If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
I'm always working. Like a lot of creative people I can't switch off. I can't disassociate work from pleasure. My job is my hobby.
I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.
My job as a designer is to look into the future. Not to use any frame of reference that exists
The fashion industry has an enormous amount to offer in what we do in industrial design because fashion is fast, fashion has its finger on the pulse. There are very few creative industries that work on that rhythm.
If I can feel freedom then I can create.
With the Solaris, however, I wanted to design a very simple, elegant dress watch
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
My life style in a sense is kind of private.
I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
I'm fascinated with materials, with processes, with technologies.
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
So if I design it and then go away, it's still living somewhere and it still exists by itself without me.
Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.
Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.
I was much more interested in making things than in designing them.
You know that's history, that's why some people say that my stuff is retro, but I don't agree.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
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