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An interview with Claudia from Pepita de Oliva.

08/06/2020
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Since the foundation of Edmmond Studios, it has always been important for the ES team to learn from, discuss and exchange with talented people from different creative backgrounds, from carpenters to illustrators, from architects to photographers.

We visited Pepita de Oliva studio for a short interview. Pepita de Oliva is an interior design company focused on space decoration projects. They are specialized in original Nordic furniture and in the manufacture and own design of any type of piece. Their furniture is original from the 50s, 60s and 70s and comes from Northern Europe. All products are chosen by their team under a criterion of quality, origin and design. Their own designs are made with the highest quality materials and under a demanding selection process.  

We had a chat with Claudia, design director at Pepita de Oliva.

 

Hi Claudia, really great to chat with you. And thanks for taking the time to be part of our series on the Edmmond Studios Magazine.

Starting right at the beginning, what were you a lot into as kids? It seems like a lot of that stuff can influence what people do later in life.

I never had a clear idea of what I wanted to do when I grew up, but I knew I would have something to do with spaces and design. I used to go on holidays with my parents and as soon as I got to the hotel rooms I would rearrange all the furniture my way. I used to make my own doll houses with an “open concept” for “a luxury living”. I moved the furniture in my bedroom so much that I had the floor all scratched. There are a ton of stories just like these, which years later made me realize they made me and what I do now.

What are you passionate about? 

I really love what I do: Getting to know people that share their needs with me, that they trust you to go into their homes and then design furniture for them. It is really full-on job, we start with a client analysis to the crafting of unique pieces that they put on their everyday lives.

What do you think you learned by working at Pepita de Oliva.

I have learnt so much these last years... I would say working together as a team and learning to turn problems into opportunities, with a “Everything has a solution” mindset.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get my inspiration for travels, magazines, films and books… every time I go inside a coffee shop, store or I see a film I pick up on the scenography. The finishes, the materials and the furniture pieces. I apply this to projects that we later might work on.

Tell us a bit about your style.

Id say my style is simple, minimalistic and neutral. I consider myself someone not extravagant at all and that tries to go by unnoticed. Thats a bit how Pepita de Oliva is. Less is more.

Is there a place/city that inspires you the most?

New York City.

What artist(s) have a big influence on you?

Cees Braakman.

What is your favourite book?

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

What’s next for you?

I plan on Keep learning and growing alongside Pepita de Oliva. Looking back and seeing what we accomplished is the most rewarding thing. I have a lot of goals in mind… and with time and work I know they will be achieved!



Discover more about the world of Pepita de Oliva here

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