Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Gabriel Antunes Henke Carrano ("GAHC") 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.
GAHC : I am an achitect and urban planner graduated from Uniersidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil I spent an year studying furniture design at Illinois Institute of Technology
GAHC : I live to make people's life easier. That's my main concern. And I think that's why I became a designer.
GAHC : I had the previlege to choose to become a designer.
GAHC : I design a lot of differen typer of furniture. I wish I could design more furniture for stores.
GAHC : Drink water, read a lot, and be patient
GAHC : The idea needs to come from yout experiences, so you will know 100% of it.
GAHC : originallity, good finishes, if it is going to last long time, easy to assemble, easy to clean. All that makes a good design better.
GAHC : I think investment is the wrong word. I think people should know good design first, then they will be able to use it. And for that the value of a good design is to be acessible for as many people as possible.
GAHC : A new crib in teak wood for Kartell
GAHC : A collection inspired on Brazilian Folklore
GAHC : Music and really bad TV Shows
GAHC : Charles and Ray Eames, The Bouroullec Brothers, Campana Brothers, Lina Bo Bardi, Sergio Rodrigues, Pepe Lima, Etel Carmona, Estevam Carvalhaes, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Shyro Kuramata
GAHC : Steelwood Chair by Bouroulec Brothers: Respect for the material Mole Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues: All the braziliness in one piece LCW chair by The Eames: My first love Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi: Amazing lines en concept.
GAHC : Me greatest design is always my last one! I am too young to have a definitive masterpiece
GAHC : I always will answer that with READING MORE BOOKS
GAHC : I would be a brownie maker
GAHC : Design is what makes people's life more enjoyable and functional
GAHC : My curators and my family, of course.
GAHC : My energy and my resilience
GAHC : My sexual orientation made more difficult to get what I want (and deserved) before because Brasil is homophobic
GAHC : In a organic way and as an experience without looking like motivational coaches.
GAHC : That is not set yet. But will be different, I can say that.
GAHC : Reduce material waste!
GAHC : Well, I expect that people expect good design, right?
GAHC : Design is a tool that makes everything works better.
GAHC : My Brazilian-inspired wood furniture collection will be really difficult to launch, but let's live the dream.
GAHC : Every design is unique. But a bench that I created to be used as a shelter for homeless people. Actually if anybody is interested to launch this project, I'm looking for investors.
GAHC : I would like to see quality products designed and produced to mass, not just to rich people.
GAHC : Material Cycled Usage
GAHC : 4-5 months, maybe. That depends. Sometimes the idea come up ready, sometimes it needs a little hard workd to be done.
GAHC : Moodboards and conceptional drawings
GAHC : The furniture allows people to experiment spaces
GAHC : Costumers and Industry set the trends. Designs set good taste and alternatives.
GAHC : It allows me to see a realistic version of my imaginations
GAHC : 3ds max, sketchup, solid works, rhino, illustrator, corel draw.
GAHC : The materials translate the tradition, and the colors compliment the ambient to create a good composition and help form to be more unique.
GAHC : "Can I produce them?" if it was a very big company member or "how do you know I needed this?!" if it was a regular cotumer
GAHC : "One less thing to do for the society"
GAHC : It would be awesome to design some pieces with Etel Carmona and Claudia Moreira Sales. I belive in colaboration to produce more empathic pieces of design.
GAHC : All my idols are on Instagram, all the time I ask questions, and if they could they get me by DM information. It is a really good feeling to be noticed by someone you admire.
GAHC : The design of XX Century Movel Moderno Brasileiro POP Design Great Designs The Atlas of Furniture Design by Vitra 1000 Chairs
GAHC : Learning from the masters of the past
GAHC : The Eames couple, Lina Bo Bardi, Sergio Rodrigues, me and a Bottle of Tequila during winter in Venice Beach
GAHC : I am not famous, I don't want to be famous, I want famous people to buy my designs.
GAHC : Dark blue, Chicago, feijoada, winter, my glasses, Havaianas.
GAHC : I designed a cabinet made of cardboard boxes during my college freshman year.
GAHC : If I learn something or have a nice conversation about design, It will make my day!
GAHC : No, I was terrible with concept design with my lego blocks...
GAHC : People will be able to print their furniture in their homes. The printer will work with wood and ecological finishes. My brain will be in some laboratory living as a machine
GAHC : I am gay, latino, proud and my designs has a uniqueness.
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