Tell us about your background. How did you become a designer?
I do not think that I became a designer but I think I really was born like that … Pretty soon I began to realize that I could really play by transforming things into other things … creating new stories based on what I had around me. Then I started the discipline of creating, I attended the artistic high school and then the university of Architecture.
What was your inspiration for play furniture “Superbambi”?
I am very fascinated by the things that have multiple readings. I like to work in an open way and “play” with form and function, especially in an object I like to have more shapes and more features together, I think it is really fun. For superbambi the multifunction and multiform concept was the basis of the idea; a sort of a smart piece.
Do you have children of your own? If so, how do they respond to the “Superbambi”?
Yes I have a little one … He is very curious and he is exicited to have so many things in one! It is an endless fun game.
Are there other products that you produce specifically for children?
I would say no, even if each object carries a playful side.
What toys did you play with as a child? Did you have a favorite toy?
I played a lot with shoeboxes, papers, fabrics…I used to make dollhouses, creating all furniture with things like sponges … The best part was to find the way to use the things around me for my purposes. And Yes I played a lot with little dollswithmy little houses.
And subsequently: What toy do you think is a completely superfluous?
Believe or not everything that you can’t touch, smell and manipulate is superfluous. Everything that turns off creative thinking and imagination.