Xavier Pastor is a standout example when it comes to interior design in Alicante and has worked all over Spain. He has been collaborating with VAPF on different projects for over 10 years, customising properties and turning spaces into tailor-made homes for each client.
You have been designing spaces since 1994, what inspired you to start the company?
From a young age I had a connection to the building industry as my father had a glassware shop, we used to help him after school, and that brought me closer to the world of interior design.
In 1985, I moved to Valencia to study. I spent my first year studying in Barreira Art Academy to then move on to and finish my studies in the Genaro Lahuerta School of Arts and Crafts.
From 1989 to 1992, I started my first architecture and design company together with three partners, then in 1994 I moved to Dénia and started my own project.
What is designing a space according to Xavier Pastor?
Creating a style and finding what’s essential for conveying something is necessary, but there is something more, which is our real objective: we have to provoke feelings.
I like to visit venues which have a prominent design, and I love seeing projects by our team which still create a reaction 20 years later.
What is the most ambitious project you have taken on?
Because of the amount of work and the time dedicated to it, Suitopía Hotel in Calpe. This was a project we worked on for two years, designing every room in the building.
How did you get to know and start working with Grupo VAPF?
Grupo VAPF is a standout company in the area, and although I had heard of them, we didn’t get the chance to work together until a client and friend recommended us to each other.
How many years have you been working with Grupo VAPF for? Which was the first house you designed for them?
We have been collaborating on different real estate projects, as well as the redesign of their central offices, for over 10 years.
Our first collaboration was on the Magnolias sector in Cumbre del Sol. This was a project to design single-family homes for the end client with many variables, which made it a highly appealing challenge.
We have a special bond with all the projects we work on, but Ocean Suites Altea was a project that, as far as I’m concerned, gave us optimum results on both a design and functional level, with a contemporary and distinguished style.
What is your inspiration when you design houses for Grupo VAPF – the location, the views, the sea, the surrounding nature, the owners…?
Inspiration is part of the creative process, in which the client’s preferences; the natural surroundings and the sea views; and the materials we work with, play a key role.
We are very proud to personalise projects for Grupo VAPF according to the tastes of each client. In this way, we are able to make sure that the final result is a true custom-made home.
This great variation in our interior design projects can be seen through the homes we have collaborated on and is something which sets us apart as an interior design team.
When you design a house for Grupo VAPF, do you design both the interior and exterior spaces?
We mainly work on interior spaces, although on some projects we also collaborate on developing the outdoor space.
If Grupo VAPF’s clients request a personalised design, can you do it?
Personalising designs is what we do, this is our end goal.
Have your designs changed over the years from the first houses to the most recent? In what way?
Without doubt, time and experience have given us a different approach which helps us to vary our design, this is evolution and it’s essential.
However, what hasn’t changed is the way we work and the way we treat our clients, which for us have been fundamental from the very beginning.
What is your next project with Grupo VAPF?
We are currently working on the new design for Blue Infinity, a project which once again we are reinventing and working on with great enthusiasm.
What do you like most about working with Grupo VAPF?
Grupo VAPF is a very important client for us and together we have developed the design of properties over the last 10 years, managing to create spaces which make us stand out. However, without doubt, what I value most is the friendly manner of the team, something which has made us feel like part of the company.