A chat with CARA \ DAVIDE
Who is CARA \ DAVIDE ?
CARA \ DAVIDE is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Milan, founded by Cara Judd and Davide Gramatica.
What does inspire you?
A lot of different things, even walking about the city is a fascinating source of inspiration. A recurring theme in our work is experimenting with materials, processes and expressive forms, which is often also the starting point of a project.
Cara you are originally from South Africa, Davide from Italy. What are the strengths of your different cultures?
The strength is the cultural difference itself and less about a specific strength related to our individual cultures. Having different backgrounds allows us to appreciate different perspectives, it challenges us to go beyond our personal comfort zones and we're keen to make that visible in our work.
Beside design, what is your greatest passion?
Drawing for Davide and photography for Cara.
You design a stool and a bookcase. Your favourite book?
Davide is a serial collector of books!
D: This is the most difficult question and I don't have a single answer so I'll give you three titles; Space Program by Tom Sachs, Polina by Bastien Vives, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings; a masterpiece that goes far beyond the fantasy genre