Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer COMODO Interior & Furniture Design ("CI&FD") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

CI&FD : I was a graphic designer before studying the Art of Architecture at City College of San Francisco. I always love drawing different graphics and always enjoy the process of creating and understanding a design where I can convey my inner imaginations and inspirations through a visual medium and help the viewer to engage with the story. I worked for a furniture design company back to my twenties and started my interest in architect and interior design. The very first project of my work was a residential remodeling for my classmate in school, and it was courageous yet encouraging because he trusts and believed in my design philosophy.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

CI&FD : I worked for a furniture design company back to my twenties and started finding my interest in architecture and interior design. I realized that architecture or interior can be considered art when there is an interesting interplay between. I feel touched when seeing a design that carries thoughts to brings a better life to the user.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

CI&FD : Mr. Tadao Ando, a Japanese self-taught architect whose minimalist aesthetic and love of natural materials. And I was inspired by his prospective vision in architecture and interior design between nature and humans, using spiritual material, natural light, and natural forms for the expression. His’s work also leading people’s inner thoughts to flow into the building space.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?

CI&FD : Poggibonsi as the design has complete and strong storytelling. The concept of five-elements is a philosophy developed from the nature surrounding. Using inspirational material like the natural stone to represent each theme in the apartment, and the flow of transition between areas are smooth and soft by the palette combinations.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

CI&FD : Three of them are strongly bonded together. Colors play a fundamental role in design as it influences how people feel and associates to something emotional level. The material provides us a tactual sense to relate an object or space, and by composing with the combinations on color, the material will further enhance the ambient of the apartment.


Poggibonsi Space Design

Poggibonsi Space Design by COMODO Interior & Furniture Design

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