bello, creates "Satori", based on his studies of Sacred Geometry. Mixed Media SOLD and became part of private fireplace / TV unit: see FIREPLACE page

Sacred Geometry at BMCA
Sacred Geometry at BMCA

Studies in Sacred Geometry at Black Mountain Center for the Arts show July - September 2016

Art Commissions
Art Commissions

Jose Bello creates private commission piece.

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ART

Artistic TV &  Media Wall Units
Artistic TV & Media Wall Units

Leonardo daVinci inspired custom wall unit in Brandon Florida. Walls, window inserts, and ceiling installation were our part of this project.

Contemporary Medial Wall Unit
Contemporary Medial Wall Unit

Tampa, Florida

Desafinado Open
Desafinado Open

Artistic TV &  Media Wall Units
Artistic TV & Media Wall Units

Leonardo daVinci inspired custom wall unit in Brandon Florida. Walls, window inserts, and ceiling installation were our part of this project.

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MEDIA/TV UNIT

SURFACES
SURFACES

Hand carved ceiling beam with jacket ornated with Old Worlde designs.

Specialty Finishes
Specialty Finishes

We are best noted for our expertise with finishes. Whatever the medium: be it wall, wood, concrete, plaster, metal, clay, limestone, and too many to mention

Custom Designs
Custom Designs

No project is too small.

SURFACES
SURFACES

Hand carved ceiling beam with jacket ornated with Old Worlde designs.

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SURFACES

Custom door
Custom door

Private studio space in Black Mountain, NC

Sliding barn door
Sliding barn door

Alexander, NC privacy door creation

AFTER: Door Commission
AFTER: Door Commission

Completed project door for Montreat, NC residence

Custom door
Custom door

Private studio space in Black Mountain, NC

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CUSTOM DOORS

Mediterranean Revival Fireplace
Mediterranean Revival Fireplace

Private commission in Snell Island, FL

Refurbished & rebuilt fireplace
Refurbished & rebuilt fireplace

Black Mountain, NC commercial space of historical building.

Neoclassical Built In Fireplace
Neoclassical Built In Fireplace

All hand-casted on site. Casey Key, FL

Mediterranean Revival Fireplace
Mediterranean Revival Fireplace

Private commission in Snell Island, FL

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FIREPLACES

Fabrication Creations
Fabrication Creations

Our "hexapit": great for bonfires and completely disassembles into 6 wedges with screws. Built to last: $495

Rescued barnwood Farm table
Rescued barnwood Farm table

To repurpose is divine. Recued barn wood table top with steel base we designed.

Hand Inlayed Art Deco Panel
Hand Inlayed Art Deco Panel

Fabrication Creations
Fabrication Creations

Our "hexapit": great for bonfires and completely disassembles into 6 wedges with screws. Built to last: $495

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FABRICATION

Ceiling Installation
Ceiling Installation

Clearwater Beach, FL

Que Sera Restaurant
Que Sera Restaurant

Drop ceiling feature for acoustics.

Finished Product
Finished Product

Ceiling Installation
Ceiling Installation

Clearwater Beach, FL

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CEILINGS

Process Of Frieze Installation
Process Of Frieze Installation

Stacking Towards Completion
Stacking Towards Completion

Completed Piece Open
Completed Piece Open

Process Of Frieze Installation
Process Of Frieze Installation

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OUR PROCESS

”Our experience with Design Driven / Arte Bello was wonderful. Jose is an artist of unparalleled ability; his creativity is endless. He listens to his clients and delivers far more than expected. We found him and his crew to be honest at all times, something missing today with most contractors in the building trades. We highly recommend Design Driven / Arte Bello to anybody with distinguishing taste that desires to have a home finished in an upscale way that only your friends can dream about!”

Marcia & Duane
Osprey, FL

 

Contact

designdrivenstudio@gmail.com

Tel: 828 - 357 - 5551

102 Black Mountain Avenue

Black Mountain, NC 28711