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.
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.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS
What draws clients to you?
Usually, word of mouth. And often clients come to me when all else has failed. They’ve tried something with another designer and aren’t happy with the results.
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.
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.
Nando Marmo and his work featured in ArteFacto
Nando Marmo featured in Pequenos Luxos
Nando Marmo and his work featured in the magazine Expressao da Arte.