When designing, what superpower would you like to have?

Being able to teleport, so in the morning designing enjoying on one of the beaches of Barcelona and in the afternoon finish working surrounded by museums and galleries in Amsterdam.

Which of your designs would you choose to survive a zombie attack?

Definitely the travel toothbrush I recently designed. Being surrounded by zombies can not be so bad while your mouth is fresh.

If you could go to dinner with a designer, who would you go with?

Oki Sato, everything he does in Nendo is incredible.

Would you prefer to travel to the future or to the past?

In the future, it intrigues me to know that it will be of the world in a couple of thousand years. I want to imagine that we become an interplanetary species but that in turn it respects nature and is one with it.

In what influential period of design would you like to be born?

Probably in the 60s the anti-design era. To be part of that movement that put creativity above everything, even above reason.

How would you describe yourself in 3 adjectives?

Passionate, self-taught and skeptical.

If you wrote a book, what name would you put it?

The importance of writing down the ideas that occur to you at dawn.

If you could learn to do something new, what would you choose?

I would love to learn how to sculpt.

What is the last book you have read?

The One Thing de Gary Keller

What could we find in your garbage basket?

A combination of papers with bad ideas and very bad sketches.

What is the best memory of your childhood?

When I drew in my notebooks while I did not pay attention in the classes.

What is the rarest object in your room?

Some collages with cuts of reviews of the 50s that I did a couple of years ago.

What is your favorite conversation topic?

Talk about design and art. And talk about the passions of other people.

If you could stay your whole life with the same age, what would it be?

Probably my current age, 22 years.

What do you value most in the design of a furniture wheel?

In addition to its function, the aesthetics of the wheel that really is one and complements the object.

What if you had to design an object to put wheels what would it be?

I would love to make a floor lamp that has EMMA II wheels.


Fernando Maldonado

Industrial designer born in Guatemala.

A young artist of 22 years and an industrial designer who transmits versatility and originality through his incredible designs, considering himself as a passionate, self-taught and skeptical person.


To see more designs by Fernando Maldonado  danfur.com or you can also follow him on instagram.




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