The Design Questionnaire with Nayra Iglesias of In Out Studio


In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative design mind of Nayra Iglesias, director of the Madrid and Canary Islands-based architecture and interior design firm, In Out Studio. Experts in luxury retail, hospitality, hotel, and leisure projects!

Nayra Iglesias, founder & director of In Out Studio
Nayra Iglesias, creative director of In Out Studio
(Photo by Gonzalo Botet)

Read on to learn more about Nayra Iglesias and be inspired by a selection of gorgeous projects by In Out Studio!

Inside In Out Studio with Nayra Iglesias

“Passionate projects for passionate people”

The word passion perfectly defines Nayra Iglesias and her firm In Out Studio. An architect and interior designer by trade, Nayra is an expert in the design and management of luxury retail and hospitality projects on an international scale.

In Out Studio is more than an architecture firm, they are designers of experiences. They create spaces that transmit emotion and help define the unique personality of their clients’ businesses.

Violet Bliss hotel concept, 2019 winner of Marbella Design’s “Most Creative Space” award
(Photo by Gonzalo Botet)

Since 2008, Nayra has run In Out Studio offices in Madrid and the Canary Islands. Formed by a combination of talents from the architecture, interior design, and graphic design fields, Nayra and her team offer comprehensive design services. Together they work on a common goal, the search for creative solutions that make each project a unique and timeless experience.

Over the past 15 years, In Out Studio has successfully carried out more than 200 projects around the world working for brands such as Camper, Manolo Blahnik, Swatch Group, Suárez Joyeros, among others.

Private dining room at Kai La Caleta designed by In Out Studio Nayra Iglesias
Private dining room at Kai La Caleta, awarded “Best Project 2019” by Archilover

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Nayra Iglesias in her Kai La Caleta restaurant design project
Nayra Iglesias in her Kai La Caleta project

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

To be able to design with ocean views in my wonderful Canary Islands.

What is your greatest extravagance?

To use blue marble ” Lapiz Lazuli” from Afganistán in my last restaurant design Kai La Caleta

Kai La Caleta project featuring blue marble "Lapiz Lazuli" from Afghanistan
Kai La Caleta project featuring blue marble “Lapiz Lazuli” from Afghanistan

nahema chair by koket - brass hands

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being able to sign more than 200 projects around the world

OMEGA Boutique - Gatwick Airport, Switzerland
HOUR PASSION – Gatwick Airport, London

What profession does your alter ego have?

I would be a musical comedy artist. Since very little I´ve been dancing and acting so it´s the other natural side of my personality.

The project you will never forget.

Manolo Blahnik boutique, a living legend, a master of shoes maker, an artist…also from Canary Islands

Manolo Blahnik Barcelona retail boutique designed by in out studio nayra iglesias
Manolo Blahnik Barcelona

Your favorite business tool or resource.

To be at my studio in a relaxed and very concentrated atmosphere drawing the ideas of my next project without the interference of the digital world.

The most timeless design.

The furniture of Isamu Noguchi

Vitra Freeform sofa by Isamu Noguchi
Vitra Freeform Sofa by Isamu Noguchi

The biggest design faux pas.

Not having the lighting into consideration. Lighting is everything

Your motto.

Do it with passion or not at all

Love happens when…

I see my clients happy with my designs.

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Words by Anna Beck Bimba