Hello, my name is Pablo Mena, I’m 25 years old, I was born in Marbella but currently living in Melbourne, my passion for the sea is just as broad as the one I have got for big eclectic cities. I have lived in London (UK) and San Francisco (California),dedicating most of my time absorbing the architecture and design of both of them. I studied and became an Interior Designer in Madrid (Spain) but my main based city during last years was Marbella (Spain) where I was working in an Interior Design Studio called KÖK Studio with a focus in luxury kitchens and bathrooms.
I am a hardworking-proactive person who loves design, architecture, traveling, culture and never stops learning. I’ve aways have a predilection with the Graphic Design so that’s why I’m currently studying a Graphic Design Diploma at Martin College, Melbourne, Australia.
KÖK Studio, Marbella (Spain)
(Jul 2015 – Jun 2017)
I had the opportunity to work in many projects in this company. I’ve always drive the clients from the beginning to the end providing them with advice on kitchen & bathroom design, preparing documentation, including drafting of plans and finally manage the installation of the project. I have also design kitchens, bathrooms and laundries for a luxury complex of villas and apartments.
As this studio was located in a luxury part of Europe, the clients I almost have wanted exclusive and uniques designs so I don’t have problems designing high quality level interiors, kitchens or bathrooms.
Carlos García González Arquitectura, Madrid (Spain)
(Feb – Jul 2014 / Jan – Jul 2015)
During those periods I was studying and working. We were a group of students working together so I had to develop some skills like leadership and teamwork. My first experience was participating in a contest where I had to design a new concept for the Adolfo Suárez – Barajas airport information points where we were finalists.
I also participated in another contest where we had to design a place to chat, with a small restaurant and a small place to represent theatre connected to the main one, called Valle-Inclán Theater in Madrid (Spain). Basically to make this place more enjoyable adding value to the urban surroundings.
ESNE ENSEMBLE, Madrid (Spain)
(Sep – Dec 2014)
My first experience as an Interior Designer was designing some interiors of restaurants for a Spanish TV program called “Pesadilla en la Cocina” (Kitchen Nightmare in US) where my teacher was the lead designer.
I developed some of my skills such as team working and also sustainable designs.We also design and build the main stand of my university for a several academic events in Madrid where I developed my skills in ephemeral design.