Photographer by Orlando Gutierrez
Zooco Estudio is an architectural firm founded in 2008 in Madrid by the architects Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito and Sixto Martín Martínez. They have won different prizes and contests, among that stand out are the Cultural Civic Center of Soto de la Marina (Cantabria, 2009) and the Center for the Performing Arts in Verín (Galicia, 2011). They combine large-scale works with the creation and renovation of spaces in retail and residential sectors.
Q. Why did you get into Interior Design?
A. A client ordered us to do a project of a restaurant.
Q. How did you start up your career?
A. With a lot of effort
Q. Where does your inspiration come from?
A. From architecture
Q. Can you tell us about a significant accomplishment or project that you regard as notable?
A. The Center of Arts of Verin, which i sour biggest chagenlle, because of its scale and its difficulty.
Q. Where would you like to see your company in 5 years from now?
A. Working as today but with projects of more scale.
Q. What project(s) are you working on at the moment?
A. Canary Islands Hotel, La Maruca Restaurant, a shop in Madrid and a house in Torrelodones (Madrid)
Q. How do you think an Interior Designer should dress?
A. However we want
Q. If you could design anything, what would it be?
A. A museum
Q. What type of restaurant would you choose to go to for dinner?
A. I like every type
Q. Can you give us a statement about Design
A. Timeless design
Q. If you could describe your designs related to food, what would it be and why?
Q. Who is your favourite Designer and why?
A. I do not have one favourite
Q. In which country would you like to have your project in?
Q. What element of a design is the most important thing to you?
A. Functionality and aesthetic
Q. What is your favourite cocktail?
A. Gin and tonic