Fernanda Marques

Professional in Interior Design.

About Fernanda Marques

  • Winner of 13 A' Design Awards.
  • 7-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 13 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
  • Building Components
  • Interior
  • Furniture
Groenlandia Residential House

Groenlandia Residential House

Architecture Design

Synapsis Wall Tiles

Synapsis Wall Tiles

Building Components Design

London Penthouse Interior Design

London Penthouse Interior Design

Interior Design

Tavarua Residencial Penthouse

Tavarua Residencial Penthouse

Interior Design

Infinite Steel Stool Stool

Infinite Steel Stool Stool

Furniture Design

Garage Lounge Multipurpose space

Garage Lounge Multipurpose space

Interior Design

Fazenda Boa Vista Architecture Design

Fazenda Boa Vista Architecture Design

Architecture Design

Stool Infinite Stool

Stool Infinite Stool

Furniture Design

Goes Rock too Living

Goes Rock too Living

Interior Design

Chef Kitchen and Lounge Exhibition

Chef Kitchen and Lounge Exhibition

Interior Design

John John Retail

John John Retail

Interior Design

Limantos  Residence

Limantos Residence

Architecture Design

Malibu Apartment Remodeling

Malibu Apartment Remodeling

Interior Design


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Interview with Fernanda Marques

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I come from a school where all disciplines involving the creation were presented in an integrated manner. So, naturally, when I'm designing a building, an interior, an object, I think about how to combine all these factors. I can not conceive a building without thinking of the quality of its internal spaces. Nor an object, without thinking about the kind of environment that it will contain. In short, this is it. My particular interest in art was born from my desire of observing and collecting works in this sector. I fell I am always learning something new about art, since the possibilities are limitless. In fact, I never thought of becoming a designer. The exercise of this discipline was born as an extension of my work as an architect and it seems to be natural to me.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
My studio develops projects on a global scale in the fields of architecture and interior, with residential or corporative functions, as well as furniture, objects and graphic design pieces. I am based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but count with offices in Lausanne, Lisbon and London where I command a team of 40 professionals. All of them like me, in tune with the latest news of the art and international design market.
What is "design" for you?
In essence, create a certain building, space or object with a specific purpose, even if it is subjective. Furthermore, it is the intention, this objective that differs design from art.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I fell unable to elect a single object. I rather think the furniture designed by Bauhaus, in all of them, without exception. They are at the origin of the design process and for that are so definitive. It was there that the desire to build an accurate and most inspiring everyday manifested for the first time, with all the intensity.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
As an industrially produced object, my Infinite Stool, in stainless steel, for Mekal. A gold award winner in A Aesign Awards
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I'm interested by the most technological ones, the steel, the glass. I'm interested by industrial processes in general. I always learn something from them.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Innovation. I believe that is what moves the design. Why to do something that has already been done? I am always chasing the new.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Loneliness sometimes. Intense pleasure, in others. Typically, a mix of sensations.
What makes a design successful?
A countless series of factors, but, mainly, full attention to the briefing
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
It is somewhat innovative? If it is not, it can not be considered good
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
They are increasing....In fact, today, the designer must think of the full life cycle of a product. Designing, even its end.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
I believe we will live with industrially produced pieces, handmade and in most of cases, in middle of hybrid objects, in the interface of these modes of production
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
I try to observe everything around me, and especially what is happening in the field of art. I would say that it is my greatest source of inspiration, even if this does not happen directly, but as an accumulation of experiences, most often, intangible.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
Seeking to offer a contemporary reading of live and dwell, always attuned to the latest technological innovations and of course, with I can pick from the market of art and design.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I live in Brazil, and yes, of course, this affects what I design. But I believe, not in a direct but from a more sensitive pont of view. I have very affected by the natural intense light of my country. On the other hand, I work in so different places in the world that today I fell I am also affected by them.
How do you work with companies?
Trying to be the most loyal and inside the brieffing of my clients as possible.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
It depends on so many factors. But, in the end, I think its a matter of feeling, of identification more than of a special curriculum vitae.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
I dont have an exclusive. In fact, each project is new and I fell like I am just starting, and thats true.
Can you describe a day in your life?
I work out very early in the morning, have lunch with my sons, go to work, have a talk with my team and from there everything can happen. I have no time to be back at home
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
I think they have to be curious in any field. Not satisfied with what they get, but always looking for more. More information, more sensations, more life.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
All of them, but always a paper notebook and 2B pencils ready to be used. I have recently been designing with Revit for a more organic design.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
Being sincere, I don't fell like my time is being consumed while I work. In fact, I fell joy, I fell alive
What was your most important job experience?
Maybe the time I spent as a trainee of one of my masters at the university: the brazilian architect Giancarlo Gasperini
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
I do want to work more in Europe, in different scales: designing buildings, but Also objects
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
With a concept in mind, I count on my team to help develop the project.
How can people contact you?
They can email me directly at ; arquitetura@fernandamarques.com.br

