Mexican designer Raul Chavez collects and reflects influences from his South American surroundings.
What was your first project?
It was Flux Lamp, back in 2008
Where does your inspiration come from?
I think there no such thing as a muse or divine inspiration. Observing, analysing and posing the right questions leads you to a good result. Curiosity is my inspiration.
What’s your design process?
I create products that tell stories, that have background, speak, feel, play. I think it’s important to change paradigms. I believe in smart recombination and to be eclectic, taking ideas, forms and materials from everywhere.
And next, what are you planning to work on?
I’m planning to make some furniture and jewellery using copper. Also, I would like to do an exhibit about Mexican Design and show across South America.
City of Residence Santiago de Chile
Education ITESM Campus Guadalajara, Mexico
Motto If it’s not fun, it’s not worth it
Favourite quote 'Some are willing to anything but to live here and now.' Lennon
Best advice received One percent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration
Best tip for designers Make mistakes...wrong answers may lead you to correct questions
Three things every designer needs Good common sense, great intuition and a nice sketchbook
Newest addition to your studio Göoo Argentinean Sketchbook
First design that inspired you Alvar Aalto Savoy Vase