What made you choose a career in design?
Cinzia: I have been raised eating and breathing design so it was a natural consequence to me.
Vicente: I think because every project is different, there is no time to be bored. It is not a mechanical way of doing things.
What is the best part of your job?
Cinzia: The fact that every project is a new challenge.
Vicente: There are many interesting parts in this kind of job, probably one of the best is when you see a concept materialise in a physical form, and for the first time you look at it in all its new beauty.
What is the toughest part of your job?
Cinzia: When you love what you do, you’re able to find the positive aspect in every situation.
Vicente: Sometimes it would be nice to walk and not have to run.
Which have been your favourite projects so far and why?
Vicente: It’s impossible to choose. Projects are like children for us. Every project has memories, and every memory plays a part in making up our creative luggage over the years.
Who or what inspires you?
Cinzia: Creativity is an inner attitude but you have to cultivate and train it. Curiosity is fundamental.
Vicente: So many things inspire – nature, architecture, art, graphics, people, objects, colours, cities, childhood memories, family.
Current music choices:
Cinzia: From a musical point of view I am very eclectic. I can listen and love classic music for a time and then fall in love with a dance track. It depends of my mood and specific needs in a particular time and place.
Vicente: Electronic, pop electronic, jazz, rock, Britpop 80’s and 90’s.
Favourite place in the world:
Cinzia: All the places I love are linked with beautiful family moments so my home and Menorca.
Vicente: Places are made by people – the rest is nature. I like to be wherever the people I love happen to be.
Which famous designer (past or present) would you most like to invite round for a cup of tea?
Cinzia: Two pioneers of design – Charlotte Perriand and Ray Eames.
Vicente: Poul Henningsen, Jens Risom, and Alexander Girard.
Outside of work, what’s your passion in life?
Vicente: Gastronomy, running, cycling, travelling.
Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
Vicente: Red, green, and blue!Garcia Cumini | garciacumini.com