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Interview with Juergen Josef Goetzmann

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

Interview with Juergen Josef Goetzmann at Monday 11th of March 2013
Juergen Josef Goetzmann
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?
JG: I studied archtitecture and worked for an interior designer. After receiving my diploma I founded "Creativbuero" and worked as an architect, interior designer and furniture designer.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
JG: The realized projects include different boutiques, practices, medical laboratories, residential buildings, office buildings and exhibitions, exhibtion stands etc.

FS: What is "design" for you?
JG: Design is progress

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
JG: Furniture and accessory with function

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
JG: The design and function of the Renault Espace

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
JG: Multifunctional cupboard

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
JG: All kind of materials including recyclable materials

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
JG: All the time

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
JG: Reduce to a minimum

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
JG: An inner sense of satisfaction

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
JG: Hopeful and waiting for confirmation

FS: What makes a design successful?
JG: Design has to combine practicality, refinement and elgance

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
JG: Optical appearence and function

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
JG: To be economical

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
JG: To develop new solutions with less material and sustainability

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
JG: The problems of the daily life

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?
JG: I respect the taste and needs of my client and give him a vision

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?
JG: Living in Germany with its huge and always present cultural heritage, influences my design. Especially the Bauhaus and Art Deco. Forthermore the asian design and culture.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
JG: vacuum cleaner, ballpoint, espresso machine, sofa, computer mouse

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
JG: Be yourself and never give up

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
JG: It is possible to influence the environment directly - The constant urge to design and change

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
JG: Less is more

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
JG: To visualize ideas - spartial imagination - technical knowledge

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
JG: Pencil, transparent paper, pencil tablet-PC, PC with three screens

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
JG: It depends on the object - some objects are always in prgress

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
JG: How do you get your ideas ?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
JG: Every client is completely different

FS: Who are some of your clients?
JG: Companies and private persons

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
JG: Modelling - everybody understands the object

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
JG: Top secret

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
JG: I prefer working by myself

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
JG: No

FS: How can people contact you?
JG: I call back


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

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