How's your creative process?
The creative process is the most important moment for me because I like to see the final result from de beginning, the texture, the colors, the people's sensation when they will see and use it, that gives me the energy to follow all the process until the end.
I have to realize something that is already realized in my mind and ready for production I spend the rest of the time to copy this image....
What's the best tool you use?
Some times the idea arrives so fast that I can't draw it and I just say it!
I use simultaneously the pencil and the computer to understand how to represent what I see or feel.
Sketches and early 3D computer model of the Dr. Yes chair for Kartell
Could you do what you do without a computer?
I do thousands of drawings! I draw very good with my pencil and I shape with my hands every detail; but with my computer I go directly to the production mould. It's great!
The MASTERS chair was born directly in my computer, which means I can do a good chair in my kitchen with only 1 computer...so I really need it!
I play the computer like ho plays the electric guitar....
Computer model and final version of the innovative Mr. Impossible chair
Which is the hardest part in the process of creating a new object?
The hardest part of the process is to bring to reality the original energy of the first idea to fix on an industrial process a human feeling!
I like to give certain life to objects, animate them!
and the most fun?
You can't do a serious thing without having fun!
The most important skills a designer should have?
To be awaken in the dream!
Who gave you the best lessons?
I have the great chance to learn a lot together with Starck, his shore is one of the most beautiful lessons!
You have designed many products together with Philippe Starck, what does it mean to be the creative partner of a contemporary design monster? To which extent is a benefit and which, if any, are the drawbacks?
Yes! It's amazing but true, I have the chance to ride the big machine, I have no limits for expressing my ideas. I've designed watches for Fossil, glasses for Mikli, lamps for Flos...Kartell, Driade, Cassina, Xo, Alias. Is great to collaborate with all these fantastic people at the same time!, is like a non-stop creating party!
It's all done in a very natural way without thinking if it will be a benefit or not, I think it can only be positive because it's the way it's done!
How much does your own personality reflect in your projects?
Some projects are clearly closer to my own personality, we can see some ideas that were not explored before.
A very clear example is the Masters chair with the 3 silhouettes being a sort of mathematical discover! I like to take formal risks and at the same time being very sensual, Dr. Yes goes in that direction: is hard and soft at the same time, the chair comes out from a squared frame. Also the Mr. Impossible which is a bit of a miracle with the double shell! and K-Ray for Flos is a very radical concept with a very delicate inside shape. I feel very close to these projects.
The striking K-Ray lamp designed by Eugeni and Philippe Starck for Flos
If you were not a designer, what would you be?
I give myself the definition in Spanish: "DISOÑADOR INDUSTRIAL" (designer of industrial dreams), I love to play with words.
Best thing you have done so far:
the very best! The Masters chair! And the K-ray lamp for Flos, they are very far from what has been done before.
Masters chair designed with Starck for Kartell, three design classics put together into a new intriguing object.
I let you discover at the Salone... the rest is still in my mind...