The artist’s eye
The artist’s eye
As Angel de la Rosa’s father was a shoemaker in Cuba, Angel learned at an early age that you can fix anything with your hands. Although he still knows how to repair shoes, he has been a sculptor and an art teacher for many years, and a skilled handyman as well. Angel puts his heart and soul in any DIY project that comes his way.
"In everything I do - for myself and for the people I work for - I use my imagination. Of course, I know what I'm doing technically. I have lots of DIY experience through the projects that I have been carrying out for many years and have learned a great deal from the people I worked with. But apart from that, I think it is important that you put your own identity into a project. Let’s take a cupboard as an example. Basically, it is nothing more than a few shelves and a door. But as I see it, working on this cupboard can only be fun when you can think about a way how to make it special or different."
Inventive and artistic
Angel is an all-round DIYer. He can fix anything. He does kitchen and bathroom projects, lays concrete floors, repairs roofs and makes all kind of utensils. "I got the hang of it and do all of this just because I can. What probably makes me different from other DIYers is that I always look at a project with an artistic eye, even in assignments for other people. The client comes up with an idea and I take over by creating the design, giving advice and then making everything myself. It feels great to create something unique every time. Whether it is a concrete floor with a coral stone pattern or a complete kitchen that is beautiful, practical - and preferably slightly different."
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