A LOOK INTO MOZAIKO'S COLORFUL DESIGNS AND PHILOSOPHY (COPY)
How did you get the idea to start Mozaiko?
I come from a family where art and interior design is very much appreciated. Since I was little, I was impressed on how completely different people could connect through art, so I became a graphic designer.
A few years later, when I was creating a branding concept for Chin Chin Restaurant in Panama I came up with the idea of dressing the table differently, always feeling the urge to express stylish, unique brand concepts through design pieces. Then subsequently two years after testing designs here and there, I teamed up with my brother and sister to bring Mozaiko to life.
What is your favorite part about being in business with your siblings? Do you have any advice you can share with other family-owned businesses?
Family owned businesses is always a challenge, but it has many advantages. My favorite part is that we have each other back when taking important decisions and brainstorming is at it's best because we take on account all our best practices since we all are professionals with different areas of expertise.
Our golden rule is to separate business from personal matters always! Have fun while spending time together outside of the work atmosphere, rather than focusing on business matters.
How does your Latin American background inspire your design?
I was born and raised in Venezuela, it’s natural wonders, warm people and colorful landscapes are constantly influencing my work in many ways.
What do you love about being a designer/artist? Where do you look to for ideas?
I love how you can connect with people through design by creating unique pieces that evoke strong emotions.
Most of my inspiration comes from everyday experiences, nature’s wonders, architecture, and museum walks.
What are some of your favorite pieces?
Every piece is unique, each and everyone one of them has a creative story behind, but The Moon On Cancer Charger Pattern is very dear to my heart. As a fellow cancer woman, it reflected a period in my life when I was going through a lot of transforming, just like a crabs do.
What is your design process? How do you come up with your patterns?
Mozaiko design process begins with one or more ideas inspired by everyday experiences that catch my eye. I’m very visual, so I start putting together phrases and images related to it into different mood boards.
With a concept in mind magic happens! My creative voice begins to take form through colors and sketches. Coping also for a few days with the not so fun internal critic, I put them to test, through open discussions with our inner circle of tastemakers that help us visualize their outlook in real life since our primary focus has always been connecting to people through design.
I can say now that our design process is as thrilling as roller coaster rides.
What impact do you want to make through your work?
At Mozaiko, we aim to infuse design to tell people’s stories, reflecting their style, taste, and energy. Every piece we create is designed to inspire.
What is your philosophy on design and life?
Be grateful, be present, do good, explore, connect and create to transform lives.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
Discovering new materials and design processes. Creating new patterns while playing with shapes and color.
How would you describe your design style?
Multicolored modern-eclectic: Our culturally-inspired design pieces add a pop of color to any space through unique whimsical patterns.