• Nov 07,2020
  • Team

Memorable Moments with Yohandel Ruiz, Founding Partner

How do you look back on the last four years, and how do you look forward to the next four?

Looking back at our last four years, I am so grateful for all that we have accomplished but what I am most grateful for is being able to establish a design firm with these three other gentlemen that have become my brothers. For me Studio DADO is family.  I am privileged to work with not only the best clients but the most talented design team I have ever met. The culture we have created at studio DADO from its inception is something I am most proud of. Our studio is a place where we all love to come to everyday, because we truly enjoy what we do and have a lot of fun realizing the dreams of our clients no matter how big or small they may be. The next four years at studio DADO will be the most exciting as many of the projects that we have been designing will come to fruition. I cannot wait for the day that our team sees these projects realized  and witness the delight and wonder in the faces of the guests that will enjoy, relax and celebrate life in these environments. In the end it is the desire to captivate guests that drive our passion for design.

Favorite Album?

Right now I am obsessed with Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia and Jesse Ware’s disco inspired album called What’s your pleasure. It’s been the best way to stay sane and hopeful during these trying times. Sometimes you just have to dance on your own and set your spirit free!

Most memorable design moment since DADO’s inception?

For me the most memorable moments happen on a daily basis in our studio when I get to participate in the design process with our talented team. There is still nothing more energizing than rolling up my sleeves and putting pencil to paper and working through the design ideation process with our team.  Their creativity, energy and drive is something that can only be described as magical.