A selfie portrait by interior designer Alberto Dega for the cover of The Selfied

Alberto Dega, A Businessman from Padova Italy @albertodega // www.abhika.net

What was the situation in which this photo was taken?

I was at home. I took the picture after I shaved .

Could you tell us something about what you do?

I own an interior design company . So I furnish your houses… If you’re rich enough ahahah.

How did you first become interested in it?

It’s a family thing. My dad’s in the industry so I kinda grew up in the middle of beautiful things.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

The continuous change of fashion, of design. Being surrounded everytime by something different, new.

What are you working on at the moment?

We are in the middle of the Maison et Objet fair in Paris.

What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?

I have some valid people working with and for me, and they help me go through everything.

Could you describe your personal style?

I don’t have a style… I’m always basic, casual.

What is your present state of mind?

Think on your sins, time is a gentleman.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

New Wave.

Which artists or designers inspire you?

No one, I don’t follow anyone. If I like something it’s because it’s beautiful to me, regardless who made it… I would limit myself too much having a favourite artist/designer.

What is the purpose of art, in your view?

It let’s people express feelings, states of mind.

How do you spend your free time?

I’m not a very social person… I enjoy quiet dinners and movies, gym, my job.

Portrait of Alberto Dega with glasses and tattoo