“Four Design was and is about family, sharing wishes and dreams, about creativity, passion and empathy, principals which bind us and formed us as a team. Time has proved that, besides these, any project, personal or business alike, need a considerable amount of perseverance, humor and, of course, chance. Chance which, even if it comes in the most unexpected circumstances, comes together with challenges without which you cannot reach maturity – neither personal nor professional.
When we started FOUR Design Studio we did not start as a business but more as an experiment. We went along the lines of: why not try it? I saw in this as an opportunity to express myself freely, to create and to get involved in directions that are of passion to me, a chance that I did not have at the time I was working with other architecture offices. Then, as it always happens when you do things the right way, with honesty and a little bit of naivety, we started to grow, and opportunities arose to get involved in bigger projects which came together with the need of a bigger team. Therefore, I sought to find colleagues that are as passionate as I am of architecture, with which I can share a common language in design, in the hopes that I can offer them the freedom of expression that I did not have as an employee.
We do not have a magical story or recipe in which we grew. What we do have, instead, is the desire to always go further and to do things better, trying, at the same time, to enjoy working in a field that we love. It is not always easy and, sometimes, the unpredictable can destroy all your plans regardless of how well we were ready for them. But we learned that we need to see them as they are and, with perseverance, a little luck and surrounded by the right people, we can be victorious in any challenge.”