#stayhome with Quincoces-Dragò

'Less time online and gazing at a screen, more time simply looking through the window, or into a book'

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30/03/2020 - Another episode in our series about the thoughts and reflections of designers during the lockdown. In these uncertain times of global emergency, to #stayathome is the imperative necessity. Can creativity turn “suspended time” into opportunity and help us to look ahead and imagine a future beyond the coronavirus crisis?
After Elisa Ossino, Maddalena Casadei, Francesco Meda, Serena Confalonieri, Agustina Bottoni and Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, we asked David Lopez Quincoces + Fanny Bauer Grung to tell us about dreams, projects and how they manage the domestic balancing act.
How is the current situation affecting your life and work?
The biggest change is certainly that we are now 24 hours with our 10 month old daughter. It’s a great gift, but also a great challenge as far as work is concerned.
How did you organize your workspace?
We had just moved into our new home and each of us has his desk: David in the study that is overlooking the hall, and my table is positioned perpendicular to his. There is plenty of space for both of us, not too far away nor too close.
Could this “suspended time” be transformed into opportunity for planners and designers? And if so how?
Definitely. The construction sites are closed, so the time we usually spend there we can dedicate to something else. For example, doing research and reading books, just like we use to do a long time ago - and it's fantastic.
Are there new projects born from this particular situation?
Yes, indeed. More intimate and particular projects, daydreams and more.
How do you spend your spare time?
Spring cleaning! Spending time with our little girl, who is the priority.
Do you have any suggestions for your colleagues and others?
We believe that at the moment everyone is doing what is most appropriate in the household. This return to the basics can be an inspiring experience. Less time online and gazing at a screen, more time simply looking through the window, or into a book.
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