Ezequiel Farca founded his own studio in 1995 focusing on product design, interior design, and architecture. Ezequiel Farca Studio focuses on creating comprehensive interiors by taking a meticulous approach to each component. From yacht design to small and large hospitality and residential spaces, the studio simultaneously explores all scales and functions to ensure users will enjoy a coherent, integrated, and effortlessly inhabitable spatial experience. With over thirty multi-disciplinary personnel, Ezequiel Farca maintains offices in Mexico City, Milan, and Los Angeles. Best Interior Designers had the opportunity to talk to Ezequiel Farca to get to know a little bit more about his career and future in this industry.
How did you get involved in the interior design Industry?
After having founded my office in 1995 with clear objectives towards industrial design, this same path allowed us to direct our work to a more comprehensive process, which led us to later develop the interior design and architectural design projects. Now we are a full-service firm with a holistic approach to each project.
How would you describe your work style? Do you have any kind of signatures that help to identify your projects?
We have directed our particular style to develop new forms with local artisans and workshops that can represent traditional skills, techniques, and resources in a contemporary context, no matter what part of the world the project is taken place. We consider the warmth of the artisan work in our projects, as an effective way to involve the senses. Also, we use a palette of materials, mainly natural, that makes sense in the local culture and context, playing with the balance and contrast of warm and cold materials to create rhythms in textures and spaces.
Being in love with our work is always the key to achieving better results. Are you in love with this job? What do you love most about being an interior designer?
I am completely in love with the work we do in the office, our goal is to connect people with a space in a meaningful and memorable way, our priority is the people who interact with the spaces we design, and we always fulfill it. For me, work is a way of living.
What is your philosophy on design and life?
Our philosophy is to erase the boundaries between inside and outside, as nature grows in and around architecture. We work to create harmony between architecture and nature.
Keeping up to date on all the trends is essential for anyone who wants to conquer this market. In what ways do you keep current with new trends?
We are always on the lookout for new trends in materials, furniture, and mainly, architectural and interior design. We actively participate in the main design fairs and events in Mexico, Los Angeles, and Milan, where we have physical offices and events in other main cities around the world that have become a watershed in design, in all its variants.
How would you describe your personal decorating style?
It is based on comfort and timeless design. I believe styles can be a trend and, in that way, is more about the experience every client should feel in their space.
All artists need some inspiration to work, and interior designers are artists too. So, what or who really inspires you?
I always have thought that design is found in the streets in the minimal details which make our lives better. What inspires us the most, is our work with artisans; we always try to innovate using the workforce that exists in Mexico and the world, in this way our projects support local society wherever they are developed.
Inspiration is something that pushes everyone to create unique things. What makes you see the world in a different way?
I have a passion for beauty and esthetics. I find it inspiring to document it through photography, which has become a library of ideas and sources of inspiration. I try to see the world and every day as a child, discovering a new solution in the smallest things. We should never lose our capacity to be amazed by the minimal details life presents us.
If you had to pick one project around the world that you wish was made by you, which one would it be?
A lemon squeezer. I find it as an amazing tool that is beautiful and has been around us forever.
How important is a perfect chemistry between you and your clients to achieve the best results?
Constant communication and a good relationship with our clients have been decisive in the development of our projects. The creative process integrates them as well. In the end, each Client/Project has specific needs, and this makes the result unique. We see our clients as friends which have allowed us the opportunity to be part of their lives.
Choosing the best pieces to compose a project can be the secret to getting the best overall result. Although it seems easy, this is a delicate task and needs full attention on time to execute. Do you have some tips for those who do not know well how to start a challenge like this?
As an office dedicated to creating a comprehensive and cohesive design, we always strive for work to go from the general to the particular. We begin by collecting bioclimatic information to be able to understand and respond efficiently to air circulation and natural light until we reach the final elements such as the materials to be used and the arrangement of the furniture.
Do you think working with teams in interior design is better or worse than working alone? Why?
Teamwork has become the main gear of our office. Our multi-cultural and multi-professional team composed of interior designers, architects, and industrial designers makes a great balance for our work. The development of all our projects, being conceived in a comprehensive manner, is understandable only through the multidisciplinary team behind it.
Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?
Fortunately, we have a lot of work in progress now. We are very excited to have new projects that are becoming challenges that, with great pride, I can say we have been successfully solving.
What has been your greatest accomplishment as a designer? What goals do you have for the future?
Our greatest achievement is having become an internationally recognized comprehensive design office. In this sense, we would love to continue working with projects in which our multidisciplinary profile is developed one hundred percent.
Do you have a favorite project or a favorite story about one of your projects?
All our projects have represented different challenges and responsibilities, choosing a favorite would be difficult. Those projects where we are given the opportunity to develop the comprehensive scheme that characterizes our office have become our most iconic examples.
What did you think about this interview with Ezequiel Farca?