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.
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.
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.
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.
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.