Juanny Barceló: building the future.
by Sara S.
Next, a member of Faberin tells us a little about him and his projects. This section allows us to know, first hand, designers and makers who are part of Faberin. Connect with them through their own vision about themselves and their trajectory.
Italian of Cuban origin Juanny Barceló Borges is the protagonist of this post. Juanny is a multidisciplinary designer who has worked in areas as diverse as Product Design, Graphic Design, Motion Design and even 3D Modeling. He now joins Faberin to go one step further and continue fulfilling his goal: “to help visionary companies build a meaningful future through the design process” in a global way .
He will then tell you a little bit about himself and his career. In addition, we will show you the products that Juanny has designed for Faberin. Do you know what is best? That are already available in Faberin and you can make them totally yours. Juanny has designed these products, thinking about you and letting you choose the last details of your piece. Juanny encourages you to customize his products!
Juanny Barceló Borges
How would you define yourself?
I am a Product and Graphic Designer who helps companies and individuals build a meaningful future through the design process.
How were your beginnings?
I studied graphic and product design at the Instituto Superior de Industrias Artísticas in Faenza, Italy, and as an Erasmus exchange at the Fachhochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany. I took the first steps by doing several’ internships’ in some Italian design companies, when I was still in design school.
What experience do you have in the world of design?
I have collaborated with interesting studios such as Roberto Semprini, Florian Gypser and GumDesign. Where I met some fantastic and talented people. In which I was able to expand my skills and work with international brands.
How would you define your designs?
My designs are products that reflect the client’s identity along with my point of view. The result communicates a story, an intuition, a message, which can be inspired by the material, technology, company, users and different other sources. Paying special attention to details, essentiality and elegance of form, along with a good dose of joy and emotion.
Trail': Lapdesk designed by Juanny Barceló Borges for Faberin.
Are you a lover of unique and exclusive design? Surprise yourself every week with the latest from Faberin!
Trails Lapdesk' by designer Juanny Barcelò, in oak colour, customised
Trails Lapdesk' by designer Juanny Barcelò, in walnut tree colour, customised
Trails Lapdesk' by designer Juanny Barcelò, in cherry colour, customised
What would you highlight about your design?
In my way of designing, I would like to highlight, for example, the initial part of the process that consists of knowing the individual and the company I work with, its history, its identity, I try to understand what problems it wants to solve, what are its challenges and objectives. First of all, I am interested in establishing a relationship based on trust and respect.
How would you define your style?
I would define my style as: Sculptural Graphic Synthesis.
What inspires you?
Everything is a source of inspiration, context and contextualization are very important, but above all with whom I work, their stories and their skills are a great source of inspiration because we are all unique and different.
Any reference designers?
In the design world there are several very talented characters, but now the ones I’m most interested in are Jayme Hayon, GumDesign and Nika Zupanc, because they express their particular point of view with their unique and iconic design, characterized by significant graphic details.
Juanny Barceló Borges
What has been the path to this point in your career?
The career as a designer is arduous because there are many talented competitors, but I love this work and I always do it with passion, enthusiasm and continuous curiosity. Challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone to improve and communicate better through the products.
What does design mean to you? What’s left for you to do in the design world?
Designing for me means awareness, being aware that I don’t work only for myself but to help a company or an individual build something meaningful, for them and for their buyers. Be aware that each sign on the sheet will be equivalent to investment costs, and so on… the list of consciousness is very long! That’s why I don’t have a favorite material, I’ve had several interesting experiences with wood, metals, cushioned sofas and marble. I still have a lot to do and I like to try different materials and technologies.
What is the job you are most proud of?
I am proud of all the products I have designed because, in any case, they all contain commitment, energy and passion! For me and for those who worked on it.
'Joe', a spaghetti meter designed by Juanny Barceló.
Spaghetti meter 'Joe' by designer Juanny Barcelò in different colours, available in Faberin
How was your experience at Faberin?
The design process began by trying to understand Faberin’s identity and what his objectives are, from there, to determine and identify the possible target and then contextualize a scene where to insert the future result. Having at that time an overview, I have done a thorough investigation into the variety of objects that can be inserted in a similar scenario. The buyer Faberin seeks an object with original narrative content to create a homely atmosphere that is welcoming and eclectic but reveals a bright and sophisticated personality.
I had the opportunity to work with maker Pablo Pastor, an interesting artisan who works with plywood wood. It is a material that is warm to the touch, characterized by a stratification that if used consciously gives the product a graphic decoration that is inherent to the material itself. This is where the products were born: Joe, Hexagons and Trail.
Recursive Hexagonals', table mat designed by Juanny Barcelò
Recursive Hexagonals', table mat designed by Juanny Barcelò in one of the colours available in Faberin
Words by Sara S.