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Interview with Bernhard Burkard

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

Interview with Bernhard Burkard at Wednesday 6th of February 2013
Bernhard Burkard
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?
BB: We both have a background in product development in technical and aesthetically way. We did a study in industrial design and worked in related fields before.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
BB: The Swiss design studio BERNHARD | BURKARD GmbH was established in 2010 by Fabian Bernhard and Thomas Burkard. Our focus lies on both innovative and creative solutions that are at the same time highly esthetic and an appropriate resource management.

FS: What is "design" for you?
BB: We have a deep love for innovative and clever solutions and products.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
BB: We are up for any product to do development. One of the great things in designing is to absolutely focus on different products.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
BB: Any.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
BB: Could be anytime.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
BB: Function and good proportions

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
BB: basically it is work. passionate work.

FS: What makes a design successful?
BB: cleverness and esthetically quality

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
BB: Our inspiration often comes from daily life. Face the world with open eyes. Lots of smart solutions already exist – they just need to be transferred into a new context.

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?
BB: Clever, smart, solution oriented , clean, minimalistic, simple

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?
BB: We both live in Switzerland. But we travel a lot and love to see any aspect of the world.

FS: How do you work with companies?
BB: we try to work hand in hand with companies, engineering, marketing and design.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
BB: We normally work with rough sketches for concepts and then using 3D modeling. To verify proportion we regularly build a model.

FS: How can people contact you?
BB: please get in touch by email


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

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