When designing, what superpower would you like to have?
I would like to have the power to stop time to be able to do each project with tranquility and enjoyment without having to be running with the daily agenda.
Which of your designs would you choose to survive a zombie attack?
I would choose our “pata pata” because it has wheels and a storage space where I could carry things. It is also very light and I could also use it as a shield!
If you could go to dinner with a designer, who would you go with?
I think it would be fun to go with a group of designers. I think we idolize individual figures but the best designs are teamwork. It is also much more fun to go out in groups! I wish I could go on tapas with Neri Oxman and his team. His work combining biology, technology and architecture amaze me greatly.
Would you prefer to travel to the future or to the past?
It is a dilemma. I love ancient history. I would love to travel to Rome or Imperial China but it would be so amazing to be able to fly in a mega ship through space! I think I choose the future. I have hopes in humanity.
In what influential period of design would you like to be born?
More than design, I am very interested in Japanese crafts, I would like to travel more to the past and see them in action.
How would you describe yourself in 3 adjectives?
Curious, mental and quiet.
If you wrote a book, what name would you put it?
I don’t even know what the book would be. I like to illustrate … so it’s probably an illustrated story.
If you could learn to do something new, what would you choose?
I would like to learn some more physical activity like dancing or some martial art … or learn to play better ping pong that I love.
What is the last book you have read?
The Sorrentinos of Virginia Higa. The story of an Argentine restaurant that made its own version of an Italian pasta that was a success in Argentina.
What could we find in your garbage basket?
Many vegetable peelings.
What is the best memory of your childhood?
It is difficult to choose a single memory. I have many. I remember the thousands of summer afternoons playing in the fifth of my best friend’s grandparents.
What is the rarest object in your room?
The white curtains that reach the ceiling and cover the wardrobes.
What is your favorite conversation topic?
Food! I love cooking and trying new dishes.
If you could stay your whole life with the same age, what would it be?
Maybe in my 28 years. It was a very nice moment, with a lot of creative energy but I am enjoying every moment and now I am very motivated with NUYI.
What do you value most in the design of a furniture wheel?
I like minimalist and functional wheels. The first thing I hope is that you have a very agile walk and that later you don’t stand out from the rest of the design. I also like that there is a variety of colors.
What if you had to design an object to put wheels what would it be?
More than furniture I wish I could use your wheels on our “pata pata”! I would make more toys with wheels!
NUYI, Argentina. NUYI is a company that was born in 2018 in order to make products for children. Directed by the duo of Industrial Designers Hernán Ohashi and Caro Worcel who seek that the smallest of the house can discover and experience different sensations through their products that combine different materials, textures and hardnesses. They are also designed to generate a new landscape in the home but in complete harmony, so that children can grow in an environment without much stimulation of colors, noise and sounds. A simple language, but fun. Playful, but functional.
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