Designer in Profile: Aida Bratovic, Founder of STUDIOAida

Name: Aida Bratovic01_Aida
Company: STUDIOAida
Position within company: Founder

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I studied Architecture in Sarajevo , then at Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Before I set up STUDIOAida I have been a director at Timothy Hatton Architects.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Contemporary with a twist.

Where does your design inspiration come from?

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
There seems to be a shift away from too minimal, people are seeking comfort in turbulent times.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.
Sustainability is the most important.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Try to imaging living a space you are designing , put yourself in your clients shoes.

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Very important as a platform for emerging talents.

What projects are you currently working on?
Private residence in SJ Wood, Residence in Middle East, A collector’s Apartment in Knightsbridge, Villa in Croatia.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
We will be very busy in the next 12 month with 3 projects coming to completion.

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
my father’s vintage rolex, my father passed away 3 years ago, i wear the watch that reminds me of him every day.

Your favourite holiday destination?
New York

Your favourite book / film / song?
In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster, Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders, songs many, current favourite She’s My Collar by Gorillaz

Your favourite food and drink?
Fish, Vodka Martini

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? (in no more than 25 words)
Visit to Tate or Design Museum with my children

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