Did you pursue any formal training in leather?
My academic training was in design. The rest, let’s say, was learned on the street: in Formentera, in Ibiza, in Mallorca, in Morocco, in Ubrique… In each of these places I collected techniques of different origins, which I continue to use at my convenience for everything.
What was it like working in Morocco?
A complete culture shock. It was a radically different culture to what I knew in Europe, so setting up the workshop and explaining to artisans what I wanted was a very memorable and exciting experience – and pretty intense, too!
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Do you only work with leather?
I have dedicated so many years to leather, and that’s what I work with most. But I also like wood and metal. For my pieces I do everything from the beginning to the end, because I am a curious craftsman, so I like to do it myself instead of entrusting it to someone else.
What inspires your work?
Everything. Normally what inspires me is necessity. For example, I am currently trying to make an armchair. What do I want from an armchair? For it to be comfortable, aesthetically beautiful and easy to build.