L’Éléphant’s Eye for Design – Álvaro Roquette
Discover the choises of design pieces and works of architecture from each member of the L’Éléphant team.
Álvaro Roquette Home dresser, Antiquarian & Partner
I am not very fond of design, I like antique forms with a soul and I get irritated by things done in series with the function of improving people’s lives! I like things that are not practical, that take work, that interact with us in a home or a space. I don’t like design because, in a way, it trivialized taste … If I really had to choose a design object, I would choose Artemide’s Tolomeo, for its versatility, or Philippe Starck’s orange squeezer, for doing the reverse of what is design, that is, it is not practical!