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perspectives 5 questions for

bella gomez
Photo courtesy of BELLA GOMEZ

Surface and Pattern Designer
Lewes, England

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How did you get into design?

Moving to London at age 18 was the beginning of a long love
affair with the most diverse and inspiring cities. I was spoiled
with art, museums, dance, music, and people to connect with.
Working freelance as a dancer brought me lots of artistic
freedom, travel, and the opportunity to work with creative and
passionate people. I wasn't keen to surrender that, so I did what
I knew how to-make things and sell them. I made handbags,
worked for Monsoon designing children's accessories, and then
for a luxury womenswear brand designing their prints.

You're known for your evocative print work. Where
did you learn to embrace color?

I grew up absorbing Britain's rich heritage of textile design while
racing around art exhibitions and being immensely attracted
to the exuberant use of color and shapes by Matisse, Sonia
Delaunay, Bridget Riley, and my all-time hero, Josef Frank. I'm
constantly drawn by the impact prints and patterns can have in
a space or on a product. They can inspire, have a narrative, or let
your mind wander.

How would you describe your design process?

I get very excited by color and my emotional response to it.
When designing artwork, I often opt for balance rather than
something erratic. I enjoy the flow negative space as a pattern
can bring, creating a rhythm-a journey.

Tell us about the mural you created for the Studio
Collective-designed Hotel Figueroa in Downtown
Los Angeles.

[It] was a fantastic opportunity to think big. The client's direction
was to wrap the 12-story façade in a lush tropical garden. I was
inspired to juxtapose the hotel's downtown location with a
spacious vibrant floral, creating a calming tropical reverie.

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Where do you find inspiration?

I have always loved nature and the ability to use it to
explore color and form. Ideas can come quite randomly: a saved
postcard from an exhibition tucked in a book, '40s decorative
textiles, a striking color combination on packaging. However, I
find it crucial to step away from work and dive into the ocean or
immerse myself in my family.


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Hospitality Design - August 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - August 2018

Hospitality Design - August 2018
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
Sketchbook
Installations: Salone
Spec Sheet
HD Expo Recap
Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Profile: Bobby Berk
Profile: Brady Legler
Profile: Lara Bohinc
Profile: Margo Selby
Profile: Masquespacio
Profile: Matthew McCormick
Emerging Designers
Women in Design
Trends: Blush
Trends: Dark Green
Trends: Vivid Patterns
Upholstered Furniture
Carpet
Textiles
Surfaces
Window Coverings
Projects
Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Statement Makers: Akira Back
Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Ad Index
Back Space: Tom Dixon
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Intro
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Hospitality Design - August 2018
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Contents
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 13
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Installations: Salone
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Spec Sheet
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - HD Expo Recap
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 44
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 47
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 49
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 50
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Bobby Berk
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 52
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 53
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 54
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Brady Legler
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 56
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Lara Bohinc
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 58
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Margo Selby
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 60
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Masquespacio
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 62
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Matthew McCormick
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 64
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Emerging Designers
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 69
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 70
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Women in Design
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Blush
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Dark Green
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Vivid Patterns
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 90
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Upholstered Furniture
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 94
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Carpet
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 98
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Textiles
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 101
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 102
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 107
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 108
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Window Coverings
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 110
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Projects
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 113
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 115
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 117
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 119
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Akira Back
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 121
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 124
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 125
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Ad Index
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Back Space: Tom Dixon
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