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Interview with Margarita Bosnjak

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

Interview with Margarita Bosnjak at Monday 14th of April 2014
Margarita Bosnjak
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?
MB: I have always wanted to be designer/architect.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
MB: London-based Studio for Architecture and Design.

FS: What is "design" for you?
MB: Making people's lives better.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
MB: The one with a hidden surprise.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
MB: My Cube Side Table, it combines relevant aspects of both Interior and Furniture.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
MB: A restroom.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
MB: Paper and pencil.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
MB: At night.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
MB: Psychology.

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

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
MB: Fulfillment.

FS: What makes a design successful?
MB: Satisfied customer.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
MB: How it fits into the context.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
MB: Designers today hold a key to evolution of the humanity.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
MB: The future of Design looks very bright, everything is global now.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
MB: The last exhibition was in January in Herman Miller Showroom in London. The next one should be in Saatchi Gallery.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
MB: I response to current needs of people around me.

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?
MB: I look at the brief from different angles, respecting every detail as well as the whole context.

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?
MB: I live in London, but the Mediterranean influence is strongly embedded into my design, as I was born in Croatia.

FS: How do you work with companies?
MB: Easily.

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
MB: Don't select a designer, select a design.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
MB: It's completely random.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
MB: Panton chair, Juicy Salif by P. Stark, ...

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
MB: Busy, busy...

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
MB: Everything has already been invented. Be brave, but humble.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
MB: Designers are creative people and enjoy the process of making this world a nicer place. But if one is stuck in a non-creative environment, it can be suffocating and damaging for one's mind.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
MB: Look at the whole picture.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
MB: PR and Marketing Skills.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
MB: My toolbox is my head.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
MB: I am well organized.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
MB: Depends on the brief.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
MB: Why do you always wear black?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
MB: Working for free.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
MB: Ordinary people.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
MB: The one that makes a user think.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
MB: World peace

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
MB: Both, depending on the brief.

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

FS: How can people contact you?
MB: Email: studio.bosnjak@gmail.com

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MB: No


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

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