Sebastian Dominguez Enrich

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About Sebastian Dominguez Enrich

Sebastian Dominguez Enrich was born in Mexico City but spent most of his life in Madrid, which is marked by several trips that influence in his personal development. The influence of design has maintained a strong presence at home throughout life such as architecture and graphic design, which have an important role in choosing the path for product design. He began his studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico to continue studying at Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid.

  • Winner of Furniture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Furniture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Furniture
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Interview with Sebastian Dominguez Enrich

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
It began when I was a little kid, my family have always been related to design and architecture, and I was curious about how everything was made and how it works but the main reason was because it is a profession that you can work anywhere in the world.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
The design studio Dominguez Sanz+Enrich is focus in architecture and in all design fields, it is the continue of the work of my father in architecture by adapting it to the modern times and opening it to other fields. You can know more in the website of the studio www.dominguezsanzenrich.com
What is "design" for you?
I can describe design as a tool to create new objects, ideas, business, anything that starts from an idea or a concept to the creation of that concept or idea.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Right now I am into furniture design and products that involved technology.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I have many designs I like but if I have to choose one is the iPod, because it change how the music industry worked.
When do you feel the most creative?
There is not a moment to feel creative, because it can come in the shower, in a dream, going to work , but if I have to choose one I think it is at late night.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
The most important things to focus are to achieve the main propose of the design or object you are creating.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
The satisfaction and happiness that I am doing the thing I love. And i would not change that.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
The satisfaction that how your idea become into something real that you can touch with your hands, and it is not anymore in the paper as a sketch.
What makes a design successful?
A successful design is the one that achieve it`s main propose and is simple.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
As a designer you have to make a design environment friendly because after we finish using a design, you need to think what will happen to it and to educate the society.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
Design is becoming something that we need in our daily life, thanks to apple, braun an other companies that invest in design people are starting to realise how important is design for our life, so it will become one of the most important fields and resource to companies to survive and evolve in this world that changes really fast.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
I am trying to make my exhibition of the new brand that I am working in Milan design week next year.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
My style is always trying to find simplicity , with the importance on the detail, and finding the elegance in the design. I have the idea that the most beautiful thing are the one you want to look at them and find that detail that make it different from the other.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
At this moment I am living in Madrid, Spain. I feel privilege that i have travel to different places and lived in other countries so I have seen and get involved in other cultures that are different form mine but cultural heritage influence in every person no matter the field the are you always make your decisions or yo act because is the influence you have.
How do you work with companies?
I try to get involve in the philosophy of the company and how the present and people know them.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Companies need to find a designer that his work and design style is more likely to how the company work and his philosophy.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
My design process is simple, the first phase is the investigation of the company or client and what I am going to design, the market. The second phase is start drawing in paper making sketch, then 3d modelling and finally the third phase is the one where I make the design real.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
Iphone, Mac Book Pro, my Moleskine notebooks, Eames chest lounge and Muji pens.
Can you describe a day in your life?
My day starts early in the morning I go to the gym and them start working a 9 and then finish at 10 in the night, sometimes I go out to meetings if they are not in the studio. Most of my time I am working with new design or projects I am working.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
I suggest young designers or upcoming designers to start creating your portfolio since day one and taking really good picture of your design projects, and to socialise with people and go to design events to get involve in the design world. Also not to be afraid to talk to people o important designers most of them will answer all your questions. Always be confident and believe in what you design and be good communicating with sketch and drawing not only by 3ds. Learning to say no and the last one buy books, lots of them.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
the positive thing of designers are that we create solutions to many problems, and create products to make life easier with things that we do not think that were possible, but in the negative side it is a profession that in many places is still underrated and think it is not important as other professions.
What skills are most important for a designer?
To communicate with drawings and to know how to explain design with few and easy words. Knowing how to say no and knowing the price and how much your work worth.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
My tools are really simple, I have my markers and pens, my notebook, my book collection, my computer, with illustrator, photoshop, indesign and rhino 3d modelling with vray for rendering.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
By crating different phases with the times that I have for every phase to not get stuck in a part of the design, sometimes you need more time in one phase so I try to not to spend more time in a phase than I need.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
It depends on the project, the size, difficult and many other things that affects or the project have.
What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
The most thing people ask is what I really do as a designer and how much do I work.
What was your most important job experience?
My first client I think because I realise that you have to know more things that just to be a good designer such how to behave in a meeting, learning to say no to projects that will cost you money or to much time, and affect other jobs.
Who are some of your clients?
Most of my clients are people that want unique design pieces and the ones who buy from my design brand.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
Really enjoy working in my design brand because I have the freedom to create the objects I really want.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
Most of my designs are develop by myself but other i have the help of my workers of my studio.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
Right now is the new image of my design brand an placing it in a new market, also some architecture projects of building houses.
How can people contact you?
You can visit my portfolio webpage www.dominguezenrich.com and my studio webpage www.dominguezsanzerich.com
Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
To contact me if any other question you want to know or interviews.

