Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ayhan Guneri (AG) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ayhan Guneri by clicking here.
Interview with Ayhan Guneri at Monday 16th of March 2015
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?
AG: It appeared naturally. I did not force myself for it. I found myself in a design. The truth is that the design comes naturally to me.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
AG: Established in 2005 Ayhan Güneri Mimarlık Hizmetleri, has produced more than 150 designs of spaces and designing new ones for the leading companies in many sectors in a short time.
FS: What is "design" for you?
AG: All of patients that meets the needs, can be design. It can be sometimes service design and sometimes interior design.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
AG: We like to design general living areas, excited to discover users common expectations.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
AG: The most favorite design is to be the latest design. The correct design is not search for old design.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
AG: Set up an Office in England.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
AG: Changes according to the place and structure, sometimes natural material, sometimes technological material.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
AG: To create first design.
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
AG: This is a feeling that can not be expressed it happens.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
AG: Where is the mistake? What happen next ?
FS: What makes a design successful?
AG: To serve fort he purpose, and be admirable visually
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
AG: Thought missing points.
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
AG: Design to contribute culture of design.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
AG: Anthropology, Technology
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
AG: What has been done until now ? What are the missing points? What should be the solution, What can I add with my viewpoint.
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?
AG: People’s expectations is my inspriation.
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?
AG: I am living in İstanbul that has legacy of a culture which based on thousands of years. Old and new, incorrect and correct are interbedded. İstanbul is an cosmapolitan city. Ideal for design.
FS: How do you work with companies?
AG: As architectural solution partners.
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
AG: Sector, company, brand, product, group of the target audience, the economy and the world market should be known by designer and the designer should produce successful designs with this logic. I would suggest the companies should contact with designers like this.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
AG: The process of working that extending need to procurement.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
AG: Local artist oil paintings, Corbusier Lc 1 seat, Philippe Starck dr No Seat-Table, Alessi household appliances and etc.
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
AG: Everyday; experiencing in differences. I wake up at 6, 7 in general. I have no working hours. I think architecture is that life style business. I am committed to social and cultural activities.
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
AG: Search, visit, read, design new whithout fear.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
AG: Always nested with the best, sometimes it is exciting and sometimes concern.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
AG: Search, Analysis, Design, Identify deficiencies, Refresh
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
AG: To be a good observer.
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
AG: Latest Software, Highly Configurable accessories, Interneti Books, Knowledge base before everything.
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
AG: My job is my lifestyle. How much time I need to design, it can have time.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
AG: Space design usually start and finish between 3 and 6 months.
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
AG: What is Design ?
FS: What was your most important job experience?
AG: Metal furniture workshop which i establish at my school term (1989). Valuable for me cause of being space to make real Project.
FS: Who are some of your clients?
AG: AXA-DISNEY-DOCKERS-US POLO- local industrialists, local service sectors
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
AG: Retail. Comes at the beginning of multi-user spaces.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
AG: To improve the design discipline, be a firm that capable of multi-national design.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
AG: There was a design philosophy, with this philosophy make design sometimes myself sometimes with team .
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
AG: New showroom, A jewel retail, otel Project animation etc..
FS: How can people contact you?
AG: Through internet, web site, phone, cooparate which we member, web sites which we member.
FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AG: Thank you for your interest.
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