Fabrizio Constanza

Good in Furniture Design.

About Fabrizio Constanza

  • Winner of Furniture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Furniture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Furniture
Carrete Side table

Carrete Side table

Furniture Design

Good Design Deserves Great Recognition

Discover A' Design Award, World's Largest Design Accolade.

Learn More

Interview with Fabrizio Constanza

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?
Hello my Name is Fabrizio Constanza I am an Artist and a Designer. My formal training is in Industrial Design. I got my degree from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, now a University. I started my bachelor of Art at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I was fortunate to had fantastic professors for Art, Design, and technical skills. I became a Designer to improve existing products and an Artist to explore ways to better understand Human behavior. A long the way, I have had realized both products and Human behavior are dynamic.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
The company is dedicated primarily but not limited to the design and production of custom Furniture, Art Furniture, and Conceptual Art. But in 20 years, we have consulted on projects that require design thinking as well. We serve commercial and private clients.
What is "design" for you?
It’s an objective methodology to solve problems for specific requirements that can change overtime. Design can be apply everyday on life and work.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Well I believe design can be apply in any industry and life. But personally I enjoy very much designing Conceptual Art and Art furniture.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
That is a hard question to answer as there are many designs I admire. But the Bugatti-Type-57S-Atlantic is a design that I relate the most.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
I was involved with the development of the Duke bike at my internship at Dean Bicycles more than 20 years ago. Founder John Siegrist, great guy, excellent vision not to mention a very resilient business man. Well John included me into the development team. I also participated on the design of a three point pivot plate for a full suspension bike. I bring this memory because then I learned the importance to get the job done regardless of what tool the designer has on hand.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Well I have to say I favor all materials, platforms and technology. I get a great satisfaction when all three are correctly use and mix to deliver the desire result.
When do you feel the most creative?
I tend to be more creative during the morning. My creative routine is to go to a coffee shop put on my headphones and sketch.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
That would have to be composition balance. The Composition must be in an eternal balance. Also I am always on the lookout for situations that can occur that need to be predicted.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Excellent question, I know my mind is ready to develop a creative solution when I am feeling melancholic. Then I get into creative mode and two hours later I have the solution, immediately my feeling change to excitement.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
I feel tranquil when a project is done. Design is a roller-coaster of emotions to me. Every project is an invigorating challenge.
What makes a design successful?
A successful design is that which complies with resolving the client’s vision.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
I judge design by how well the design solves the problem, how functional is the solution, the Balance of composition, production quality, and lifespan vs disposing.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Designers have as much social and environmental responsibility as any other human being. We can no longer exist as a human race pointing finger to who is responsible of what.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
The Design’s natural evolution is design thinking into the administrative, corporate, business scenery.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
Last year I had a fantastic Solo exhibition at Avia Gallery in Guatemala City. It was a 20 year career celebration. With the gallery, we created a Chronological exhibition of my work with objects that dated back to 1997. General public had a unique access to see work that is on private collections, award winner products, and anniversary unique pieces.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
I manage two aspects on the design inspiration topic. First it is important to tackle the solution to the problem, once that is done I focus on aesthetics. Inspiration comes from: the project itself, past experiences, research and sensitivity.
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 design style is Modern, contemporary and extremely Exploratory. I enjoy listening to my clients and interpreting their ideas, that primarily come from emotions.
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?
I live in Guatemala City, the most cosmopolitan city of Central America. Any designer’s heritage should not affect the design, since design is about solving specific situations. Sure many designers make project base on their heritage but that is different. The pro of designing in my city is that people love contemporary design.
How do you work with companies?
It’s important as a designer to understand that companies have protocols and processes. It is essential to follow those rules and talk the language they understand, Cost vs benefit.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
A good designer is that who listen to the client’s narrative and is able to develop a timeline.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Immerse my brain on project’s information and let the brain do its magic. Then I go analytic with the result.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
French press, Porsche 928, Lego Back to the future Delorean, dishwasher and KSD-2 lounge chair
Can you describe a day in your life?
Sure, Wake up go biking or gym, then take my kid to the bus stop, go to a quiet place or coffee shop to brainstorm new projects, from there I go meet the design and financial team at the office, lunch, meeting with clients, play time with my kid, family dinner, flexible time.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
When finishing school, it is hard for designers to find a job. That is because all apply to the same jobs. On my early days as a designer, I analyzed myself and evaluated my abilities and interests from early childhood to high school. Then I developed my design on those areas. I rode bikes as a kid so I worked at a bike company. I played squash as a teen ager, so I design a sales and Marketing plan to represent sport equipment in Guatemala and executed it. I was passionate for art in College so I design for Art. So look at what you enjoy as a kid and apply design to that area.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
The positive of being a good designer is being able to forth see the future and tendencies base on observation. The negative………..there is no negative.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
The tool box keeps growing; now days the mobile device is my favorite tool, with applications such as WhatsApp, Camera, light and Levels I am able to stay mobile an managing the office. Yet a note book and a pen still essential for the job. About software at the office we use Autocad, 3DMax, Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
It’s important to build a team and delegate tasks to the members.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
Well, it can take from three weeks to several months depending on complexity.
What was your most important job experience?
Three jobs have forged my design vision. The most currently, designing artistic plinths for a private collection of contemporary Latin Art. It intensified my art appreciation skills. I worked as a custom lighting metal fabricator my first year after design school. I learn firsthand what it takes to produce objects. During Design School I had a fantastic internship at a Custom bicycle manufacturing company. There I learned precision and quality.
Who are some of your clients?
My clients come from broad fields of work and lifestyle. Yet when they pursue a Design project with me, all have a common emotional goal that surpasses the mere need of acquiring a product. Some of my clients are Art Collectors, Doctors, design enthusiasts, hospital, hotels and restaurants.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
I enjoy design in general. Design is a methodology that brings balance and can be apply across all fields. The design that positively influence the most, perhaps bring more satisfaction.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Art and Design is about bringing innovative ideas to solve situations. Humanity is at an exciting time, to me is important to be active in the community. I am looking forward to engage on Public Cultural Affairs
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
It’s a combination of both. Typically the result is an exercise of collaborative effort that evolves from an idea I am exploring. I encourage the entire team, even the financial people to propose ideas and concerns. It is a lot more fun and usually the project benefits from it.
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
We have some fantastic projects, but I can talk about them at this time
How can people contact you?
by mail at : fabrizio@fabrizioconstanza.comFacebook: Fabrizio Constanzaskype: fabrizio Constanzatelephone: 502-5202-6064

