Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers- Form Follows Function

Valentina is Mexican and lives in London near her studio. She describes her work as furniture and products with narrative – objects with stories.

After graduating from industrial design in Mexico Valentina attended Saint Martin’s Art and Design and got an MA.
After setting up her own business it has steadily grown she now has work presence in America Europe and Australia.

The Cactus Chair.

Her inspiration and creativity comes from her roots- Mexico, the people, the places, tradition and current trends. She believes it is important to be in touch with your roots as a creative practitioner. How aware am I of my roots what can I draw on for my work?

Valentina gave some advice to the audience: don’t worry about the market or the user or the outcome, the main thing is just to design. Make and create. When you are happy making everything else follows. Just make sure to explore all resources, all ideas and possibilities, all materials. Just find a way to do what you want to do even if you have lots of limitations.

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