#THE NOTE BOOK OF Alberto Martínez

#THE NOTE BOOK OF Alberto Martínez

9 July, 2014

Alberto Martínez –  – Valencia, Spain Seat Modular Cube Concept, Identity Dental Clinic, Urbatek Showroom, L’Antic Colonial showroom, Bimini…   1- Who is Alberto Martínez? Alberto Martínez is father of Alberto Martínez, son of Alberto Martínez, and grandson of Alberto Martínez. And as founding member of CuldeSac™ and Creative Director of Spaces, Alberto develops a personal work and...

Alberto Martínez –  – Valencia, Spain

Seat Modular Cube Concept, Identity Dental Clinic, Urbatek Showroom, L’Antic Colonial showroom, Bimini…

 

1- Who is Alberto Martínez?

Alberto Martínez is father of Alberto Martínez, son of Alberto Martínez, and grandson of Alberto Martínez.
And as founding member of CuldeSac™ and Creative Director of Spaces, Alberto develops a personal work and research methodology in the fields of architecture and interior design, which aims to create memorable projects from new experiential vectors.

2 – When did you discover that you wanted to work in design?

I did not discover it, I seeked it, and here we are.

3 – A reference in design…

I would have to Google it… but it could be Luis Montero, Ferrán Adrià, or Anatxu Zabalbeascoa.

4 – If you had not been a designer, you would have been… 

Architecture: same old, same old.

5 – One defect and one virtue.

Only one? I don’t know how to read.
And a virtue, creativity at the service of strategy.

6 – What is your house like?

Homely and lived-in.

7 – Sunday is a day for… 

Paella and a chat… great day!

8 – A place to look for inspiration.

Any place is good; you just need to know how to enjoy it.

9 – What is the last book that you have read? 

I don’t read, I watch documentaries; the last one: Five Days to Dance, nominated for the San Sebastián Film Festival awards and directed by a childhood friend of mine, Rafa Molés.

10 – 15 Years from now…

I would love to answer this same interview again and enjoy myself looking for the seven differences.

11 – When you think of design you think of… 

Lifestyle, friends, and freedom.

12 – Pencil or computer?

Ebony wood pencil, 0.7 limited edition; it was a gift from my coworkers for my 38th birthday.

13 – How would you describe your work? 

I would define it as experiential design, breaking the barriers of perception laws and influenced by Mediterranean culture, always with the key principle of turning that work into a lifestyle.

14 – One project you would like to do. 

The inside of a ship, in order to learn, and improve interpersonal relations in small and necessarily functional spaces.

15 – Your opinion of Spanish design. 

Ingenious and fresh.

16 – How do you keep your own style while meeting your customers’ needs?

Making the client the key ingredient in order to build it.

17 – In your work, what are you better at and what do you have more trouble with? 

Expressing ideas on an A3 is what I am best at, and what I have more trouble with is talking about money, but over the years you get smarter.

18 – Your recipe for success. 

Listen, share, and never stop learning.

19 – What is the role of natural products in your projects?

No more than what is required at each moment, but working with them is certainly a luxury.

20 – Your flagship L’Antic Colonial product is… 

Mauricio Inglada; everything else comes naturally.

 

NEWS FROM US

Natural stone waterproofing: is it necessary before installation?
Natural stone waterproofing: is it necessary before installation?

30 July, 2021

Water-repellent treatment for natural stone protects the material without altering its physical or aesthetic characteristics.

The best flooring options for restaurants
The best flooring options for restaurants

21 July, 2021

The quality of the material, the resistance or the ease of cleaning are 3 key characteristics to know which restaurant flooring we are most interested in.

Types of Mosaic Tiles: advantages
Types of Mosaic Tiles: advantages

14 June, 2021

When it comes to making a reform or decorating a room, the possibilities of materials and options are almost endless. In this post, we will delve into the different types of tile mosaic and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. In addition, we invite you to take a look at our catalog to discover...