“I would like to design a co-living space”
Andreína Raventós is an architect with a studio in Madrid. We met her at the Salone Satellite for young designers at
the 2022 Milan Salone, and we fell in love with the Piaora collection that she presented there and which had been
inspired by the indigenous tribe of the same name from Venezuela, her native country.
What prompted you to create the Piaora collection?
I wanted to pay homage to my land, Venezuela.
I have always been fascinated by the indigenous
people, their way of building while
respecting the environment and how they managed
to cover needs by doing only what was
essential. I wanted to transfer those pure lines
of their designs to this collection, working just
with wood as a sustainable material through
dry joints without the need for any metal hardware.
What has participating in Casa Decor 2022
meant for you?
Participating in Casa Decor has been a very
enriching experience. It is a great platform for
extending visibility and it has allowed me to
connect with the thousands of people who visit
the fair every year and I was therefore able to
reach more people with my work.
What is your favorite material to work with?
I don’t have a favourite, each material has
its aesthetics and properties and this richness
allows us to have creative freedom in each
project. It is true that I really like working
with natural materials because of their texture
and the way they reflect light. They help the
space to invite you to form part of it.
If you could have designed an iconic piece,
what would it be?
A lamp. Light transforms spaces and to be
able to make a piece that reaches out beyond
its own design seems fascinating to me.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you
have liked to be?
I would have liked to have tested the world of
interpretation and also fine arts.
Tell us about a pending project that you would
love to develop
I would love to make a `co-living´ type space. I
like working on residential projects and in this
case it would be an interesting challenge, because
I would have to achieve the home feeling
by living with other people.
What does the habitat business sector in
Spain lack and what does it have in excess?
I would like them to invest more in artisanal
work so that the trades of a lifetime and which
are part of Spanish culture are not lost, and
also promote professionalism so as to be able
to progress, but without jettisoning the value
of the knowledge obtained over years of experience
and which can only be transmitted from
generation to generation