9. At what point in your professional career did you become interested in the world of furniture? How did the idea of creating the Agatha collection come about?
I’m the daughter of one of the most prominent architects in Spain and he had a furniture design company for a time. So I’ve always had an interest in this world, in the wonder of what it would be like to create furniture.
The designer’s father is José Manuel Ruiz de la Prada y Sanchiz, a visionary and leading figure in Madrid’s residential architecture scene. The Agatha collection by Vondom is formed of a flowerpot, chair and table. The ensemble and its colours are a reflection of the vitality, romanticism and fun that reflect the designer’s style.
10. At what point did colour become your expressive medium?
From the very beginning.
Agatha is also known as “the queen of colour”, for her use of colour as a language of creativity and happiness in everything she does.
11. What do you think about gender stereotypes in colours?
I think men need more colour, they’re happier. Colour is good for children, men, women, in short, for everyone.
Agatha highlights the universality of colour, a colour that doesn’t understand gender, race or beliefs. It’s simply an expressive medium, an emotion, a feeling. So why lock up something so powerful within four walls? Long live colour!
12. Do you believe design to be a social tool?
Yes, because it can make everyone happy.
13. What makes the language of hearts so special?
The heart is a magnet for people.