Behind the Scenes at Faber : Meet Monica
At Faber, we’re pretty good at sharing the amazing work we do through our Portfolio and Before and After pages. But we thought it was high time we allowed you a peek at our inner workings; a closer look at the team responsible for making the magic happen; who they are, what they do – plus 10 quickfire questions to see what really makes them tick.
This is Monica, a member of our talented interior design team. Originally from Zaragoza in Spain, she has a background in art, having studied Art History at the University of Zaragoza and completed an MA in Museums Studies and Art Galleries at the University of Leicester. “I think growing up in a country with such a rich heritage as Spain made me absolutely passionate about art and design from a very early age,” she says. It was during a lecture by the British designer Tom Duncan at Leicester Uni that Monica was inspired to enrol on an Interior Design degree at De Montfort. “In that moment, I found the passion I was missing in my career,” she says. When she’s not working, you’ll most likely find Monica “travelling the world seeking beautiful experiences.”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Dreamer. Hard-working. Stendhal syndrome.
What is your greatest achievement?
Finding a way to stop hating Mondays. If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again (W. Churchill).
What made you want to become an interior designer?
I have always been fascinated by the psychology of design; how the configuration of a space affects people’s emotions. I believe that as creative designers we have the challenge of designing not just beautiful and functional spaces, but also emotional experiences that trigger people’s imagination and foster their wellbeing.
What is your favourite Faber project?
I would say Nocturnal Animals because of how the space is designed to play with people’s perceptions and imagination.
What is your feel-good song?
The Next Time Around by Little Joy, or any French song. I think the French accent is therapeutic!
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Any place in Italy where I could get lost with a Spritz in my hands, a good book and the sun hitting my face.
How would you describe your perfect weekend?
Definitely spent at home, having talked for hours with my friends (with a glass of Rioja of course!) after a proper Spanish meal – especially if it’s cooked by my grandma.
What are you most afraid of?
Unfulfilled potential and people without dreams.
People spending their time complaining about the same stuff for decades, rather than spending their time working on the solution.
What three items could you not live without?
The Mediterranean sun, my unicorn gown, and Ferrero Rocher.