Architect and designer Ana Varela was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, where she graduated from the Superior School of Architecture with a bachelors degree in 2007. Since then she’s led an impressive professional and academic career, directing Spanish design magazine Pasajes Diseño and pursuing a masters in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL in Lausanne. Now she teaches at ECAL and maintains a professional practice as an interior and product designer in Lausanne.
Within a portfolio that’s full of beautifully considered projects we’d highlight her Landscape Box and workshops for ECAL as being well worth a look but it’s her patterned flooring designs that we were most keen on; a beautiful array of silk-screened wooden planks that tessellate into an infinite number of striking patterns. It’s simple stuff, but executed superbly – a trademark of most former ECAL students.