Extended Interview with Sebastian Dominguez Enrich

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
It began when I was a little kid, my family have always been related to design and architecture, and I was curious about how everything was made and how it works but the main reason was because it is a profession that you can work anywhere in the world.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
The design studio Dominguez Sanz+Enrich is focus in architecture and in all design fields, it is the continue of the work of my father in architecture by adapting it to the modern times and opening it to other fields. You can know more in the website of the studio www.dominguezsanzenrich.com
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
I can describe design as a tool to create new objects, ideas, business, anything that starts from an idea or a concept to the creation of that concept or idea.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Right now I am into furniture design and products that involved technology.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
I have many designs I like but if I have to choose one is the iPod, because it change how the music industry worked.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
There is not a moment to feel creative, because it can come in the shower, in a dream, going to work , but if I have to choose one I think it is at late night.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
The most important things to focus are to achieve the main propose of the design or object you are creating.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
The satisfaction and happiness that I am doing the thing I love. And i would not change that.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
The satisfaction that how your idea become into something real that you can touch with your hands, and it is not anymore in the paper as a sketch.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
A successful design is the one that achieve it`s main propose and is simple.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
As a designer you have to make a design environment friendly because after we finish using a design, you need to think what will happen to it and to educate the society.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
Design is becoming something that we need in our daily life, thanks to apple, braun an other companies that invest in design people are starting to realise how important is design for our life, so it will become one of the most important fields and resource to companies to survive and evolve in this world that changes really fast.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
I am trying to make my exhibition of the new brand that I am working in Milan design week next year.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
My source of inspirations are in books and outside of the work in nature.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
My style is always trying to find simplicity , with the importance on the detail, and finding the elegance in the design. I have the idea that the most beautiful thing are the one you want to look at them and find that detail that make it different from the other.
What helped you to become a great designer?
At this moment I am living in Madrid, Spain. I feel privilege that i have travel to different places and lived in other countries so I have seen and get involved in other cultures that are different form mine but cultural heritage influence in every person no matter the field the are you always make your decisions or yo act because is the influence you have.
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
I try to get involve in the philosophy of the company and how the present and people know them.
How do you think designers should present their work?
Companies need to find a designer that his work and design style is more likely to how the company work and his philosophy.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
My design process is simple, the first phase is the investigation of the company or client and what I am going to design, the market. The second phase is start drawing in paper making sketch, then 3d modelling and finally the third phase is the one where I make the design real.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
Iphone, Mac Book Pro, my Moleskine notebooks, Eames chest lounge and Muji pens.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
My day starts early in the morning I go to the gym and them start working a 9 and then finish at 10 in the night, sometimes I go out to meetings if they are not in the studio. Most of my time I am working with new design or projects I am working.
How does design help create a better society?
I suggest young designers or upcoming designers to start creating your portfolio since day one and taking really good picture of your design projects, and to socialise with people and go to design events to get involve in the design world. Also not to be afraid to talk to people o important designers most of them will answer all your questions. Always be confident and believe in what you design and be good communicating with sketch and drawing not only by 3ds. Learning to say no and the last one buy books, lots of them.
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
the positive thing of designers are that we create solutions to many problems, and create products to make life easier with things that we do not think that were possible, but in the negative side it is a profession that in many places is still underrated and think it is not important as other professions.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
To communicate with drawings and to know how to explain design with few and easy words. Knowing how to say no and knowing the price and how much your work worth.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
My tools are really simple, I have my markers and pens, my notebook, my book collection, my computer, with illustrator, photoshop, indesign and rhino 3d modelling with vray for rendering.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
By crating different phases with the times that I have for every phase to not get stuck in a part of the design, sometimes you need more time in one phase so I try to not to spend more time in a phase than I need.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
It depends on the project, the size, difficult and many other things that affects or the project have.
What is your life motto as a designer?
The most thing people ask is what I really do as a designer and how much do I work.
Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
My first client I think because I realise that you have to know more things that just to be a good designer such how to behave in a meeting, learning to say no to projects that will cost you money or to much time, and affect other jobs.
What is the role of technology when you design?
Most of my clients are people that want unique design pieces and the ones who buy from my design brand.
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
Really enjoy working in my design brand because I have the freedom to create the objects I really want.
What do you wish people to ask about your design?
Most of my designs are develop by myself but other i have the help of my workers of my studio.
When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
Right now is the new image of my design brand an placing it in a new market, also some architecture projects of building houses.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
You can visit my portfolio webpage www.dominguezenrich.com and my studio webpage www.dominguezsanzerich.com
Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
To contact me if any other question you want to know or interviews.

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