Name: Aileen Rodriguez
Company: Rodriguez Interiors
Position within company: Owner
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Clean lines and interesting shapes.
. What projects are you currently working on?
Penthouse apartment in Monaco and a Spec house in central London
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
I have a very supportive family.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2014 and beyond.
Colour, Textures, Lines, Shapes and Technology
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Make sure that it is as practical as it is beautiful.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
It is very important to have other professionals in the same industry recognize you for your talent, skills and hard work.
. How do you relax?
I go on vacation
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To sign a new yacht build project.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
The car you drive? Jeep Wrangler
Your favourite place to travel to in the world? Italy for the food
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar? The Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Blue Martini Bar in Fort Lauderdale and 954 Steak Restaurant.
The place that gives you the most energy? London
And the place that enables you to totally relax? Costa Rica
Your favourite food and drink? Shrimp Ceviche and a Mojito
Anything else interesting? I’m a great dancer