How do you develop your concepts?
Sometimes the starting point is an abstract idea – I just spend hours working, trying again and again until I get to what I want. Other times one single pattern opens the door for a whole collection and I work in a more intuitive way.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on a pattern collection called Under African Skies. It´s inspired by traditional African textiles but I’m not looking for a classical African-look, it’s more about a mood. The idea is to create an African-reminiscent collection, but for it also to be very graphic and contemporary, mixing geometric forms and textures. Another emerging project is the design and production of a collection of printed scarves, but I’m still researching what the most appropriate materials and print techniques would be.
Who are your heroes?
Most of my heroes are artists and artisans who had contributed something new, with a personal and contemporary vision. In that way, regarding surface pattern design and textiles, I really admire the work of the Wiener Werkstätte, Gunta Stölzl and Nathalie du Pasquier, among others. They are a big inspiration.