Known for their mysterious objects, exemplars of vibrant design of the 21st century. The futuristic shapes are reminiscent of technologies applied to high speed, the imaginary of HARRY & CAMILA drawing on aeronautical performances, with fantasies of aircraft wings, space travel. Their resulting design approach concentrates on experimentation with materials and typologies. HARRY is from the Netherlands, class 1966, industrial designer with a degree from the Design Academy. In 2002 HARRY & CAMILA moved to Barcelona but continue to spend time in their adopted home working with a number of design manufactures. A good mix between the Dutch free spirit and Latin They work across a wide range of disciplines signing for clients worldwide.
Who really are you?
_Harry: I was born in Breda in the Netherlands in 1966. I graduated as an industrial designer from the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
_Camilla: I’m of Chilean nationality, born in Cuba in 1971 and I grew up in Mexico. I graduated with a degree in fashion design from the Instituto Marangoni in Milan.
_We met each other while we were studying for our master’s in The Domus Academy in Milan in 1994
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
_ Everything is possible….stretchy…flowing…..elastic…..transforming
What is your favourite colour?
_Yves Klein Blue.
Which Vondom item from another designer would you put in your home?
_Ora Ito’s stuff.
What do you prefer, classic or science fiction movies?
_A Space Odyssey
Do you have any fetish object?
What was the last thing you bought?
_A ski jacket from Columbia.
Do you believe in perfection?
_It should be there or within our reach……that is our goal…..and I hope that sometimes we will reach it……but until then we will always see something that can be improved…….probably it will always be like that as things are time related.
Do you have any fixation or quirky habit?
_We’re control freaks.
What do you do when you are not designing?
_ Right now ski-ing…. Yeeeeah!