Lover of the sky and the stars, Ines dreamed of being an engineer for NASA as a child; Nowadays, although Ines does not work in outer space, she has graduated in engineering and today her profession leads her to work continuously with the space around her through decoration …
Inés Benavides is a woman who advocates courage, decision and trying new things and paths: «Dare, progress is only achieved in this way» as she likes to say, picking up a phrase from the French novelist Victor Hugo. She is convinced that to achieve what one wants, one not only needs to follow a methodology and a lot of effort, but it is also necessary to dare to dream and project how far one wants to go.
I am a training engineer (studied in Paris and Madrid), Inés tells us, at the beginning of my career I dedicated myself to strategy consulting. A profession that has allowed him to have an agenda full of trips, meetings and gatherings with people from different worlds and disciplines. Facts that have managed to keep stimulated his curiosity and interest in expanding his perspective and personal trajectory. Being a mother gave him the strength to change the course of his life: “The birth of my daughter made me realize that my profession and my new life as a mother were totally incompatible. I definitely withdrew from consulting, without thinking twice. ”
If you think about it, the changes are definitely new opportunities to be able to take back the reins of your life and, on many occasions, dare to follow the path that you are really passionate about. “I started designing furniture first, which was very successful among friends and family, for later, and thanks to“ word of mouth ”, get private clients and private companies. That’s how I started to dedicate myself to what I really love… ”
Since then, Inés has directed numerous interior design projects in Spain and abroad, specializing in urban residential projects, offices and commercial premises. In addition to specific decoration projects, Inés coordinates joint architecture, interior design and landscape projects that require a global vision of the project and management of the equipment. Skills he has acquired thanks to the numerous experiences he has lived: residing in seven different countries and speaking four languages has allowed him to develop and train in the great capitals of art: Paris, Rome, London or New York.
His most creative facet has allowed him to develop through the design of functional sculptures after having learned and harvested everything necessary. These pieces have been seen in international contemporary art fairs, art galleries, individual exhibitions or in public institutions.
Inés Benavides’ studio differs from other architecture and interior design studios, among other things, by including furniture and functional sculptures in its projects, designed specifically for each space. You could say that the exclusive style of the interior designer lies in the search for perfection and experimentation of techniques, creating objects in an artisanal way and tailored for people looking for original and unique pieces: “In my projects, what makes me the most is that I include custom designed furniture for each space. They are my designs, with a lot of personality and designed with very varied materials. Together with the works of art, it is what gives the project the most soul. ”
In retrospect, looking back, Ines does not conceive of her current life without decoration. She declares herself fortunate to have been guided by the opportunities that life has presented her. Covering all aspects of a decoration project, Inés is fortunate to be able to put his previous learning into practice in the various disciplines with which he works as well as to continue growing experimenting with creativity and innovation.
Having achieved a professional environment where mathematics is combined and mixed with color, the decorator has been able to create a unique and exclusive world that allows her to continue dreaming of NASA while still having her feet firmly on the ground, which After all, it’s the balance we all look for.