Paradise is out there | SPECHT STUDIO X PICTURE ROOM

7 Poetry and print combine wonderfully in Studio Specht‘s latest production, which she produced for Picture Room in NY. Paradise is out there – a series of 10 digital illustrations – was inspired by Philip Larkin’s striking poem High Windows. Where the poet moves fluidly between present and past, observation and reflection, the prints fluctuate between pictorial states, toying with the idea that the window is a reflective portal through which you can see one another in a different time or space. Fractured patterns, completing colours and swift gradients evoke an image of an intangible, fluid paradise, suggesting a restless yearning and desire for, as Larkin says:
the deep blue air, that shows

Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.

The prints and words are topped off with a playlist filled with elegant, inspiring tunes – including tracks by Schlomo, Nosaj Thing, Clams Casino, Plaid and many more –  matching the mood and taking this desire even further.

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Infinite Power | DAVID BRANDON GEETING

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David Brandon Geeting was born and raised in Bethlehem, Philadelphia, and is now living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
Infinite Power is published by Pau Wau Publications (Brooklyn, NY), an independent publishing house dedicated to the production of limited edition publications of contemporary photography & art.

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Paint Job | FAKEDCANDID

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FakedCandid is a Signapore-based studio run by visual artists XL and Donson – who both have amazing Instagram feeds, by the way. Their work is focussed on creative and art direction, while their art involves syncing these two modules.

Paint Job is a series of still-life images inspired by the cynical side of a painter’s job. The story is told in a surreal tone, trough the use of peculiar tools and the arrangement of objects, revealing a pinch of the painter’s existence. The bright colors express the depictions of the painter being suffocated, squashed, knocked down and wound – willingly or not.

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Let’s go fly a kite | EDDY’S FLYING CLUB

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As an industrial designer, Charlotte got involved in the kite making community and quickly became obsessed by it. It’s a humble discipline driven by passionate people that want to improve their skills and share them with others, a rare thought within the competitive design industry.

Eddy’s Flying Club proves kites can be used in an urban, busy and meteorologically challenged context. When it’s raining outside they will look beautiful on your walls. All kites are handmade in Brussels with carefully chosen lightweight, durable and aesthetically pleasing materials.

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Smaller Specs | MYKITA FIRST

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Mykita, the hip Berlin-based eyewear brand you might know from their collabs with Maison Margiela, just launched their newest range of glasses. This time, they’re looking at the smaller people among us.

Mykita First boasts more of the distinctive, modern MYKITA design aesthetic, but in smaller sizes. The seven unisex models are especially designed for kids, including four optical and three sunglass frames. Since kids are made to move, play and discover, all frames are made from light yet sturdy materials, and all frames are sealed with a rubber coating, makings sure they remain scratch-free. The perfect frames to keep your young ones safe yet stylish.

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Jasper Krabbé | 10 QUESTIONS

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Jasper Krabbé is a well-reputed Dutch painter, visual artist and photographer. His artworks often combine photography with multiple materials, from used envelopes and layers of paint to pages that have been torn out of a book.
Summer is Full of Hope hosts a collection of painted photographs, straight from Jasper’s personal archive. The pieces are heavily inspired by dreams, memories, the notion of transience and poetry. The incomplete, illogical way in which memories appear to us clearly rings through in the images he created.

Krabbé started as a street artist as part of the first collective in Amsterdam, United Street Artists. At the moment he has a column in Harper’s Bazaar, hosts television show ArtMen and often makes appearances in shows like De Wereld Draait Door. Art runs through his veins: his great-grandfather, grandfather and dad (famous actor and director Jeroen Krabbé) all were prolific painters, making Jasper the fourth painter in line.

Summer is Full of Hope opens on June 13th – this Saturday – at Graanmarkt 13, Antwerp and will be on show until Thursday 2nd of July.

1. How would you describe what you do?
I’d like to make paintings that look like they were found in a forgotten coach house, hidden between Moroccan tents, hatboxes, cabin trunks and vintage gowns that once were worn dancing the foxtrot, now half eaten away by moths.

