Industrial and Interior Designer, Andrea Gramaccia of Andrea Gramaccia Design
What led you to start your career in interior and industrial design and when did you start your career in interior and industrial design?
My first approach to industrial design was in 2004, when the designer Andrea Dichiara claimed a course with the support of several companies around our area. In that opportunity, I started to think and to know the real needs of furniture companies and then to understand all aspects of projects as an industrial designer. With the interior design, I had the opportunity from the 1st year of high school to educate myself in this field as I learned how understand the fundamentals of interior design and in rendering techniques.
What is your favorite aspect of your career in interior and industrial design?
Honestly there are a lot of aspects and considerations involved in design, but maybe the most important for me is the great possibility to improve or to try to improve the lives and the lifestyles of people. In interior design it is about the satisfaction and the happiness of customers. If we talk about a space, it is important to insure the people who work and who visit the building feel comfortable and happy to be there. For industrial design, the purpose is the same, and even if are different the modalities of project, the goal is to make sure that the object will be useful to many people as possible.
What have you learned the most from your career in interior and industrial design?
I am still young in this career so for now I can only say that even if I love this job, as in many things, there are positive and negative aspects but they make the process interesting and challenging everyday. The most beautiful thing I have learned is: I hope to never say "I have finally learned" because to do this job is the greatest opportunity to learn something and to learn again--everyday.
What tips and ideas do you have for other’s who would like to start a career in interior and industrial design?
I think for first they obviously have to be passionate. Read design magazines; but also, you have to be connected and to pay attention to the fashion, the food, the music, the politics, the economy, the nature and all the world to 360°. Another very important thing is travelling, which is fundamental to discovery, to being connected, and to being influenced by what you see as when you are in another country or other city you have different perspectives and views come into play. Lastly, listen to everyone and pay attention to elaborate new ideas, concepts, and points of view: when you are able to do all of these things you can be ready to mix all aspects together and to draw your design plans together as a whole of various related parts through a global lens.
What are your favorite features of being an interior designer?
My favourite feature is the possibility to express myself: to provide solutions, to be hard worker, and to show good taste.
What is at the heart of your career in interior and industrial design that you want your clients to take home?
I would generate pleasant feelings through my thoughts, concepts and projects. The client's voice is the most important part of my work: if I can hear them happy, satisfied, and, if after a few years they still find my solutions good and useful, I don't have anything more to ask--I can be proud of my work.
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