Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Studio location: Puerto Rico, in a converted 1940s brewery loft space in the heart of Santurce.
Describe what you make: I make objects for human cohabitation that attempt to mirror my emotions within their materiality. My work is an attempt to show how my mind defines forms and ideas. I am a translator of sorts to the world… for myself.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: I am truly passionate towards my work because I understand some people really feel connected to the way the work speaks to them, and that’s the most valuable aspect for me. I would (try) to never ascribe the term importance to the thing itself. A recent thing that most connected to an audience was my chaise lounge; “Acuestate….y no jodas mas!”
Describe the problem your work solves: It attempts to define a world of my own imagination, allowing me to show what’s most human and innocent inside me in the most beautiful way I can share.
Describe the project you are working on now: A collection of specially designed pieces that stand alone in a high-rise apartment’s entry foyer in a new Fox-Nahem project.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: My first solo show, “Before The Fantastic,” at Charles Burnand Gallery in London from Oct. 24 through Jan 22.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Puerto Rican coffee and Chunky Monkey ice cream.
What you do when you’re not working: When I’m not working I mostly fail at trying to disconnect from work.
Sources of creative envy: Andre Borderie, Vera Szekely, Valentine Schlegel, Lebbeus Woods, Pierre Cardin, Michèle Lamy.
The distraction you want to eliminate: I’d be lying if I didn’t admit most of my ideas come from “distractions.”
Concrete or marble? Impossible to choose one over the other.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse in the country.
Remember or forget? Remember to forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Fictional characters.
Dark or light? All the shades of black.