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Reverberation/ Opposites attract

 

Author:

Carmen Sofia Morales

 

Cross Design Trend:

Reverb

 

I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1985. Daugther of a doctor mother and a civil engineer and lawyer father, I became the first of four. I have one sister and two identical twin brothers.

I have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, but two years after graduation I decided to retourned to the Universidad del Zulia.

In december 2015, I got my degree in architecture in order to fulfill my dreams as a designer. I started to work while i was studying. My work experience include several freelances  as lead designer, architectural draftsman, 3d visualizer and interior designer, but also I have worked in architectural firms such as Nomadas|nmd and Mario Biancardi arquitectos.

I have worked in religious, residential, retail and commercial projects.

I am living in Dubai, UAE at this moment looking for new career opportunities.

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In terms of design, Reverberation would mean echoes from the past. This particular trend of ceramique Caesar called my attention because it really represents my vision as a designer. Mixing old and modern is a great way of bringing back what we love about the past, recalling good old trends impossible to ignore. As a requirement, we were asked to design a loft for a young couple in their thirties who understand design. So basically, I was inspired by myself (32), an architect and interior designer, and my graphic designer boyfriend(34). Cesar loves cars, specially those with 1950’s and 1970’s aesthetics such as Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in red and black palettes; he enjoys spending his spare time with his x box and gather with friends to have one beer or two. Me, on the other hand, I like being at home, I enjoy cooking, working on my laptop, doing freehand sketches and reading as a leisure activities. I love colorful abstract art,home furniture and appliances.

Based on those descriptions, anyone would think we are very different… and yes, we are!

Clearly Cesar is the social and I am the quiet. However, we share similar tastes in music, movies, food and life philosophy.

All that explained, let me generate the concept Opposites Attract. It comes because the new/old mix in reverberation and how to make our individual differences what is missing in the other. Be the truly counterpart and create a space that represents it.

REVERBERATION IS ABOUT DISCRETE COLORS, MATT FINISHES AND DEEP TONES.

REGARDING FLOORING AND WALL CLADDING, I WAS INSPIRED BY THE ANIMA COLLEZIONE FOR THE MASTER BEDROOM, WALKIN CLOSET AND MASTER BATH. I WANTED THOSE VENUES TO BE MINIMAL AND ELEGANT, INSPIRED BY THE FORZA ITALIANA THIS COLLECTION STANDS FOR.

FOR THE MAJORITY OF SPACE, I DECIDED TO USE DEEP CHARCOAL FLOORING FROM THE CAESAR ONE COLLEZIONE, BECAUSE IT WOULD BE THE BASELINE OF THE WHOLE PROJECT.

IN THE HALL WAY OF THE GROUND FLOOR, I WAS ATTRACTED BY THE VEINS OF WOOD OF THE VIBE COLLEZIONE. IT WOULD CREATE A GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN THE FURNITURE SELECTED AND THE COLOR PALETTE, BUT ALSO, IT WOULD ESTABLISH UNCONCIOUSLY A MOBILITY LAYOUT.

FOR THE KITCHEN, I USED THE TALE COLLEZIONE. INSTEAD OF DEEP TONES, I DID THE OPPOSITE, MAKING IT BRIGHTER, SO IT WOULD BE A PERFECT OPPOSITE FOR THE DINING, LIVING, BAR AND FOYER.

FOR THE DINING AND LIVING, TRACE COLLEZIONE AND INNER COLLEZIONE, RESPECTIVELY.

The main idea was to demarcate with furniture an open space that define the foyer. It was more practical to use the right side of the Ground Floor Plan because of its closeness with the staircase and the outside. It would allow to enter directly into the open indoor space, which is social, but also to climb the stairs to a more private area.







Elapse – Cave
Vibe – Cinder
Inner – Cliff
Trace – Bronze
Tale – Navona Verso
Tale – Silver Contro
Inner – Tangram
Anima – Graphite
Anima – Statuario Venato
Anima – Grey St. Laurent
Anima – Rosone (Various)