Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Ana Volante ("AV") 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.
AV : I studied interior design in Venezuela and then moved to Milan. Came back to Caracas and started working for some architectural firms until i launched my own interior design studio
AV : it was in my veins. I was surrounded with my grandfather's architectural and artistic work since little. so it was natural to ride the same path as him. he has been a great source of inspiration for me
AV : i chose! since little i knew i wanted to be a designer or architect
AV : i create interior design an art proposals for homes. I want to keep doing what i do and expand my furniture collection to a wider range of products.
AV : have passion for what they do, discipline and work hard
AV : there a many factors to take into considerations, functionality, materials, design, sustainability, costs
AV : good design is timesless. It will continue its value during time.
AV : wow! so many come to my mind!!. I admire so many architects, artists and designers that have inspired me all along the way. I would love to make the interior poposal for their homes
AV : expand my furniture collection to accesories and more.
AV : frank ghery, meier, neutra, le corbusier, annie albers,paulin, les lalanne,gio ponti ,zaha hadid, kelly wearstler, so many to mention!!
AV : neimeyer, alta lounge chair. wendell castle chairs, piere paulin chairs
AV : i wont say there is one, but i do have some pieces that i cherish more.
AV : be curious, read, ask, search the web, go to museums,
AV : An architect
AV : Design is a way of life.
AV : my husband has always been a great support.
AV : having passion, being curious and working every day for my dreams
AV : i wouldnt call myself a design master!, but obstacles are going to be there always. I think your dreams have to be higher and stronger than those obstacles in order to overcome them
AV : a new furniture collection
AV : to be integral! have my interior design studio, my furniture and accesories collection.
AV : to Being environmentally conscious
AV : it depends on the project!
AV : searching for inspiration!, meeting with the client, listening to their needs, aims, tastes, budgets
AV : always have passion for what you do.
AV : design set the trends.
AV : its super important. Thanks to that technology you get to recreate your design in 3d views, material options and show it to the world
AV : i use Autocad, sketchup
AV : wow! hard one!.. gropius, peggy guggenheim, le corbusier, ghery, zaha hadid ,so many to mention!
AV : blue, home, italian, summer, travel
AV : to create a good design, a great mood board for a client or to see realized my pieces.
AV : it was completely obvious for me
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