2. At what time do you start your day and what’s the thing you do first?
I start at 6.00 and the first thing I do is write down my dreams. If I can’t remember it, I make one up.

3. What is the reason you started doing what you do? What makes you so passionate about it?
I started painting because it was pretty inevitable: there are four generations of artists or painters in my family. I am passionate about art. It is my salvation, my lifebuoy, my love.

4. What or who is your source of inspiration?
It’s a beautiful yet slightly haughty lady with small hairs in the nape of her neck, only to be seen in indirect sunlight, too subtle to draw. A lady who, despite repeated attempts, never writes back … Desirable but impossible in every respect.

5. Which is your all-time favourite design?
The butterfly chair. Not because it’s comfortable to sit in, but because it’s the most sensual, funky chair in the world.

6. Do you see yourself walking down this road forever, or do you have other creative calls? 
I might look into acting perhaps. And I’m writing too.

7. Which piece of work would you consider your very own masterpiece?
Collected Drawings nr. 02.

8. If you had a time machine, in what year would you be living?
Probably in 1902 in Vienna, that seems an interesting age.

9. Cookies and milk, or chips and soda?
Neither.

10. If you could give yourself one single piece of advice before you started this adventure, what would it be?
Forget about it.

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Show 15 | LA CAMBRE

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Last weekend, Brussels-based La Cambre kicked of the Fashion Academies graduation season. Being part of Europe’s top-notch fashion design schools, exceptions were high, as always, but they were definitely met. 

Scenography was designed by Simon Siegmann and was truly impeccable. A system of ropes split up the catwalk in two pieces. A pure but clever and dynamical solution to every fashion designer’s catwalk needs.

4TH YEAR SELECTION

Marine_Serre The collection of Marine Serre was inspired by Flemish Renaissance Masters. Think pleated textiles, voluminous shapes and elegant cuts.

Julian_Klausner Julian Klausner’s collection gave a contemporary and fashionable twist to the Belgian Tricolore, with some 70’s vibes and a hint of western. The funky shoes were a collision between traditional cowboy boots and sky-high pumps.

Mariam_Mazmishvili Complementary colours stand out in Marian Mazmishvili’s collection. She designed modular pieces that can be worn inside out too, in order to contribute to the identity of the owner. The embroidered tattoos on the knitwear make the looks stand out.

Anna_Tanaka Anna Tanaka’s silhouettes were clean with a certain edge, with clean and sharp cuts. Sober, neutral colour tones were combined with calming patterns. The giant pompoms on the shoes topped it off, while adding a playful element.


5TH YEAR SELCTION

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Urban Military inspiration forms the leitmotiv in the graduation collection of Naomi Courau. The collection mainly consists of camouflage prints, oversized nets and strong metal zippers. The cuts are oversized yet very feminine at the same time.

FabienVerriest Fabien Verriest showed colourful, fluorescent and geometrical inspired looks for the contemporary man. I must admit, those pink sandals made my heart skip a beat.

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Summer of Fashion | THE BELGIANS

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The expo, staged throughout BOZAR, digs into the history and DNA of Belgian fashion. Several themes are explored in this – very, very big – exhibition: the first fashion houses, the Antwerp Six, surrealism and avant-garde, international reach, our fashion schools, the fashion industry …
Over one hundred designers are represented, with installations, silhouettes and pictures from A.F. Vandevorst to Minju Kim and from Olivier Theyskens to Raf Simons.
Belgian fashion encompasses a lot more than the Antwerp Six. The diversity, craftsmanship and originality of what fashion means in this country is wonderfully exemplified in this magnificent expo. Definitely worth a stop this summer!

The expo opens today, June 5th and will run until September 13th.

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Trestle up your game | BORDBORD

Baroness O. Bordbord Trestles: an underestimated part of the wonderful world of furniture. Most of the time, they come in way to heavy or conservative versions, underlining the seriousness of their job holding up a whole table.
Camilla Ödmo, furniture designer and art director of Bordbord, took a different turn. She designed more elegant, playful trestles with a hint of rock & roll. The tables consist of light, floating surfaces supported by thin diagonal lines. The desktop and the stackable trestles come in different colors, and can be mixed and matched.

