Name: SELINA BERTOLA
Company: NOMADE ARCHITETTURA INTERIOR DESIGN
Position within company: CEO FOUNDER
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I graduated in Architecture and I specialized in Interior Design in 2005 at the Polytechnic of Milan; after which, my desire to discover new ways of living, I moved to London, where I attended a master’s degree in Interior and spatial design at the Chelsea College of Arts and Design. After the master’s degree, I worked with the architecture firm Artillery Architecture and Interior Design in London. Here I was able to follow different projects, from the concept phase to the construction phase, which gave me the opportunity to work in Paris and in Frankfurt. In 2008 I decided to return to Italy to collaborate with some well-known studios in Milan, where I further strengthened my interest in interior architecture, following a wide range of projects, from hotels to residences, up to installations, increasing my skills in these areas. The passion and interest in different cultures lead me to travel all over the world: so I can develop my background more and more, linked to the different ways of living and living. And so, in 2010 I decided to found the Architecture and Interior Design studio Nomade, to put in place all the skills acquired and collaborate with eclectic professionals, who share with me a vision that looks far away, as well as passion for the beautiful and for the interior architecture.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Eclectic, i like to mix, to breathe the sensations given by the environments and propose a design that suite it
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Everyday life. People, trips, movies, everything that surrounds me and impress my eyes
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I think we are living a moment of melancholy, we are all looking at the past with love and empathy, today’s design is often a reinterpretation of the great moves of the past
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes todesign schemes, what would it be?
Try to imagine how you will leave the space, every move that will happen in a specific environment, and accomplish it
What projects are you currently working on?
A few, villas on the lake, urban apartments, offices, retail shops
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To keep growing as a team
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession? A B&B armchair I have found and restored
Your favourite holiday destination? South east Asia
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar? Henrietta hotel in Paris or any Soho House, restaurant pacific in Milano, bar any in New York city that have a stunning view
Your favourite book, film & song? Little prince, triumphant (royksopp)
Your favourite food and drink? sushi, cosmopolitan
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? With my family
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? An artist
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