Extended Interview with Fabrizio Constanza

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Currently I manage Fabrizio Constanza Design Studio. We design unique custom furniture, interior design and special home design solutions. My education backgound is Industrial Design
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
curiosity is the main reason I became a Designer. I had always being intrigue on how things work and the effect they have on us.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I design functional art, custom furniture, conceptual sculptures, and I also consult with companies. The firm is working towards assisting corporations to transition to a design-thinking model of business.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
Publish their work in a professional manner. That is: great design solutions, information log, great photography, and extra hours of work.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
The desire to generate flawless designs and produce helpful information
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Good design is a positive engagement that develops into an endeavor. The return of these investments on design is achieving maximum results through innovation.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
I’m very glad to say I already do both. I design for those who appreciate my work; time is a commodity that cannot be wasted.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
I am sure when it comes to mind I will engage energetically to it. So far, I have done all that I have envisioned
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
I am a visual person; my inspiration comes from general observation, not any specific person
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
I appreciate Italian modern yachts, Porsche, Calatrava, and Calder
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
I create timeless works of design. All of them are special. What makes them great is that they are timeless pieces.
What helped you to become a great designer?
It’s a lonely road to the top. I have great appreciation to those who crossed my path, their influence helped design my vision
What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
The comfort zone; it’s a natural surviving instinct that we all must learn to overcome on a daily basis.
How do you think designers should present their work?
In two ways: so that the client understands, and also the world grasps the idea.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
We are working on two large sculptures; a rotating environment; a restaurant design; four plinth designs, and apartment interiors.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
That future designers and society in general benefit from my work.
How does design help create a better society?
Designers perceive the interaction between all things; designers could create solutions that minimize collateral damage.
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
Social projects; it is an extreme pleasure to provide art, and it´s appreciation, to all persons, thus enriching all life.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
Design industry must adapt to each country’s industries, culture and needs. It would seem unbelievable, but design programs around the world are rigid and standardized.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
Hopefully to business, with business schools teaching design thinking and innovation; it is the next logical step.
What is the role of technology when you design?
I seek results; technology is part of the tool box, but not the magic hat.
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
We use 3d max, Auto-cad, Corel Draw, bond paper, tracing paper, napkins, etc.
What do you wish people to ask about your design?
Any question is welcome. Usually the answer makes their eyes shine.
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
Greg Jacobs from Ignite performance USA, we have a good work rhythm. Absolutely, I believe on co-design.
How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
I am honored by the jurors that have seen the work we are developing; fame is fantastic, yet I admit I still must learn how to handle it better
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
Colour: British Green Place; place: London;Food: Southwestern Mexican; Season: Winter; Thing: Sports; Brand: Porsche
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
I will not be physically here but my work will prevail. Or simply we will be extinct.

By clicking Sign-Up, you are opting to receive promotional emails from A' Design Awards, World Design Rankings, World Design Consortium and Designers.Org You can update your preferences or unsubscribe any time.

You are now at the right step

Join Designers.org & Start Promoting Your Design Worldwide.

Create an Account