Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Georgi Draganov (GD) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Georgi Draganov by clicking here.
Interview with Georgi Draganov at Saturday 19th of April 2014
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?
GD: My father is an architect. Since I was small child, I was fascinated by his projects and designs. So I'm also became an architect, to make things better in the world
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
GD: GD ArchiDesign, founded in 2013 from Georgi Draganov, is a small German studio specializing in the architecture,design and urban development.Our aim is to be sketched unusual and creative things to stand thus in balance between functionality and form
FS: What is "design" for you?
GD: Design has what surround us all. If the subject matter with different material properties. The perfect design we find in nature.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
GD: As an architect, I like to design buildings, because the very complex and a relatively long life-span. But I like to make other things like furniture, yachts and interiors that are having other ways to exercise my creativity.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
GD: My favorite material is wood, because comes from nature and has very good properties and can be processed very well
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
GD: I feel most creative when I listen to my favorite music
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
GD: The most important aspects during product development, functionality and feasibility
FS: What makes a design successful?
GD: A design makes successful if the form awakened certain feelings. But the form must be in a symbiosis with functionality and feasibility
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
GD: The tasks of a designer is to create objects and design that make people's lives easier and more enjoyable
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
GD: The designer will be in the future even more free because the implementation of any form yet simple, is through the use of 3d printer
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
GD: My sources of inspiration are the natural forms, geometric principles in nature and music
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?
GD: My design style is futuristic, organic, striking and peculiar
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?
GD: I was born in Bulgaria. When I was 19 years old, I came to Germany. Both countries are very similar and same time very different, even though both countries are in Europe. Everything that surrounded us practical square buildings and objects that must not be.My design is a contrast to the gray objects surrounding us. I am on the opinion that we must make as architects and designers organic forms, we need to back in nature, so we must resemble their shape and imitate
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
GD: I always start with research. Then I'll begin with a lot of sketches. Thus I develop my concept. Then I work in 3d software and at the same time with sketches
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
GD: Positive at the Designer is that we make the world differently . The negative is that we are always busy with our creations.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
GD: My "golden rule" in design is always looking for perfection in every detail
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
GD: The most important skills of a designer are interdisciplinary knowledge, commitment and passion for learning and technology, research and good analytical skills
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
GD: My tools are pen, paper and 3d software. My source of inspiration are normal as different pictures on the internet
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
GD: This is very different and is of object type pending. It may take from a few days to years
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
GD: How do you come up with these design ?
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
GD: I like when my work is restricted as little as possible of different factors.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
GD: I currently have several ideas for furniture, buildings and yachts. I want to implement these ideas. In this way I hope to have more jobs.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
GD: I prefer to work alone. But when large projects are, I like to work in team
FS: How can people contact you?
GD: The people can contact me on the Internet page www.gd-archidesign.com
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