Interior Designer , Mexico.
Strawberry or chocolate: Strawberry
Book or movie: Book
Print or digital: Print
Yoga or spinning: Spinning
Artist: Gabriel Orozco
Place for brunch: Delirio
Guilty pleasure: Carrot cake from Delirio
Last song you heard on your iPod: This is, Kings of convenience
Quote: “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you”. (Grace Coddington)
Within our very exclusive list of Mexican talent we can find Margaret Bissu as one of our favorites. She is one of the most reknown interior designers in the country, founder of her own firm which carries her same name. Her successful projects always lead to satisfied clients. She has been published by print magazines such as Architectural Digest Mexico as well as other digital media, and El Palacio de Hierro website.
Her hobbies include walking outdoors and exploring new places. She likes to get out of the city and interact with nature. We believe it is these scenery changes that inspire her passion and projects. When we asked her about her creative process, she said that it depends on many external and internal factors, such as the client and its context but “I see each one of my projects like a blank canvas that needs to be given form though distribution, volume, light, and shadow to every element”, she said.
Her dream was to create her own firm with a very real cause. “I wanted to put together a team who is passionate for design, not only to satisfy a client but rather to understand that design can help in many ways. It is a tool that if used with the right focus it can benefit a person’s life”, Bissu confessed.
Her favorite icons include Karl Lagerfeld, Iris Apfel, and photographer David Yarrow. She loves Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, and Art Basel in Miami. When we talked about how Mexico is contributing to the global art scene she said that “Mexico’s strength lies within its diversity; such diversity creates opportunity and platforms. We have reached a stage (as Mexicans and as designers) at which we should rescue, embrace, and enhance every aspects of our culture”, she added.