Extended Interview with Fernanda Marques

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I come from a school where all disciplines involving the creation were presented in an integrated manner. So, naturally, when I'm designing a building, an interior, an object, I think about how to combine all these factors. I can not conceive a building without thinking of the quality of its internal spaces. Nor an object, without thinking about the kind of environment that it will contain. In short, this is it. My particular interest in art was born from my desire of observing and collecting works in this sector. I fell I am always learning something new about art, since the possibilities are limitless. In fact, I never thought of becoming a designer. The exercise of this discipline was born as an extension of my work as an architect and it seems to be natural to me.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
My studio develops projects on a global scale in the fields of architecture and interior, with residential or corporative functions, as well as furniture, objects and graphic design pieces. I am based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but count with offices in Lausanne, Lisbon and London where I command a team of 40 professionals. All of them like me, in tune with the latest news of the art and international design market.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
In essence, create a certain building, space or object with a specific purpose, even if it is subjective. Furthermore, it is the intention, this objective that differs design from art.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
I fell unable to elect a single object. I rather think the furniture designed by Bauhaus, in all of them, without exception. They are at the origin of the design process and for that are so definitive. It was there that the desire to build an accurate and most inspiring everyday manifested for the first time, with all the intensity.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
As an industrially produced object, my Infinite Stool, in stainless steel, for Mekal. A gold award winner in A Aesign Awards
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
I'm interested by the most technological ones, the steel, the glass. I'm interested by industrial processes in general. I always learn something from them.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
Innovation. I believe that is what moves the design. Why to do something that has already been done? I am always chasing the new.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
Loneliness sometimes. Intense pleasure, in others. Typically, a mix of sensations.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
A countless series of factors, but, mainly, full attention to the briefing
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
It is somewhat innovative? If it is not, it can not be considered good
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
They are increasing....In fact, today, the designer must think of the full life cycle of a product. Designing, even its end.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
I believe we will live with industrially produced pieces, handmade and in most of cases, in middle of hybrid objects, in the interface of these modes of production
How do you define design, what is design for you?
I try to observe everything around me, and especially what is happening in the field of art. I would say that it is my greatest source of inspiration, even if this does not happen directly, but as an accumulation of experiences, most often, intangible.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
Seeking to offer a contemporary reading of live and dwell, always attuned to the latest technological innovations and of course, with I can pick from the market of art and design.
What helped you to become a great designer?
I live in Brazil, and yes, of course, this affects what I design. But I believe, not in a direct but from a more sensitive pont of view. I have very affected by the natural intense light of my country. On the other hand, I work in so different places in the world that today I fell I am also affected by them.
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
Trying to be the most loyal and inside the brieffing of my clients as possible.
How do you think designers should present their work?
It depends on so many factors. But, in the end, I think its a matter of feeling, of identification more than of a special curriculum vitae.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
I dont have an exclusive. In fact, each project is new and I fell like I am just starting, and thats true.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
I work out very early in the morning, have lunch with my sons, go to work, have a talk with my team and from there everything can happen. I have no time to be back at home
How does design help create a better society?
I think they have to be curious in any field. Not satisfied with what they get, but always looking for more. More information, more sensations, more life.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
All of them, but always a paper notebook and 2B pencils ready to be used. I have recently been designing with Revit for a more organic design.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
Being sincere, I don't fell like my time is being consumed while I work. In fact, I fell joy, I fell alive
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
Maybe the time I spent as a trainee of one of my masters at the university: the brazilian architect Giancarlo Gasperini
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
I do want to work more in Europe, in different scales: designing buildings, but Also objects
What do you wish people to ask about your design?
With a concept in mind, I count on my team to help develop the project.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
They can email me directly at ; arquitetura@fernandamarques.com.br

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