senior Interior Designer. business development manager.
Originally hailing from Spain, Ben holds the reins of all our big development projects around the globe including the US, UAE, India and Africa.
A self-confessed workaholic, he is voted most likely to retire in the FCI office, curled up on a Gamma & Dandy sofa with a cocktail in hand.
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Benjamin Ibanez, FCI Designer
Our Spanish import, Ben Ibanez, has been with FCI since 2015. He immediately started using his talent for interior design to bring in new business and develop global projects. He currently oversees all FCI’s high-end residential projects while expanding relationships with our trade clients.
Ben began his design career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Architecture at Universidad de Sevilla. He is fully proficient in AutoCAD and has worked with REVIT and 3D Studio Max.
Ben is a nomad at heart and thoroughly enjoys the travel opportunities that his job affords him. He spends much of his spare time travelling and loves the challenge of learning new languages – to date he speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French!
He is the warm-hearted, dedicated centre of the FCI London team and is adored by clients and teammates alike. A self-confessed workaholic, he devotes an enormous portion of this boundless energy to his work and can frequently be found late at night curled up on a luxurious Italian sofa in the showroom.
On minimalism and the Japandi trend
“In today’s high-impact, super-stressful environment, it’s all about paring back and creating something calm, mindful and serene.” – Ben Ibanez
On contemporary kitchens
“Choose only one item as your feature piece and work around it. This feature piece could be an oven, the island or the dining table. I would choose just one of them to be bold terms of colour and keep the rest of the space neutral.” – Ben Ibanez
On mid-century modern design
“When we talk about mid-century modern design, we’re trying to create the perfect balance between mid-century and modern elements. The aim is to create a space that is more focused on function than ornamentation but at the same time, everything works well together and never clashes.” – Ben Ibanez