Ramon Esteve is a Spanish architect and designer, born in Valencia in 1964. He is the art director of Vondom.
Who really are you?
"I’m someone who encourages everything related to beauty and intelligence."
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
"It’s the magical material. It’s a liquid material. It can be used for the most trivial objects, or by design can be changed into the most glorious objects. It’s possibilities are only limited by your imagination."
What is your favourite colour?
"I have an affinity to natural colours and tones. But I like all the colours depending on the context. I usually dress in black, everything in my home is white, but in my projects I can play with daring colours with no fear at all."
Which Vondom item from another designer would you put in your home?
"I couldn’t choose one piece, all VONDOM designs have great quality, but I must admit a weakness for the simple natural forms by Stefano Giovannoni."
What do you prefer, classic or science fiction movies?
"I like the cinema too much, it’s one of my passions and I find it impossible to choose one film. Today I would choose Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott as science-fiction and as vintage Manhattan, by Woody Allen, a great filmmaker, doing good comedy is only available to a few geniuses."
Do you have any fetish object?
"I'm not a collector, I enjoy a good object, but I don’t idealize it. Really I don’t keep anything in my house, it’s very empty of objects. My friends joke that I live in a Cistercian cell."
What was the last thing you bought?
"I love fashion. I bought shoes by Prada (another of my little weaknesses)."
Do you believe in perfection?
"Yes, I think perfection is in simple things."
Do you have any fixation or any quirky habit?
"Yes I suppose I have too many. With any other career it would be a serious problem, but in my case perhaps it helps when I am designing things. When you are creative no one puts limits but you have to put them yourself. In order to play you have to create the rules."
What do you do when you are not designing?
"I enjoy what I do everyday. I never stop thinking about my work and all that relates to it, it’s what keeps me alive. I have some hobbies that I try to do daily: Books, history, films, and as every person from the Mediterranean area I’m passionate about gastronomy."