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Interview with Boattiverga Studio

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

Interview with Boattiverga Studio at Monday 14th 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?
BS: We study architecture and we always loved art and design

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
BS: boattiverga studio was founded in 2010 by Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti after a collaboration with Marcio Kogan, a world-famous Brazilian architect. The hybridisation between restyled objects and new materials, the contamination of their traditional usage with a new, contemporary perspective, and clean, sharp shapes are the keystone of all boattiverga projects.

FS: What is "design" for you?
BS: Design is creativity, research and happiness but also practicality and functionality

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
BS: Everyday objects

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
BS: Mezzadro by Achille e Piergiacomo Castiglioni, inspirational leaders of the most authentic Italian design

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
BS: We never designed for a company

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
BS: Wood and glass

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
BS: In the summer time!

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
BS: Good proportions

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
BS: Happiness

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
BS: Good vibrations

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
BS: Aesthetics and functionality

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
BS: Recycling and reinterpretation are the key concepts that give birth to an exclusive design item

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
BS: Prostheses and Innesti presented at the London Design Festival 2012 at the Gallery Fumi in London and Porto Cervo. The next exhibition will be in autumn in New York.

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?
BS: We live in Italy and we are proud to be influenced by historical and modern beauty

FS: How do you work with companies?
BS: We never worked with companies, but we would like to star a collaboration.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
BS: Mezzadro by Achille e Giacomo Castiglioni, Plastic Chair by Charles and Ray Eames, Bowl Chair by Lina Bo Bardi, Falkland light by Bruno Munari, Tavolo con route by Gae Aulenti

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
BS: Tenacity and immagination

FS: What was your most important job experience?
BS: Our international experiences, in Brasil and Palestine.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
BS: We are two architects and we work together

FS: How can people contact you?
BS: web: www.boattiverga.com mail: info@boattiverga.com


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

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