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20 Questions with David Jané, General Manager of Milan Iluminación

We sat down with David Jané, General Manager of Milan Iluminación, and asked 20 rapid-fire questions about his ideal day off, driving too fast, his favourite movie of all time, and everything in between.

What’s the more valuable lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?
The design of the product makes a big difference. If the product is well designed, reception will no doubt be positive. But if it's not designed well, it doesn't matter how much you invest in marketing...you will never get a good result.

What’s your least favourite design trend of all time?
Minimalism!

What is your family nickname?
I've never actually had one!

What’s your ideal day off?
A good restaurant on a sunny day at the seaside…

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What place would you love to visit?
Czechia, Hungary

What is the best gift you have ever received?
My children.

What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?
Driving too fast!!

What is the most impressive dish you cook?
I don’t cook, except for fried eggs! So I think that would have to be it.

What is one piece of advice you would go back and tell your 15-year-old self?
All the inconveniences in your life will drive you and you must be open to changes.

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What’s the last book you read?
Like Dust in the Wind by Leonardo Padura. Tremendous!

What is one scar you have and how did you get it?
On one leg, thanks to a motorcycle handlebar.

What’s your favourite colour?
Red

What is your favourite movie of all time?
Once Upon a Time in America, Sergio Leone

What is your favourite city in the world?
Barcelona, of course!

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What is your favourite room in your house?
My living room

What is the best pair of shoes you have owned?
A pair I have from a Spanish brand called “Carmina Shoemaker” - highly recommend!

If you had to choose...fruits or vegetables?
Fruit

If you had to choose...window seat or aisle seat?
Always aisle seat

If you had to choose...night out or night in?
A night out!!

If you had to choose...sweet or salty breakfast?
Really salty breakfast.

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