Fabrizio Constanza

Very Good in Art Design.

Fabrizio Constanza

About Fabrizio Constanza

Fabrizio Constanza is an observer of life. His inspiration comes from emotions generated by anything. By watching life passing by, from reflections of the world, past nostalgia and future cues, Fabrizio captures and materialize the emotions into objects. A clear example is 0710 Oxbow, based on the Baltimore derby winner. Objects become transmitters of emotions. A table that elegantly represents the human body named Organica, or a coat stand with slick curves for the corporate world, simply known as Lande, are exquisite samples. Balanced compositions define his work, objects that will overcome the past time. Fabrizio harmoniously combines classic and contemporary materials with ergonomic details to create pieces that will be enjoyed by generations to come. “I design for today, but thinking on how future generations will enjoy a beautiful piece of functional art with the history of its first user”.

  • Winner of 10 A' Design Awards.
  • Very Good in Art Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
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organica entrance table

organica entrance table

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Lande coat stand

Lande coat stand

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ksd-1, Horizon Lounge Chair

ksd-1, Horizon Lounge Chair

Art Design

1909 Elethant's Child Entrance Table

1909 Elethant's Child Entrance Table

Art Design

Breeze Artistic Plinth

Breeze Artistic Plinth

Art Design

El Soporte del Cubo Sculpture

El Soporte del Cubo Sculpture

Art Design

Sotavento Functional art entrance table

Sotavento Functional art entrance table

Limited Edition Design

Interstellar table  Entrance Table

Interstellar table Entrance Table

Furniture Design

601  Lounge Chair

601 Lounge Chair

Furniture Design

Home Bar and Coffee Spinning Ambient   Rotating Multifunctional Furniture

Home Bar and Coffee Spinning Ambient Rotating Multifunctional Furniture

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Interview with Fabrizio Constanza

