Name:  Karlen Sandrine

Company: Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

Position: Interior Architect Cittolin Polli & Associes SA


Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)

 I did my HES studies in Switzerland at the Athenaeum school. I have always had a particular sensitivity towards the art’s world and design, that I have discovered over time among exhibitions, travels, showrooms, various media.

How would you describe your personal design style?

 The contemporary art dominates my style, but there is always a touch of tradition into my design in order to tell a story. I also like to add some unusual objects to make the scene more exciting.

Where does your design inspiration come from?

 It comes from trips, exhibitions and various media like Pinterest … but every object, place, material is a source of inspiration.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

 Design evolves in a practical way, serving people and their daily lives.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.

 The design of 2019 should be practical, respectful for people’s diversified lifestyles, timeless, vernacular and ergonomic

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

The best advise I would give is the one of being open to what surrounds us.

How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?

 The competition combines the creativity of designers and architects to give more and more audacity and novelty. It also allows people to discover the different projects and open up to the world of design and architecture.

 What projects are you currently working on?

 An architectural office in Switzerland and a residential house in Ibiza.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

 Develop my current projects

 Your most treasured possession?

 My computer containing all my life

 Your favourite holiday destination?


 Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?

Hotel : Veranda Chiang Mai

Restaurant : Hotel de Ville Crissier CH

Your favourite book, film & song?

Book : Le pouvoir du moment present, Eckhart Tolle

Film : The green Line

Sound : Show must go one, The Queen

 Your favourite food and drink?

Food : Sushi

Drink : Red Wine

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?

Discover a city

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


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