Designer Profile: Marcelo Joulia, CEO of Naço

Name: Marcelo JouliaNaco
Company: Naço
Position within company: CEO

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
– Architect Graduated by the Government, 1990
– Interior architect OPQAI
– DAI town planner, graduated by the Government, 1982
– Named Knight of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture, 1999
– Venice Architecture Biennial, 1992
– Young Architecture Album, Ministry of Equipment, 1991

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
“I have no style but a writing of the territory in the broad sense of the project, always putting the
human at the center of the project.”

Where does your design inspiration come from?
“My design inspiration comes especially from my trips, from my meetings with artisans, artists
and also entrepreneurs but also more daily when I walk in the streets.”

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
“ For me, future design will be more responsible and more feminine”

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
– Clearness
– Reponsibility
– Sharing
– Emotion
– Creativity

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what
would it be?
“To keep it simple and at the same time dare”

How important are The International Hotel & Property Awards as recognition of talent and
“The International Hotel & Property Awards are really important for us as recognition of talent
achievement, I am sure that it can bring us a lot more than we could expect”

What projects are you currently working on?
“Naço agency is currently working on different projects but the most important seems
to be the “Mirazur”, it is a restaurant headed by 3-star chef, Mauro Colagreco and
voted the best restaurant in the world.”

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
“The next twelve months I want to meet a lot of exciting people and furthermore, keep writing my
agency book.”

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:

Your most treasured possession?
“Time, Time is the most important thing we have”

Your favourite holiday destination?
“My favourite holiday destination is definitely Menorca”

Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
“My favourite restaurant is “Pan y Teatro” in Buenos Aires in Argentina”

Your favourite book, film & song?
– Film: “Le mépris” by Jean-Luc Godard
– Book: “100 ans de solitude”
– Song: Tom Robinson Band

Your favourite food and drink?
– Food: Asado Argentino
– Drink: Pisco sour

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
“I like to draw”

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
“I think that I would be a cooker”

Anything else interesting?
“I really love cooking and I wrote a book about it called “Argentina cuisine authentique et recettes
de chefs””

Naço have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 50 Rooms – Global Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.

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