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?
Hello my Name is Fabrizio Constanza I am an Artist and a Designer. My formal training is in Industrial Design. I got my degree from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, now a University. I started my bachelor of Art at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I was fortunate to had fantastic professors for Art, Design, and technical skills. I became a Designer to improve existing products and an Artist to explore ways to better understand Human behavior. A long the way, I have had realized both products and Human behavior are dynamic.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
The company is dedicated primarily but not limited to the design and production of custom Furniture, Art Furniture, and Conceptual Art. But in 20 years, we have consulted on projects that require design thinking as well. We serve commercial and private clients.
What is "design" for you?
It’s an objective methodology to solve problems for specific requirements that can change overtime. Design can be apply everyday on life and work.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Well I believe design can be apply in any industry and life. But personally I enjoy very much designing Conceptual Art and Art furniture.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
That is a hard question to answer as there are many designs I admire. But the Bugatti-Type-57S-Atlantic is a design that I relate the most.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
I was involved with the development of the Duke bike at my internship at Dean Bicycles more than 20 years ago. Founder John Siegrist, great guy, excellent vision not to mention a very resilient business man. Well John included me into the development team. I also participated on the design of a three point pivot plate for a full suspension bike. I bring this memory because then I learned the importance to get the job done regardless of what tool the designer has on hand.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Well I have to say I favor all materials, platforms and technology. I get a great satisfaction when all three are correctly use and mix to deliver the desire result.
When do you feel the most creative?
I tend to be more creative during the morning. My creative routine is to go to a coffee shop put on my headphones and sketch.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
That would have to be composition balance. The Composition must be in an eternal balance. Also I am always on the lookout for situations that can occur that need to be predicted.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Excellent question, I know my mind is ready to develop a creative solution when I am feeling melancholic. Then I get into creative mode and two hours later I have the solution, immediately my feeling change to excitement.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
I feel tranquil when a project is done. Design is a roller-coaster of emotions to me. Every project is an invigorating challenge.
What makes a design successful?
A successful design is that which complies with resolving the client’s vision.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
I judge design by how well the design solves the problem, how functional is the solution, the Balance of composition, production quality, and lifespan vs disposing.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Designers have as much social and environmental responsibility as any other human being. We can no longer exist as a human race pointing finger to who is responsible of what.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
The Design’s natural evolution is design thinking into the administrative, corporate, business scenery.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Last year I had a fantastic Solo exhibition at Avia Gallery in Guatemala City. It was a 20 year career celebration. With the gallery, we created a Chronological exhibition of my work with objects that dated back to 1997. General public had a unique access to see work that is on private collections, award winner products, and anniversary unique pieces. My next exhibition is schedule for December 18th 2018, in Antigua Guatemala at Hotel Santo Domingo. I will be exhibiting a new Artistic series entitle “Inherencia”. The Art work refers to the interaction of three elements that is constantly found on nature such as: past-present-future, the Trinity, heart-mind-spirit.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
I manage two aspects on the design inspiration topic. First it is important to tackle the solution to the problem, once that is done I focus on aesthetics. Inspiration comes from: the project itself, past experiences, research and sensitivity.
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?
My design style is Modern, contemporary and extremely Exploratory. I enjoy listening to my clients and interpreting their ideas, that primarily come from emotions.
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 Guatemala City, the most cosmopolitan city of Central America. Any designer’s heritage should not affect the design, since design is about solving specific situations. Sure many designers make project base on their heritage but that is different. The pro of designing in my city is that people love contemporary design.
How do you work with companies?
It’s important as a designer to understand that companies have protocols and processes. It is essential to follow those rules and talk the language they understand, Cost vs benefit.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
A good designer is that who listen to the client’s narrative and is able to develop a timeline.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Immerse my brain on project’s information and let the brain do its magic. Then I go analytic with the result.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
French press, Porsche 928, Lego Back to the future Delorean, dishwasher and KSD-2 lounge chair
Can you describe a day in your life?
Sure, Wake up go biking or gym, then take my kid to the bus stop, go to a quiet place or coffee shop to brainstorm new projects, from there I go meet the design and financial team at the office, lunch, meeting with clients, play time with my kid, family dinner, flexible time.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
When finishing school, it is hard for designers to find a job. That is because all apply to the same jobs. On my early days as a designer, I analyzed myself and evaluated my abilities and interests from early childhood to high school. Then I developed my design on those areas. I rode bikes as a kid so I worked at a bike company. I played squash as a teen ager, so I design a sales and Marketing plan to represent sport equipment in Guatemala and executed it. I was passionate for art in College so I design for Art. So look at what you enjoy as a kid and apply design to that area.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
The positive of being a good designer is being able to forth see the future and tendencies base on observation. The negative………..there is no negative.
What skills are most important for a designer?
That will depend on the designer goals. But generally speaking a designer most understand productions processes, communication, general accounting, and Drawing.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
The tool box keeps growing; now days the mobile device is my favorite tool, with applications such as WhatsApp, Camera, light and Levels I am able to stay mobile an managing the office. Yet a note book and a pen still essential for the job. About software at the office we use Autocad, 3DMax, Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
It’s important to build a team and delegate tasks to the members.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
Well, it can take from three weeks to several months depending on complexity.
What was your most important job experience?
Three jobs have forged my design vision. The most currently, designing artistic plinths for a private collection of contemporary Latin Art. It intensified my art appreciation skills. I worked as a custom lighting metal fabricator my first year after design school. I learn firsthand what it takes to produce objects. During Design School I had a fantastic internship at a Custom bicycle manufacturing company. There I learned precision and quality.
Who are some of your clients?
My clients come from broad fields of work and lifestyle. Yet when they pursue a Design project with me, all have a common emotional goal that surpasses the mere need of acquiring a product. Some of my clients are Art Collectors, Doctors, design enthusiasts, hospital, hotels and restaurants.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
I enjoy design in general. Design is a methodology that brings balance and can be apply across all fields. The design that positively influence the most, perhaps bring more satisfaction.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Art and Design is about bringing innovative ideas to solve situations. Humanity is at an exciting time, to me is important to be active in the community. I am looking forward to engage on Public Cultural Affairs
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
It’s a combination of both. Typically the result is an exercise of collaborative effort that evolves from an idea I am exploring. I encourage the entire team, even the financial people to propose ideas and concerns. It is a lot more fun and usually the project benefits from it.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
we have some fantastic projects! One of them is a custom Sculpture for Artist and Red Carpet dresses Designer Nicolas Felizola who is celebrating 30 years of Artistic Career. Nicolas is good Friend and fantastic Artist.
How can people contact you?
by mail at : fabrizio@fabrizioconstanza.comFacebook: Fabrizio Constanzaskype: fabrizio Constanzatelephone: 502-5202-6064

