What is your background in?
By far, my favorite toys growing up were Legos. I loved mixing different building sets and creating something that was my own. It wasn't a surprise to my family when I went on to study Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. After graduating, I worked for over 10 years on high-end custom homes all over Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as projects in Aspen, Montecito, and Beijing. Architecture is really an all-encompassing disciplinary that includes interior design and furniture design. It was a very natural progression that brought me to MDB.
What is your design style?
I appreciate all styles of design, but I gravitate toward the simplification of form and clean lines of modern design. I'm really drawn to the harmonious balance that is created by the juxtaposition between different materials and their intrinsic characteristics.
What inspires you?
I'm a very visual person. Beautiful things make me happy. It's really that simple. I'm inspired when objects or surroundings evoke an emotional response. Form, function, and emotional enrichment are key catalysts in my design process.
What do you like to do for fun?
My wife and I enjoy traveling whenever we have the opportunity to. When we are at home in Los Angeles, we'll hang out with friends and family, catch Laker games, try new restaurants, or just relax at home with our dog Gizmo.