Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Interior and furniture designer.
Hometown: I spent most of my childhood moving around Canada and the U.S. My family is from Bariloche, a town in Patagonia, Argentina, which has always been a constant place to return to.
Studio location: Brooklyn.
Describe what you make: Interiors and furniture. My goal is to make spaces that feel peaceful, comfortable, and optimistic.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Each project is the most important in that it represents a unique relationship with a client. As such, the things I’m most pleased with having designed are pieces I own and use in daily life with my family, namely the dining table and chair set Boe and Rú.
Describe the problem your work solves: Designing interiors, whether for retail, restaurant, or a home, that prioritize and facilitate interaction. Person to person, person to space, and person to object.
Describe the project you are working on now: Working on a bakery and restaurant for my dear friends at Perenn Bakery. We worked together on a tiny location in Reno a few years back and the sequel feels like it’s going to be very special.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Earlier this month, 3sixteen’s flagship location in Nolita, a love letter to the brand’s New York roots. The owners, with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with for the past five years, really trusted in seeing the project through and pushed to open responsibly amidst the pandemic. Conceptually, this type of isolated experience resonated with the highly contemplative vibe of the store. The shop is available to visit at 190 Elizabeth St. in New York City and would love to have you check it out.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Currently listening to Gigi Masin, Masumi Hara, Gato Barbieri, and Sabbath. Black coffee. Relentless positivity and good vibes.
What you do when you’re not working: Drawing, painting, making furniture, cooking, making music. My partner jokes that I have an infinite list of hobbies.
Sources of creative envy: The entirety of the Vienna Secession, Jean Giraud, Faye Toogood, and John Pawson.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Distractions make up most of the weird tangents that end up inspiring me.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember. Knowing things is really important.
Aliens or ghosts? Nice aliens, friendly ghosts.
Dark or light? Light.