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Interview with Guido Formenti

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Guido Formenti (GF) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Guido Formenti by clicking here.

Interview with Guido Formenti at Wednesday 10th of August 2011
Guido Formenti
FS: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
GF: I have come slowly, creating simple objects, which gradually have been trasformed into scultures. The passion for this material has involved me since childhood, growing into the nature. Then the desire to have my own space and communicate through art has become increasingly intense.

FS: What is "design" for you?
GF: Everything and nothing! Design and create what I like, people will judge my art.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
GF: Sculptures and furniture.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
GF: Geometric figures, projects that rise into space, creating movement.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
GF: I have never created anything for a company.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
GF: Wood.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
GF: At any time during my everyday life.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
GF: During the "design" I think particulary of the beauty and singularity of the object and how to achieve the aim of putting together the beauty and functionality.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
GF: I relax myself.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
GF: Satisfaction and happiness.

FS: What makes a design successful?
GF: Winning a competition and make sales.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
GF: Beaty, utility, stability, size.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
GF: The responsibility of a designer for the society and the environment are the same as every person has.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
GF: It evolves very well because new ideas are considered. This leads to great future.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
GF: On 2010, in Piacenza. No more shows for the moment, because shows do not make me advantages.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
GF: Free time make growing my creativity.

FS: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
GF: Making new items, growing slowly in my art, no static but dynamic creations; no drawings, just a simple sketch.

FS: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
GF: On the mountains; no contaminations about my roots, just relax and energy from the nature.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
GF: No drawing process, just a simple sketch, easy and naturally.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
GF: I only use my art items

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
GF: Never give up and don't be in a hurry. The experience is made on the field and over the years.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
GF: Drawing and try one time again.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
GF: I don't know, I'm just an artist!!!

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
GF: Pen paper and plywood models.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
GF: Not for me.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
GF: It depends on the object.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
GF: I do not have regular customers. Sometimes they ask me to make an object to measure, at times like someone what I realized. But this is not live.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
GF: My plan for the future is simple: pursuing my passion with honesty and having an income.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
GF: Alone.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
GF: I've always work in progress.

FS: How can people contact you?
GF: www.oasidellarte.it

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
GF: During the execution of the works there are often problems for radical changes statics or even because the ideas are renewed at work.


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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