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Colliding Cultures | ARMA CUTIS

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, or armor of skin, is the label of Belgian graphic and fashion designer Alexandra Sebbag.
The AW15 collection, that includes pieces for both men and women, navigates trough a mysterious world of colliding cultures. Strong black and white graphical patterns translate worlds of turbulent vitality, in an intimate symbiosis of strength and sensuality.

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Alex Proba | 10 QUESTIONS

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Alex Proba – maybe you’ve heard of her Poster a Day series – is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator, currently based in New York. Colourful, geometric and playful are words that come to mind when looking at her work, including carpets, branding and logo’s  and free work (with a nice combo with Studio Specht as well!). 

1. How would you describe what you do?
I am a designer, illustrator and art director. I’m originally from Lüdenscheid, Germany. I went to the Akademie Mode und Design in Hamburg, Germany, where I studied Spatial and Graphic Design. I attended my graduate school at the Design Academy in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where I focused on Product and Furniture Design. In 2011 I moved to New York where I still work as an Art Director at Kickstarter, but I’m about to change jobs. At the end of the month I’m joining Mother as a Design Director. On night times and weekends, I run my own studio Studio Proba. Prior to my jump into the startup world, I gathered experience at architecture and product design studios in New York, Berlin and Eindhoven.

2. At what time do you start your day and what’s the thing you do first?
I am not a morning person but I am of trying to change that. My boyfriend is usually my alarm clock, which is very selfish, and he also prepares breakfast for the two of us. So all I have to do is crawl out of bed and have coffee, fruit and a bowl of yoghurt is waiting for me. I am a lucky one, so thank you Simon! Oh, and on weekends I usually start the day with working out.

3. What is the reason you started doing what you do? What makes you so passionate about it?
I studied as an exchange student in Ohio—I learned to appreciate art and craft more than other time in my life. I started drawing, painting and experimenting with materials and objects. I felt something special when creating. After I came back home to Germany, I didn’t stop creating.
My parents thought of my newfound creativity as a hobby but I didn’t. When it was time to decide on a career, I initially chose the expected route to become a doctor. That decision was quickly dismissed and I started to explore the world of Spatial and Graphic design as well as product and furniture. Now I feel incredibly fortunate to have chosen the path that’s right for me and that fulfills me each an every day. All I want to do is create and make things. I feel very lucky to be able to do that.

4. What or who is your source of inspiration?
Daily life. It’s the small things in life.

5. Which is your all time favorite design?
Ettore Sottsass’ Carlton room divider, 1981.

6. Do you think you’ll keep walking down this path in the future or do you have other
creative calls?
My dream is to continue doing what I do and continue to love it as much as I do now. I also have another little dream. I would love to own, live and work in a five-story building in New York or Berlin, where each floor represents a different craft—from architecture, to furniture, to graphic design, to pottery.

7. Which piece of work would you consider your very own masterpiece?
I’m most proud of my collaboration with Aelfie which has just launched in April at Cooper Hewitt in New York City. I started exploring ways to bring product design and tactility to my almost 2 year long “A Poster A Day” project. Rugs were a logical step to transform 2D posters into a 3D scape, where they can be hung on the wall but also used as a daily object on the floor. I stumbled upon Aelfie and Aelfie stumbled upon me by seeing works of each other exhibited in Brooklyn. In the Summer of 2014 we started talking about collaboration. Together, we brought international flavour paired with technical savviness to their design process. The rugs are inspired by Kurdish mixed technique weavings and mid century surface design. Aelfie x Studio Proba rugs are flat woven with hand knotted details. There are 5 unique designs, limited edition of 3 each.

8. If you had a time machine in what year would you be living?
New York City, 1960s

9. Cookies and milk or chips and soda?
CHIPS (and fries).

10. If you could give yourself one single piece of advice before you started this adventure, what would it be?
Never ever get comfortable.

