Designer in Profile: Luciano Gerbilsky, Founder & Director of Luciano Gerbilsky arquitectos

Name: Luciano Gerbilsky
Company: Luciano Gerbilsky arquitectos
Position within company: Founder, Director

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Architect from Buenos Aires University, Argentina with a Master’s Degree in Lighting Design from University of Santiago de Chile; “I am a fanatic of design, art and lighting.” I have 20 years’ experience designing and building commercial businesses, weekend homes, luxury residences and a boutique hotel. I created my company in Mexico in 2011 and have grown into what has become a well-known design firm with high end customers from around the world.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
I don’t consider having a defined style, I enjoy innovating and creating something different for each project based on the project location and materials investigation.

Where does your design inspiration come from?
I generally stumble into situations and elements in my day to day life that I take as reference to inspire my creative process. My work and travel are reflected in every project.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I believe design is becoming more and more sophisticated and innovated thanks to the constant conception of new materials and the transformation process of each one.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.

  • Use of new technologies
  • Sustainability and environment
  • Experimentation
  • Exploration
  • Comprehension of client needs

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
When one designs it is of utmost importance to take into consideration the surrounding environment of the project in order to create comfort.

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
International recognition is extremely important for any professional. The International Design and Architecture Awards do a great job bringing together countless works of art and those who create them, allowing the world to get to know them, acknowledging their work.

What projects are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a new type of project for me. It is a governmental middle income housing project. It is a large project that brings the possibility of enjoying high end design to people who would otherwise not have access to it. It allows me to become known to a larger sector, work within a budget with creativity at a larger scale.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Secure my design team, continue to position our name nationally and around the world and focus on obtaining project in the hotel sector.

Your favourite holiday destination?
Anywhere I can ski

Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Mizuc Hotel Riviera Maya
Mr Chow
101 Bar Hong Kong

Your favourite book / film / song?
Harry Potter
Star Wars
I don’t have a favorite song. I enjoy listening to new music

Your favourite food and drink?
Chinese food and burgers, red wine

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Taking a stroll and stopping for a cup of coffee at a well-designed shop, with my laptop and a design magazine.

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