Dwell 24: Agustina Bottoni
Since starting her practice in 2016, she has produced a diverse body of work—from a series of mobile-like kinetic vases to a collection of sculptures that incorporate wind chimes. In an upcoming project, Bottoni is going back to her roots, combining fashion and designer in a collection of elegant geometric tapestries.
We asked the breakout designer about who inspires her, her most treasured possession, and what daily rituals get her in the zone. Read the answers below.
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Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current location: Milan, Italy
Something you always carry with you: Pen and lip balm.
First childhood memory related to design: The modernist homes I built for my pet rabbit Vincent and Michael the toad, using scraps of wood.
Daily ritual to get into a creative space: Turn on music, light up palo santo, and get a cup of coffee or tea.
Musical artist or album that inspires you: Mogwai.
Person you most admire: Anonymous people standing against injustice.
Talent you would most like to have: A good singing voice.
A word or phrase that is guiding you currently: It’s a quote by Brancusi: "Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things."
Your most treasured possession: A piece of pre-Columbian pottery.
Advice you would give yourself five years ago: Be loyal to your creative self.