Joaquin Homs

Designer In Profile: Joaquin Homs, Principal of Joaquin Homs

Name: Joaquin Homs
Company: Joaquin Homs
Position within company: Principal

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Architect 1984, University of Guadalajara, 35 years of professional career
25 years dedicated to the world of interior in hospitality and residential projects

How would you describe your personal design style?
In the manner of a painting, playing with the planes by means of lights and shadows

Where does your design inspiration come from?
From the daily life details

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Improvement of the environment and use of resources

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.
Environmental awareness, handmade details, regional development, recycled, sustainable

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Keep it simple, less is more

How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
To share the diversity of proposals that the same topic can have from another perspective and support the professional growth of its members

What projects are you currently working on?
Another residence in Punta Mita, a hotel boutique in Chihuahua, a Hacienda rural hotel in the Jalisco mountain range and a craft development project around Mexico

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Complete the first Mexican craft collection and move on to the next one

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
My grandfather’s pocket watch

Your favourite holiday destination?
The beach

Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Les Cols Pavellons, Olot, Girona
Ricard Camarena, Bombas Gens, Valencia
Cantina la Fuente, Guadalajara

Your favourite book, film & song?
From dawn to decadence/ Jacques Barzun
All about my mother / Pedro Almodóvar
Best thing that ever happened to me / Gladys Knight

Your favourite food and drink?
Sea food
Vodka on the rocks

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Reading lay down in a hammock under the shadow

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

Joaquin Homs