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Clean Lines by Charlie Ferrer
Charlie Ferrer creates interiors defined by timelessness and comfort, derived from classical and modern inspirations. His design philosophy values richness, selectivity and restraint expressed through clean lines, supple textures and judicious use of color. Charlie regards excellence of craftsmanship and precision detailing as integral aspects of design.
Who/what has inspired the most your work and style?
I am inspired by designers who solve problems holistically, mastering the understanding that all aspects and layers of a project work together to achieve an atmosphere, a feeling that is embodied by the final product. The country villas of Palladio were an early inspiration. Later, the bold details of Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi.
What is the one design/decor you cannot imagine your clients (or yourself) livingwithout?
Great lighting – fixtures that are functional yet imaginative in their forms and inspiring intheir materials.
What is your idea of the ‘ultimate luxury”?
Unimpeded mobility – the ability to go, at anytime, to where I want, with those I love.
Good design is enduring design – elegant with a clear point of view, inseparable from the quality of its execution. Design divorced from craftsmanship is little more than an idea.