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IN CONVERSATION WITH GUILLE GARCÍA-HOZ



Guille García-Hoz


Guille García-Hoz’s parents were so proud when he received his degree in Mathematical Sciences from the Computense University in Madrid – but it wasn’t long before they were shocked by his complete 180 to leave it all behind for a career in design.

García-Hoz went on to complete a diploma in Interior Design at the European Institute of Design in Madrid and at the University of Montreal in Canada.   Since then, García-Hoz has become a renowned interior designer and now a potter, positioning him as one of the foremost names in design from his native Spain.  With a penchant for bold colours, graphic patterns, playful interiors and a nod to the past, García-Hoz has created a point of view that is uniquely his own and continues to inspire his legions of followers in social media with a mix that only a creative genius such as himself could master.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What was your first experience with design?

Guille García-Hoz – I think it happened when I was a kid at school and I wrote the word “NATURE” All my classmates just wrote the word, but in my case, I draw a big “N” and I wrote the rest of the letters under it.  I was probably 10 or 12 years old.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What part of your job would people find most surprising?

Guille García-Hoz – I don’t know, but I have to say that we don’t stop working on a project until we are fully happy with it.  I think this is the trick.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – You studied Mathematic Science, why did you change the numbers for fabric swatches and become a designer?

Guille García-Hoz – Augh! yes I did study them, yes I did.  I think that at the end of the day everything is for a good reason.  What I know now is that definitely that was not my place.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What is the best advice that you have ever received?

Guille García-Hoz – Be perseverant and always believe in yourself and your intuition.  I’m on that!



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – Many of our readers are design students – What would be the best advice you can give to someone who is starting a career in design?

Guille García-Hoz – Just what I said in the last question.  Always be positive, believe in yourself and never stop until you get what you want. And always, always, always enjoy the way.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What role do you enjoy most; designer or potter? Which is the most challenging?

Guille García-Hoz – I pretty much enjoy everything that I do.  Every aspect has its charm and its dark side.  But at the end of the day, these differences are what give character to the topic.



Ceramics by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – Describe what you like most about your own home?

Guille García-Hoz – The kitchen, the open wall with its paint falling off and the display unit that left by the previous owners…



Iván Meade – What is one item you couldn’t live without at home?

Guille García-Hoz – I think the display unit I was talking about in my previous answer.  It was built as part of the house and you can’t get it out.  A quick clean up, new LED lighting and voila!… a new life!



Ceramics by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – How do you conceive your interiors – What is important for you to have a successful interior design?

Guille García-Hoz – Always to create a wow factor, something to move you.  Something that doesn’t leave you indifferent.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Ivan Meade – Name 5 things you can’t do without…

Guille García-Hoz –

1.- I cannot live without plants, if I don’t have them I get sad.

2.- I like to surround myself with things that belong to my grandparents.

3.- Imperfect walls.

4.- Houses with life.

5.- A little bit of chaos.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What would be your dream project?

Guille García-Hoz –  I don’t know.  A riad in Morocco or the children’s ward in a hospital.



Interiors by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – What is next for Guille García-Hoz?

Guille García-Hoz – I wish I knew! Actually, we are working on a couple of new ceramic pieces, a really fun home for an atypical client and a restaurant that I think will be a good conversation topic!



Jarrón Orejas Orza by Guille García-Hoz


Iván Meade – Lastly, you have already created a stunning body of work with many mediums and styles. What would you like your legacy to be?

Guille García-Hoz – I wish that the thing that remains as my legacy is my love for the arts & craftsmanship and how I like to take care of the small details.


I invite you to visit Guille García-Hoz’s website and discover his fun ceramic collection as well incredible interiors: