The interview started in the car
of Nini Andrade Silva, while we are going to one of its sites. Yes I’m in Funchal! If the famous interior designer from Madeira works with her team on several projects around the world in the same time, this one is pretty special for her.
It will be the Nini Andrade Silva Design Center, a stunning space in a heritage building, a “fortalezza” of the Funchal harbour, dedicated to her work and life (pictures above: first picture of the building facade).
– Here you will have the story of my life. There will be a shop, restaurant and my studio / atelier / office where people could dinner. The chef will do cooking classes. There will be many different things. A place where people study design too. The official opening is in October.
Being an Artist and a Designer
In this part of the interview, Nini Andrade Silva explains her vocation as an interior designer, vision of hotels, the “diva way” and her charitable commitment, “to give back“. On the pictures below, some of the hotels she did the interior design.
– No. We are really wellknown for hotels. We do private houses too, but it’s private and we can’t talk about it. Only people who know we do it, call us.
What do you prefer?
– I really like to do hotels. You know when you do hotels, you do everything: shops, restaurants … An hotel is a city!
– We have lots of things in Colombia, Portugal, Singapore and Asia. We are doing hotels in Malaysia, Cambodia, Lisbon, Algarve and Azores. And we’ve just opened one in Porto.
Traveler Interior Designer
Here Nini Andrade Silva speaks about her strong connection to Madeira, her inspiration and way to work abroad or not. Pictures below: the ocean and harbour from the points of view of the Nini Andrade Silva Design Center.
Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés. The two videos and some of the pictures were shot with my smartphone Acer.
Many thanks to Nini Andrade Silva and her team. And special thanks to Marta : ))