Name: Patrick Polli
Company: Cittolin Polli & Associés SA
Position within company: CEO
Tell us a little about your background
Italian immigrant by my grandfather, I represent the 3rd generation. The first 2 worked in masonry and started their business. I have graduated at architecture in EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal Lausanne) in Lausanne
How would you describe your own personal style?
I have no personal style. The architecture and design are responses to a complex built and natural environment that evolves.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Priority to the immediate environment and the memory of places.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
A design more in keeping with the spirit of nature, biodegradable or reusable
Name five key themes to consider when approaching property development in 2014 and beyond.
Nature / Environment, memory, economic, bio, creativity
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to development projects, what would it be?
Memorable locations can often provide directions to creativity
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
This is a relatively young institution, but growing quickly and with notoriety
What projects are you currently working on?
Which residential projects in PPE, a luxury boutique hotel in the mountains
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
There are too many and it depends on the purpose of the desitnation
Your favourite book / film / song?
There are too many and it depends on the style
Your favourite food and drink?
Italian food and french wine
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?