Miami, FL, Editor-in-Chief
A native of Cuba, Luis R. Rigual has lived in Miami since 1985. A graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and mass communications, Rigual has served as the editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Miami magazine since April 2011, and is also the group editor for the company’s publications Interiors South Florida and Brides South Florida and The Caribbean. His experience in regional media is vast, having worked at a number of city-centric titles since the late 1990s.
Prior to his position with Modern Luxury, Rigual was the managing editor at Florida International Magazine (FIM) from 2002 through 2011, a time during which the magazine went from a seasonal publication printed four times each year to a monthly one. During his tenure at FIM, he established an editorial platform that earned the glossy lifestyle publication multiple awards from the Florida Magazine Association, including the honor of being named Best Magazine in Florida (circulation 50,000-plus) for three years in a row. Rigual himself was awarded the honor of Editor of the Year from the FMA in 2006.
Prior to FIM, Rigual was the associate editor at Miami Metro Media, which published the glossies Miami Metro, a monthly city magazine, and Florida Home & Design, a seasonal title devoted to interior design. As a freelance writer, Rigual has contributed articles to Architectural Digest, Florida Architecture and The Miami Herald. In addition to shaping the editorial voice of the Magic City via Miami, Rigual is actively engaged in the social functions of leading arts and philanthropic organizations and events, such as the New World Symphony, the Perez Art Museum Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Grand Opera, YoungArts, Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami, the Miami City Ballet, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Style Saves, Mount Sinai and Miami Children’s Hospital. He lives in South Miami and enjoys traveling on a regular basis. We’re super psyched that Rigual agreed to tap one of our fixtures as a favorite. Our tastemaker chose the Montone Triangle, designed and manufactured by Jacco Maris.