Felipe Ferrer

Professional in Architecture Design.

About Felipe Ferrer

  • Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
AGP eGlass Factory Factory & Offices

AGP eGlass Factory Factory & Offices

Architecture Design

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Interview with Felipe Ferrer

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?
Since I can remember I always enjoyed playing with design, either Legos or with small constructions. Fortress with furniture and blankets was always fun.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
We maneuver between architecture, design, art and publicity. We thrive in restricted terrain of design.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Residential architecture is where the relationship with our client develops deeper but any designs that challenge the status quo or reflects on our society are the most stimulating ones.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
Markus Kayser, Solar Sinter Project It's a solar powered CNC that melts the sand in a desert with a giant lens. It's design sustainability of the project lays on the materials and the production capability.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Depends on the project, each project have it's own favorite material. If I have to define one thru all of our work I would say light and although technology is the platform of our times it's not indispensable.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
It fluctuates between fulfillment and unfulfillment, like a void for the next.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Traveling is a good source of creativity, specially to a different culture than oneself. Also other art forms.
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?
I don't have a style nor interested in having one. I believe every project is uncertain of form or expression till the project reveal its constraints and possibilities.
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?
Peru is strongly charged with heritage, its one of the millennial cultures of the world, nonetheless it is hard to evolve those subjects into something meaningful, without falling into the cliché.
How do you work with companies?
As much as possible as collaborations, when that is not possible we aim for their feedback. With our consultants we try to work in the most transdisciplinary way as possible.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
I would recommend them to look at their work not just the name, take time to do the research and interview always more than one.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Our process is very reactive, sometimes from the client, sometimes from the site or the program. We don't start with preconceive ideas. We invest the most of our process in the creative and detail phases.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
Local market orange juice squasher Phillips Hue lighting My iPhone Ball chair Eero Aarnio Rainbow maker by kikkerland
Can you describe a day in your life?
Breakfast with family, teaching design studio or working in the morning in the pragmatics of the office, lunch with family and in the afternoon work on ideas and designs, the night is always more uncertain and varied.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
It's a lifestyle, a way of perceiving the world, makes yourself more aware of the world. In the other hand it's not the best remunerated profession.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
Production phase can be managed, creativity time it's highly unexpected, you never know when inspiration will hit you, sometimes is an immediate and impulsive response to the problem, others it's digging through the research and starting all design possibilities.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
It always depend about the object and its complexity. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to simplify the design to its essence.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Mixing design with augmented reality and engaging more the technological, social media driven applications.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
Teamwork is crucial for a design process, specially if its a complex design.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
An app that connects people from different parts of the world using their devices as taxis for virtual tourism.
How can people contact you?
My webpage: www.v-oid.com My email: felipe@v-oid.com My phone: +51 99 275 9619

Extended Interview with Felipe Ferrer

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Undergrad in architecture in Mexico and Peru and a Masters degree in Advanced Architecture Science in Columbia University in NYC
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
Keep on designing but don't leave the entrepreneur side of the business
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Good design should work better and last longer, it should make life easier, better and more beautiful.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
Artist like Olafur Eliasson, Banksy, Sci Fi writers and film directors, atmospheric musicians, etc
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
Luis Barragan because of the atmosphere in the house, magic like.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
Our presentation card. Its completely unexpected, its perverse and does what its suppose to do perfectly whitch is to cause a great first impression.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
Whatever increase the capacity of perception, analysis and synthesis.
How do you think designers should present their work?
It always depends to who. But as a rule of thumb the most simple way as possible.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
An application that mixes urbanism, design, media. Virtual presence.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
Hopefully one would expect to make something better and more beautiful.
How does design help create a better society?
It start with making a persons life better, then design can help how we interact with each other.
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
An app that connects people and places using their mobile devices.
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
AGP factory and offices because the client was the most satisfied.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
User experience based design, and tailored made for mass consumption.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
It always depend on the complexity of the project, although sometimes very simple projects can take a lot of time and some very complex ones thru a rational approach can be relatively fast.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
Researching the problem, sometimes starting from the details, others from form and others from program.
When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
It just feel good, like seeing someone beautiful that also having a great personality.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
Anyone that is proactive in the design process is good. Discussion of ideas is always better.
How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
Learning from the masters, working for them and then finding your own voice.
Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
Leonardo da Vinci always puzzled me how would he be just as a regular person, have some beers with him, talk about happiness
Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
Pulling an super stressful all-nighter because we confuse the date of the deadline, we finish one day before.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
Designing is fun for me, if I didn't need to make a living I would do it for free.
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
We'll be able to leave our body consciously, from there anything goes.
Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
One of the reasons we are happy with our design is that it changed for good the way of working in the Factory.

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