Designer of the Day Interview with Fabrizio Constanza

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
Hello thanks for the interview,My name is Fabrizio Constanza I am an Artist and a Designer with over 20 years’ experience working as a Designer. Now days I run a Design Studio with two Divisions to manage specific types of projects. One is Fabrizio Constanza design, that is the creative and Art related products division. Zio Proyecto is the division of custom furniture project and interior decoration.
How did you become a designer?
I was looking for a career that combined Art and Physics; Industrial Design seemed to be the right choice. It unified both areas of interest. I began college education at the pre-engineer program of UNC Greensboro and took my first art and Design elective courses as well. After two years I transferred to the Industrial design department of Metropolitan State College of Denver where I completed my Design training.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
I have a clear style or methodology to approach a design project. Client’s first conversation is of extreme importance to capture the project requirements. Its follow by documenting the information by means of writing, images collection, data, and dimensions. With the information I can start the research and development process. At this stage the design process began to take form.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
I feel alive when I am in the process of design since all emotions are present during the multiple design stages. Enthusiasm, frustration, empowerment, gratification, resilient are normal emotions of creating a project. Working design projects is definitely a rush of emotions
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
From early on I have had characterized for customize life expectations and standards to my specifications or vision of the world. I customized my educational plan as a designer going to two schools that provided the education I was looking for. Artistically the UNCG program was fantastic and it gave me a good base on Art history and Art appreciation. Then the Industrial Design program at MSUD was based on technology and production. These two experiences gave me the proficiency to manage both areas of design that are extremely important: What can it be design and how to make it a reality.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
Art and Design is about bringing innovative ideas to solve situations. Humanity is at an exciting time, to me is important to be active in the community. I am looking forward to engage on Public Cultural Affairs and education.
What are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
When finishing school, it is hard for designers to find a job. That is because all apply to the same jobs. On my early days as a designer, I analyzed myself and evaluated my abilities and interests from early childhood to high school. Then I developed my design on those areas. I rode bikes as a kid so I worked at a bike company. I played squash as a teen ager, so I design a sales and Marketing plan to represent sport equipment in Guatemala and executed it. I was passionate for art in College so I design for Art. So look at what you enjoy as a kid and apply design to that area.
You are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Each individual has to define what successful mean for them. I will suggest designers, artist and architects to first define what success is for them and then work towards that goal. Happiness is Success. Follow your heart not the standards. Follow your heart means find what do you like an apply design on that area. Example if you like accounting apply design to accounting.
What is your day to day look like?
My day to day is not too different to any other professionals. I have a daily resilient routine that balance: Sports, Work and Family. Days take me closer to short term goals and short term goals take me to yearly goals.
How do you keep up with latest design trends? To what extent do design trends matter?
I keep up with trend by surfing the internet, researching, magazines and visiting stores. Actually I keep up with trends just like any other trend seeker does. trends matter? Sure do. People are influenced by trends so it’s important to consider it. I design trendless object that will last for decades. So for me to being able to ensure timeless people I have to being able to recognize trends.
How do you know if a product or project is well designed? How do you define good design?
A successful design is that which complies with resolving the client’s vision. I define good design by how well the design solves the problem, how functional is the solution, the Balance of composition, production quality, and lifespan vs disposing.
How do you decide if your design is ready?
With 20 years working on design, the decision seems natural. But is a system of checkpoints. The design most comply with all requirements. It’s important to understand that a design is a dynamic system with a time life. That means it can always be adjust to new needs and requirements.
What is your biggest design work?
My biggest design work is my profession as a designer. I have been applying the design methodology to my business for 20 years now. The results are extremely satisfying and successful. As an entrepreneur I realized the standard business systems were too rigid for such a dynamic world economy. I decided to focus on making my business resilient and extremely adaptable to financial trends.
Who is your favourite designer?
Few names come to mind: Jean Bugatti, I will like to ask him about the Bugatti Type 57. Hugo Boss, I will like to talk about the Nazi uniform. Alexander Calder and Georges Braque would be on the list for sure. The death of Wendell Castle definitely affected me.
Would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
Sure, I enjoy having quality products that last forever. I rather have few quality meaningful objects than quantity. I really enjoy my work as a designer and I combine it with my life and family activities. Music is always part of the design process. I usually combine trips with exhibitions. Design itself is a life style for sure. Currently I am working two sculptures that allowed me to meet very interesting people.
Would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
I look for honesty on people that work with me. I am focus on results more than the time card.
What are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
I believe everyone should afford to appreciate Art. Since 2015 I have being participating in Art and Design events so people can enjoy my Art. I participated on Artprize Grand Rapids Michigan, Belleview Art Festival and Guatemala City Art Festival. Currently I lead a private School infrastructure committee in charge of maintenance and the development of a new building. Once a year I am invited speaker to design events.
What positive experiences you had when you attend the A’ Design Award?
I would say all designers should have to experience participating on A’design Award or other design competitions. It encourages designers to keep focus on all important aspects of communicating their work such as: quality photography, descriptions, and general information.

Extended Interview with Fabrizio Constanza

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
My professional career has evolved from industrial design to currently being the director of two design and art operations: Zio Projects and Fabrizio Constanza Design. I hold a BA in Industrial Design
How did you become a designer?
I believe the effects of evolution affects everything, and that as a designer I constantly redesign the present.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
I became a designer by choice. Design requires a positive stage of mind. I cannot think of anyone becoming a designer by force.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
I design functional art, custom furniture, conceptual sculptures, and I also consult with companies. The firm is working towards assisting corporations to transition to a design-thinking model of business.
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Publish their work in a professional manner. That is: great design solutions, information log, great photography, and extra hours of work.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
The desire to generate flawless designs and produce helpful information
You are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Good design is a positive engagement that develops into an endeavor. The return of these investments on design is achieving maximum results through innovation.
What is your day to day look like?
I’m very glad to say I already do both. I design for those who appreciate my work; time is a commodity that cannot be wasted.
How do you keep up with latest design trends? To what extent do design trends matter?
I am sure when it comes to mind I will engage energetically to it. So far, I have done all that I have envisioned
How do you decide if your design is ready?
I am a visual person; my inspiration comes from general observation, not any specific person nor trait.
What is your biggest design work?
I appreciate Italian modern yachts, Porsche, Calatrava, and Calder
Who is your favourite designer?
I create timeless works of design. All of them are special. What makes them great is that they are timeless pieces.
Would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
I would be a RAF pilot. I like pushing the limits. Design is about the only normal job that allowed me to feel the rush of approaching the unknown.
What positive experiences you had when you attend the A’ Design Award?
My parents. I was educated to aim for perfection and be gentle and generous on the way. And my Wife, that thought me to better manage my drive.

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