Claudia was born in 1988 in Barcelona. She has spent all of her summers in a small town on the Costa Brava called Port de la Selva. She has fond memories of her days by the sea, where she spent most of her time snorkeling and exploring the sea floor, collecting sea urchins, stones, shells… She continues collecting things today: her house is full of things that she finds here and there, objects with which she builds images and thoughts. She says she lives in a state of constant doubt, but that that doubtfulness is a good source from which to start creating. She came back recently from New York, where she has been developing beautiful lamps. We follow her work very closely in Nice Things. We met up with her so that she could show us some of her latest projects, while she tried on her favourite items from our winter collection and answered some of our questions.
Nothing specific and everything in general. Any element, moment, movement or interaction… I like to think that projects are born from intuitions that come from personal experiences. Currently, for example, I’m working on two new lamp prototypes that are inspired in people that I met during my stay in New York.
2. What made you want to make lamps, among other things?
I studied product design and I have been working with Antoni Arola for three years, where light has been very present. Little by little, from experiences that I have gone through, I have had the opportunity to explore some of the infinite possibilities of light; changing environments, transforming spaces and even communicating emotions…Creating lamps, certain objects or images, allows me to express myself, and that’s very necessary for me.
3. A book.
“Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Miller. Another that I never tire of reading is “Letters to a young poet” by Rainer María Rilke.
4. A restaurant.
Zizi Limona or my friend Orly’s house, both in Williamsburg, Barcelona.
5. A movie.
The truth is I prefer documentaries. I recommend “Samsara” by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.
6. Why did you choose these items and where would you wear them to?
A woman’s ankle is a part of the body I find very sensual, which is why I chose the skirt. Besides, dressed all in green makes me feel like a small fir in the city.
7. Your item for the winter.
The tree t-shirt, no doubt. I’m fascinated by the light it gives off and I love foggy sceneries. Oh, that reminds me of another book: Empty and Full by Fraçois Cheng.
See some of Claudia’s work in www.claudiagarciamaurino.com