With more than 30 years of experience and more than 100 projects, Sandra Tarruella and Ricard Trenchs lead their interior design studio Tarruella Trenchs Studio in Barcelona. Sandra began her career with the Mordisco restaurant of the Grupo Tragaluz in 1983. Ricard graduated at the Architecture University of Barcelona in 2002, and began his career as an interior designer in New York.
During more than 10 years working together, they created an extensive career in the field of restoration and haute cuisine, having made some works of great international impact as El Celler de Can Roca for the Roca brothers, La Guingueta Bravo 24 by Carles Abellán or Can Jubany by Nando Jubany. As well as in hotel, retail, ephemeral and office projects, they have managed to create their own stamp.
They are characterized by respecting the authenticity of the spaces, they always manage to make the most of it while maintaining their soul. Their work is transparent and their goal is to return back to the roots, to a product with no artifices, that is why they always lean towards noble materials, in addition to natural woods. Each of their projects are adapted to the environment, they are luminous, welcoming and coherent with the character of the person who enjoys them.
These are some examples of their most recent works, and an exclusive interview for Les Créations de la Maison where we will know his most intimate facet.
LCM—How do they call you those who really love you?
ST—Mamuxi, cariño, Sandri, Sandrita, jefa, Gustis… I am lucky, I feel very dear.
RT—Ricard, just Ricard.
LCM—What is your favorite app?
LCM—If you were not a decorator, would you be…?
ST—I am an interior designer, but I would be an architect, landscaper, window dresser or set designer.
RT—I am an Architect, and I would dedicate myself to it.
LCM—Who do you miss most when you’re on a project outside?
ST—I try not to leave that much, it’s too overwhelming for me.
LCM—Tell me about a hidden paradise
ST—It’s inside of me, when I am in peace and with my family and friends.
RT—A small beach in the remote isle of Patmos, in Greece.
LCM—An advice to those starting as decorators
ST—To absorb, learn, listen and be honest.
RT—Do not take anything for granted.
LCM—I have to paint my new apartment; what color would you advise me?
ST—We would have to see where it is emplaced, how it looks like, what kind of light it has, talk to you and get to know your taste and your way of life.
RT—How are you? How is your home?
LCM—Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m in your city, where do I go to have dinner?
ST—How many are you? Let’s arrange something at home.
RT—To Caña de Azúcar, a delicious Venezuelan gastronomic restaurant that my partner told me.
LCM—What “quote” or “motto” defines how you live life?
ST—I am between Hakuna Matata and God sees.
RT—I plan the near future to give energy to my present.
LCM—Your favorite corner at home is?
ST—Everyone, one at its time.
RT—The living room, is where I feel more at peace.
LCM—Surprise us with something about your personality
ST—I am intolerant of hypocrisy.
RT—I make lots of jokes.
LCM—Do you have a pet? How is it called?
ST—Yes, a dog, Ron. He is so loving…
RT—No, but I will in a near future.
LCM—What is the song that always makes you dance?
ST—I am not into dancing.
RT—Any Funk song from the 70s.
LCM—Tell me a deco trend that is coming and we do not know yet
ST—To recover and recognize good design and sensitivity, things well done with sustainable and respectful projects. That’s true luxury for me. Hope it becomes a trend.
RT—Precisely that, all styles are coming and mixing without any criteria and without understanding why, is a bit overwhelming.
ST—I move things until I find the most balanced composition.
RT—Planning and organizing everything.