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Wonderful Whites | IN-GRID

New_2372 Sleek, minimal, white shirts. That’s what in-grid is all about. Attention for detail, understated cool and a sculptural approach takes these basic pieces to another level.
Behind this new brand are two people – a graphic designer and a tailor – who have found each other on so many levels: in love, in aesthetics and in partnership. Their mutual love for design, art and principles made way for this idea; a business that is rooted in precision and a calm, minimalistic approach. What they wanted to design wasn’t clear from the start, but their obsession with detail, materials and modularity lead to their first sketches of white shirts.

The first drop of shirts will be up for sale very soon, and will be available at www.in-grid.co at the end of May. Plans for a second batch have already been made, so check out their instagram to stay up to date of new drops and releases.

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Visual Identity MOME | TAKACS & KOZMA

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Designer duo Dániel Kozma and Benedek Takács designed the visual identity of open day of the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (MOME) in Budapest, a special event that gives insight into the life and spirit of the university.
The identity for the open day is always created by current students, who can show a glimpse of the creative work happening at the school. The black and white typography and graphic devices create an effective look for the different buildings and locations of the university. Dániel Kozma and Benedek Takács created a unified look that communicates the information effectively and straightforward in print, website and video.

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Tea Ave Oolong I TATABI STUDIO

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Tea Ave Oolong is a Canadian company that sells Oolong teas and nice TeaWare. They wanted their brand to reflect values and passions such as transparency, authenticity, a top-notch experience and delicious taste.  Through the use of high-end products and the beautiful brand design created by Tatabi Studio this is exactly what they are achieving.

Tatabi Studio was responsible for packaging and brand art direction of Tea Ave Oolong. They designed the logo thinking of the famous Wuyi Mountains, where this traditional chinese Tea is produced.

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Tempo Polveroso | FREDERIK VERCRUYSSE

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The magnificent surroundings urged him to get out of the studio walls. During his artist-in-residency project in Tuscany, Frederik Vercruysse had planned to work on a still life series, but the scenes outside proved very interesting as well. The result of his Italian stay is Tempo Polveroso, now on view at Graanmarkt 13.

The marble quarries in the vicinity of Villa Lena are portrayed in a painterly, abstract way. Links with reality are hard to find, which turns this natural-yet-human scenery and into a minimal, poetic image.
The images portraying the area and details of Villa Lena bathe in the same sense of mystery. Mist and light cover the scenes, making way for interesting, powdery layers. These images have a way of showing the beauty in decay, creating striking images with a hint of melancholy.

Tempo Polveroso will run from today, April 24, until May 30 at Graanmartk 13 in Antwerp.

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5 Questions for Max Lamb | MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015

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One of the highlights of this year’s design week has to be Max Lamb‘s Excercises in Seating. For this expo, Max had a look at his archive, collecting a series of chairs he designed between 2006 and 2015 – the last one was only finished a few weeks ago. All chairs all presented in a circle, in chronological order. It’s up to the visitor to discover which one is the first and which one is the last. This is harder than it sounds: despite spanning a few years, the chairs fit together remarkably well.

Material is what’s most important for Max, more so than the eventual end product. As he says, his pieces are not really designed, but they’re made: “I don’t start from a previous sketch or plan, and I’m not dependent on a specific shape, medium or process. My focus lies on the method. Manipulating, transforming and adjusting material eventually leads to a piece of furniture, whether it’s functional or not.”

1. Who are you?
My name is Max Lamb, I’m 34 years old and I’m originally from Cornwall. I like making, nature, technologie, science and furniture. And all these things come together in my designs.

2. Why are you in Milan?
Milan is always in my schedule. It’s an important platform for me to present my works, since it’s such a democratic, global experience. Visitors from all over the world, from all classes and backgrounds come to Milaan during the design week, making it the perfect spot to meetothers. It’s the most universal spot to be present as a designer.
This year, I was asked bij 5vie to design an expo for this space, the Spazio Sanremo, and old garage. The objects that are displayed now, weren’t made for this expo in particular, that’s not how I work. These are all pieces I made the previous years, which are gathered now. I don’t make things for expo’s or shows, but for people. I want to reach out, speaking to them on an emotional level.

