Designer in Profile: Patrick Polli of Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

Mr Polli

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?
Win awards

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My health

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? 
It  depends

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?