DESIGNHEADS: Sofia Elias
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DESIGNHEADS is an interview series profiling the next generation of designers, tastemakers, and creatives *shaking up* the design world.
Name: Sofia Elias
Location: Mexico City
Instagram: @sofiahellyes / @_blobb
Are you a designer? Why or why not?
Architect, artist, designer…
Potato? potato? How does that saying go? Lol.
One word to describe your take on design:
The last thing you made:
Pofi chairs: Chairs that hug you.
Photo: Carlos Morlan
The next thing you want to make:
Working on some handbags at the moment! Each will be different, since i don't really work with molds. The strap is made out of recycled plastic.
Very fun, very weird. Making the bag a bit uncomfortable so that the user can find its on way to wear it but also look sculptural in your arms when wearing.
A designed object you adore:
Enzo Mari waste bin.
A designed object you can’t stand the sight of:
ergonomic chairs lol
A moment of pure creative joy:
Playing with kids and listening to their ideas
When we say “designing the future,” what comes to mind?
Design where active participation is required, demanding a greater level of attention than that typical objects, leading users to greater self-awareness and consciousness of their presence so that you can create intimacy and unexpected tension between the object.
Your aesthetic embodied as a...
I’ve never been able to have a favorite color—when I was little I used to think that if I choose one color, the other ones would get mad … but i definitely have stages of color. I’m very green at the moment.
The ones that seem like wet paint, like it never dried. Something like frosting.
Your grail: if you could own one iconic design work, what would it be?
Pratone chair. That grass looks so fun I just want to throw myself in it!
What’s next for you?
Building a playground!! Very interactive and very exciting.
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