Since 1999 Verdego Design has been a multidisciplinary studio of professional designers and creative artists. As a design firm, we strive to bring the lifestyle and DNA of brands to local neighborhoods.
We work with retail, commercial and residential clients who look to us to challenge and rethink the built environment. Our mission is to create authenticity through craftsmanship and sensibility customizing all possible materials to build personal stories.
Founder / designer / flea market scavenger / indigo dyer / traveler / supporter of all things local
Originally from Chile / Fluent in Spanish
Sarah Lawrence College / Bachelor of Arts
SCI-arc / Masters of Architecture
2015 Visual Merchandising Conference Speaker - Panama City, Panama
For the past 17 years I been working with clients to define and bring to life a unique sensibility across retail, commercial and residential spaces. After receiving my Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) 18 years ago, I soon realized that I didn’t want to do architecture in the traditional way. Before moving to Los Angeles, I studied photography and worked in the fashion industry in NYC and Barcelona. With this diverse background, I was determined to find a way that allowed me to merge my passion for fashion and architecture which brought me to design branded spaces.
I love to discover new and unique items and experiences. I travel often and am always wandering into stores – seeing what’s there, what’s new, and what’s different. Through this pattern of exploration and discovery, I experience not only the stores but become immersed in the lifestyle and culture of their community. This process of examination inspires me to create unique and authentic spaces that tell a story.
Junior Partner / Designer / Collector / Yerba mate addict
Angeleno native / Fluent in LA traffic
University of Oregon - B.S. Journalism & Communications + Minor Business / Florence University of the Arts - Fashion Marketing / Otis College of Art & Design - Interior Architecture
My background in branding and the arts brought me to the world of architecture with a perspective that every inch of a space must be purposeful and leave a lasting impression. Consumer research and museum curating have lead me to design spaces that put human need and practicality at the forefront of all design. My goal is to create aesthetically pleasing spaces that take people out of themselves and immersed them in the present.
Furniture designer / Steel fabricator
Matthew is a Venice, CA based maker who builds furniture and furnishings from metal, wood, leather and anything else he can get his hands on. After years of liberal arts studies and several posts teaching overseas, he started a career in fabrication. In 2010 he founded Deterfabrik, a boutique fabrication studio aimed at interior designers and discerning homeowners
Office mascot / Catahoula Leopard dog