5 Questions with... Ricardo Nabholz, TPG Architecture

Where do designers find inspiration? We asked our experienced A&D members about their creative process, favorite designs, and more.

We chatted with Ricardo Nabholz, Creative Director at TPG Architecture, where he oversees the design projects of the New York City-based firm.

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Photo:   Flos

Photo: Flos

Favorite iconic original design?

I don’t have favorites, but I love Achille Castiglioni’s Tarraxacum 88 for FLOS and Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair.

What’s your design mantra?

Make no assumptions.

Best advice you’ve ever gotten?

Try it, you might like it.

Your place to get creative?

Anywhere really. If you are open to it you can find inspiration all around you.

Favorite new original design?

The Surface Table by Terence Woodgate and John Barnard for Established & Sons is a current obsession, as is the Equalizer series of lighting by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio with John Hogan’s glass.


TPG Architecture is a leading New York City-based design firm.