3. What is the most important thing you learned so far in your career?
Get your hands dirty. You have to feel the materials yourself, and you have to know how they work and how you can work with them. Don’t be afraid to try and experiment.

4. Why do you do what you do?
I never woke up with the sudden idea to become a designer, I believe it’s more a result of several elements.
I had a very creative childhood. My father was a survival instructor in the Air Force, so we had to move a lot. every two years I had to adapt to a new school, new friends, new city … This automatically makes you creative and inventive: I had to adapt and adjust, and had to make sure I could entertain myself on my own.
My dad was also a fairly strict man, he likes order. Become of this, I’m also very keen on order and structure, but I can also appreciate the beauty in chaos. 

5. Wat wil je zeker niet missen dit jaar?
I’ll probably be here, at my own exhibition, most of the time. And I absolutely don’t mind. I can find the work of others online, but meeting people and talking to them is only possible here. i could just stand here at the exact same spot for seven days, and still meet hundreds of interesting people.

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5 questions for Margriet Vollenberg| MILAAN DESIGN WEEK 2015

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A lot of interesting characters cross our paths during Milan Design Week 2015. We asked them 5 exactly the same questions.
In order to sport the next big thing among designer, Ventura Lambrate is where you should go.
We had the honor of talking to Margriet Vollenberg, founder and curator of Ventura Lambrate. 

1. Who are you?
I am the founder of Organisation in Design, the company behind Ventura. We organize various projects in different cities, by which we want to show the latest developments in contemporary design. Here in Milan we take over an entire neighborhood. Young designers, design schools and collectives are presenting their work throughout a wide array of buildings in the Lambrate area.

2. Why are you in Milan?
As curator of Ventura Lambrate, I have to make sure everything runs smoothly. Most preparations have been done in advance: out of all entries in the open calls, I picked the strongest projects. This year we had about 500 entries which lead to 176 diverse, good exhibitors.

3.What is the most important thing you learned so far in your career?
Follow your gut feeling. I have lived and worked in Milan, and I visited the fair very often. About seven years ago I felt that something had to change. So many people from all over the world come to the city especially for this exhibition, but it lacked innovation. It could be different, more exciting and more innovative, and I wanted to take care of that. This seems impossible for a small studio, especially if that studio is also based in the Netherlands. But my feelings were so strong, I just had to change something. Now I’m really glad I tried it. It turned out fine, and there’s a lot of positive feedback. Designers and visitors are happy that Ventura is here now.

4. Why do you do what you do?
I thought it was really necessary to create a platform where young talent has a place, but where more established brands could also present themselves in a more creative way. It was still very normal to present everything on white pedestals in front of white walls, but this could and had to change. I wanted an environment where the designer and his story could be addressed. The design and production process become part of the exhibition, and there is the possibility of interaction and encounter.

5. What is the one thing you don’t want to miss this year?
I’ve heard that the collaboration between Paola Navone and Linteloo is very nice. Ted Noten has a smaller project where I would loved to walk around. And I would also like to go to the Palazzo Clerici, there is always a lot to see over there.

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5 questions for Mae Engelgeer | MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015

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A lot of interesting characters cross our paths during Milan Design Week 2015. We asked them 5 exactly the same questions.
We met Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer at Ventura Lambrate.

1. Who are you?
I work as a textile designer and have my own studio in Amsterdam for 3 years already now. I studied fashion design, afterwards I worked for a fashion label and I completed a Master of Applied Arts, always with a specialization in textile design.

2. Why are you in Milan?
This is the third time I presented my designs in Milan, but it’s the first time I’m doing this on my own. Previous years my designs were part of a group exhibition. This year however – with tea towels, blankets, carpets and ceramics – I had enough products to fill an entire room.

3.What is the most important thing you learned so far in your career?
I’ve noticed that it’s very important to work according to your own intuition. Your gut feeling is often decisive, so I try to stay very close to that.
And don’t be afraid to actually start an do stuff. If something doesn’t work out, you can always try something else.
Being flexible can also help you trough less productive periods. An idea can have multiple outcomes, all of which can lead to something great. A plan B often turns out to be better than the original idea.

