Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Furniture and lighting designer.
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil.
Studio location: Brooklyn, New York.
Describe what you make: Objects, furniture, and lighting, using clay as my main medium. I like to reclaim the essence of making used in traditional craft from our past—the slowness, the intention, the respect for natural resources, creating contemporary objects that brings awareness to our presence as well as to non-living things.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My first piece of furniture. It taught me to give 110% of myself. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was okay with it and learned to be curious, stubborn, and attentive.
Describe the problem your work solves: I’m fighting our fast-paced capitalist culture. Everything we do takes time, and being able to appreciate that in the midst of an instant society is freeing to me.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m finishing up a lighting project for a boutique hotel in Ojai, California. A lot of sconces and lamps!
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I’m working on jumpsuits with my mother on our new collection, @artistline_. They will be launching in the fall.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: French press, my dog, and my sink.
What you do when you’re not working: Dinners on our rooftop, swing dancing, and watching any crime show available.
Sources of creative envy: Solange, Faye Toogood, Xavier Corberó.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Twitter’s trending feed and GOT memes.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Light.