A man that needs no introduction, Marcel Wanders was kind enough to take some time out off his very busy schedule and have a conversation with us. As we walked into Moooi's showroom in Via Tortona 37, it was clear that what we see in their products and communication is not just "Smoke".
His philosophy is based upon his love for classical forms. In his search for contemporary elegance, he aims to create a truly alternative urban style with interesting shapes, quality tailoring and experimental combinations of fabrics and textures.
What is beautiful today is ugly tomorrow and what was ugly yesterday is beautiful today. I would say that what interests me more is charm, an actuality which contains both beauty and ugliness. Charm opens pathways, etches journeys, creates myths, reveals, or if you like, has time on its side.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His award winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and ...
My first approach to design, or rather to architecture, was through painting. As a child I wanted to become a painter and it was my painting teacher who at some point suggested I should become an architect. Architecture, then, for me was something too abstract and difficult to comprehend.
Apart from being all I can really do for a living it means the creation of economy but what I love about design is that inside it's universe is the creation of 1000 amazing events, be it love, hate, hyporocy or pleasure... its a big world.
Design is about simplifying and embellishing the daily life tools. No matter who you are you will enjoy better done objects, more accurate and more appropriate to the use the object was created for.
Both Dimitris and Konstantinos Karampatakis completed their architectural studies at the Bartlett, UCL in London. After gaining valuable and varied work experience with Will Alsop at Alsop Architects, they returned to Athens and set up their own office, K-Studio.
In 1981, Tassos Zeppos and Eleni Georgiadis, founded the Architectural design office Zege Architects SA. The company specializes in the design of hotels, residences, offices, stores and -state of the art- exhibition spaces.