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Meeting Nando Marmo

Idiosyncratic Interior Designer

Brazil-born Nando Marmo lives and works by the credo: ‘The past is perfect, the future is uncertain, the moment is now – you’ve got to grab it!’ The well-travelled interior designer boasts a diverse portfolio featuring everything from the homes of the rich and famous to chic restaurants and local eateries. Eschewing a signature style, Nando creates highly unique and individual designs which, instead, reflect the personality and aspirations of his clients.

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Nando Marmo - by CoolBrands People

Idiosyncratic Interior Designer – Nando Marmo

WARHOL WHO?

Tell us how a meeting with Warhol changed your life.

Back in the 1980s when I was visiting New York, some friends invited me to a party. It was there that I met Andy Warhol – without having a clue who he was! That might give you some idea of how isolated Brazil was at that time… I was introduced to the ‘crazy ones’ who encouraged me to do crazy stuff.

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I’m fascinated by recycling – Nando Marmo

RECYCLING + UPCYCLING

Explain your fascination with recycling. 
In my work, I make, create, re-create and re-use. I see value in the things that people throw away, give away or no longer have a use for. I particularly like going to flea markets and old houses whose contents are being sold off. I use a lot of vintage objects in my designs.

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