4. Why do you do what you do?
During my stduies at the fashion academy, I noticed that the fabrics were most important to me. Once I designed and developed the fabric, I still had to figure out a form, but that actually felt unnatural. I felt relieved when I was able to let go of that aspect and focus completely on textile.
Gradually, I grew back into product design, not only fabric prints or patterns. But the structure and composition of the material remains the most important to me.

5. What is the one thing you don’t want to miss this year?
I always pass by Rossana Orlandi, but I also like to pay the fellow Dutch designers a visit here in Ventura. A couple of friends of mine also have a booth here, like rENs. It is very interesting to see how they grow and develop as a studio.

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5 questions for COS | MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015

A lot of interesting characters cross our paths during Milan Design Week 2015. We asked them 5 exactly the same questions. Today we stopped by COS x Snarkitecture and had a talk with salesman Luca.

After collaborations with The Serpentine Gallery and nendo, COS picked the American studio Snarkitecture to create an installation. Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen were inspired by the spring/summer collection in which light, transparent materials are a focal point.
When walking through the doors of Spazio Erbe, you end up in a clean and crisp white space, completely covered with long strips of white fabric that are hanging down from the ceiling.

1. Who are you?
I am Luca, a Fashion Design student at the Politecnico of Milan. I also work as a salesman at COS, here in the store on Corso Venezia.

2. Why are you in Milan?
Well, I live in Milan but I’ll stay here for a reason during the Design Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover a lot of new designers and see many different disciplines.

3. What is the most important thing that you gave learned so far?
I’m still at the beginning of my career, so I’m still learning every day. At the moment, things are going well. Through my job at COS I see that I can still grow, both as a person and as a designer. It gives me an idea about how the whole fashion business works.

4. Why do you do what you do?
That’s a difficult question, because I don’t have clear-cut answer. I was always very inspired by the aesthetics and approach from certain brands, including COS: it’s about fashion, but also about more than that. It’s also art and design.

5. What do you certainly not want to miss this year?
The Design Week just started so I haven’t really found the time to research what else there is to see. There are so many events, so I think I’m just going to walk around the city and see what crosses my path. And of course I will also have to help out at the COS installation.

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5 questions for Philippe Malouin | MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015

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A lot of interesting characters cross our paths during Milan Design Week 2015. We asked them 5 exactly the same questions.
Today we met Philippe Malouin, the designer behind this year’s installation for Caesarstone.

1. Who are you?
My name is Philippe Malouin, I run a design studio in Hackney, East London together with Eva Feldkamp. We started about four years ago. The range of my designs is very broad: from furniture and installations to interior design or videography. So we come across many different disciplines.

2. What brings you to Milan?
Caesarstone asked me to design an installation with their materials, which is marble and other natural stones. I was inspired by the relationship between greenery and natural. They occur together in nature and are reunited again here. 20 Planters is a collection of containers in various types of stone.This collection also fits well with our design philosophy: we want to make things, not just design them. In the room next door are the Swings, a set of eight swings in which you can rock trough a baroque, antique mirror hall.

3. What is the most important thing you learned so far in your career?
Always make a one to one scale model! A computer can always make mistakes.
Ask the opinion of others, especially of people whose judgment you actually fear.
It is also very important to try your best and go one step further.
I
 teach at the Royal College of Art in London, and I always tell my students that they should be an all-round designer, especially in these times. It is much harder now than ten or twenty years ago. Designing something beautiful is not good enough, you must be able to take a good picture, think about branding, do your pr, design a functional website …

4. Why do you do what you do?
I grew up in Canada, in a fairly remote village near Quebec. Because it was so far away from everything, I often kept myself busy in the workshop in our basement. While playing I created my first designs. In high school I studied arts & science. In the period between the secondary and the university I decided to become a designer. It’s a real passion for me. I don’t do this because it happens to be fun or cool, but because I can’t do something else.

5. What is the one thing you don’t want to miss this year?
Sleep!

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