Eric La Gasca, GASCAdISeñOs.
Can you give us a brief description of your company ?
I'm it. But in Puerto Vallarta I am fortunate to be supported by a colorful crew of incredible craftsmen, artists, artisans, furniture makers, and intrepid men and women of style.
What inspired you to be an interior designer?
I grew up semi surrounded by design. My great uncle was an architect and he designed the home I grew up in, a suburban mash of Richard Neutra and Filipiniana. My interior designer aunt filled it with Eames and Mies reproductions and finished it off with oil paintings of outrigger canoes. Not sure the irony was intentional. But my mom was always stylish and she was a great influence.
If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
Reading glasses and a tablet permanently logged on to Pinterest and 1stdibs.
To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life within the design world has taken?
I would say I was pretty passive aggressive with the whole thing. I didn't go to interior design school because at a young age I looked at it as a vocational education. But then I spent 5 years working in fashion right out of pre-med(!) and 2 years in art school studying history and fabric design. I didn't get into the interior and furniture design business until my forties. I always felt that I could have started earlier had I embraced it from the get go.
What would be your dream interior project?
A hotel with a huge budget.
What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
No two of my projects look the same.
If you could go back in time and speak to your adolescent self, what advice would you give them about the design world?
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