Genuine & unique
“My design approach is to create experiences.”
At the heart of every good story is a tale that feels familiar, but told in a fresh and unique way. It’s like stepping into another life – a fantastical experience that still holds its roots in reality. This is Ximena Estadella’s approach to design. Step into one of the spaces she’s created, and you’re immediately transported into a place that turns the expected into something incredible. It’s ordinary life… but a little bit better.
Ximena Estadella is the creative mind behind Genuine & Unique. A native of Spain and a world citizen, her global outlook is at the heart of everything she creates. In her designs, Ximena’s diverse background and experiences fuse with inspiration drawn from the vibrant world around her.
You can step into one of her creations in Miami at places like Wynwood Diner, The Arketkt, No Na Me Bar, and soon, Fire House Market, opening in 2019.
Whether designing a commercial or residential space, Ximena’s distinctive style infuses everything she does. While always in tune to the materials that she begins with– from raw wood and steel to vintage pieces and upcycled materials – she takes physical objects and transforms them into something immaterial: an experience, an emotion, a transportive and narrative space.
“Everything should be made as simple as possible… but not simpler. Albert Einstein.”
“As my artist´s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.”
WE CREATE GENUINE AND UNIQUE SPACES
Ximena often looks to the past for inspiration, with her designs informed by 20th century architecture and painting, as well as movements like Art Deco and the Bauhaus. Simultaneously, she is aware that bringing the past into the present is also a way to safeguard the future. Her work is eco-friendly and she is continually conscious of the impact design can have upon the environment.
“Ximena is an explosion of imagination, ideas and spark! She always shows professionalism and designs with taking in consideration our vision.”
The Taco Stand
“She was incredible designing my home, my paradise. It only takes a word to spark in her mind an out of the box idea and be able to pull it off. She is like a design magician!”
“Ximena is free spirit, creative, positive and decisive. She is very easy to collaborate because she is very communicative.”