Name: Layde Tuono
Company: Layde Tuono Arquitetura e Interiores
Tell us a little about your background:
Arquitetura e urbanismo- FAUBC –sp 1979
Artes plásticas-licenciatura –FAAP –SP 1980
Mestrado – Educacao, Arte e Historia Da Cultuta – Mackenzie 2005
I’ve always had an interest in art, I found that architecture satisfied this interest. I have never like to build, however I enjoy transforming different environments. I opened my first office when my children started school.
How would you describe your personal design style?
I have no particular style but looking at the world in general, the discipline cannot be learned through books, everything is up to oneself. I like basic infrastructure, a geometry of straight lines when its possible along with neutral colors. I enjoy the mixed use of classic and modern classic pieces of furniture, which I believe gives off a timeless elegance.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
I am inspired by a variety of different things, such as streets, books, voyages, music etc
In what direction do you feel that design is moving to?
We are building houses and settings much more for “people” and we are increasingly worried about the environment and trying to be sustainable in our designs. Each piece of architecture and design has its own perspective and we should be respective of that.
Name key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond
Cosy and clean.
One piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes:
Less is more! To paraphrase Mies van der Rohe.
How important are the International Design & Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
It has been a great achievement to be shortlisted in these awards, it is an honour.
What projects are you currently working on?
Commercial and residential interiors
What are your aims for the next 12 months?
Never stop working
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Anywhere, as long as it is peaceful
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Restaurant – Villa d’este – Como lake
Hotel – The Dorchester, London
Bar – that is located in my home
Your favourite book / film / song?
Cem anos de solidão – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Out of africa- Sidney Pollack
Piano Concerto no.2 op 18 S.Rachmaninoff
Your favourite food and drink?
Chocolate, Red Wine
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
I cannot understand anything but architecture