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Interview with Nicolò Caruso

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

Interview with Nicolò Caruso at Thursday 17th of April 2014
Nicolò Caruso
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?
NC: I have always wished to be a designer. I have studied product design oriented fashion at the Politecnico of Milan; after I attended a Master in lighting design in the same institute.

FS: What is "design" for you?
NC: Design is a field of knowledge that may improve the quality of human life and elevate the beauty of the places to a superior level.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
NC: lamps

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
NC: My favorite design is the Sushi armchair by Carlo Colombo for Zanotta.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
NC: when I smoke a cigarette.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
NC: exenthiality of the shape

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
NC: Expectations...

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

FS: What makes a design successful?
NC: Beauty

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
NC: Funtionality

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
NC: The means of communication has a great impact and responsibility on society. Industrialization without criteria has responsibility on environment. The designer can make a sense of change.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
NC: Freedom

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
NC: Nature of things

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?
NC: My design style is a marriage between essentiality and symbolism. For example, the shape of the circle is abundant in my job because it is simple and it expresses an energetic field.

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?
NC: I live in Italy, therefore the Italian cultural heritage has been very important in my formation. One should be able to create a good design anywhere.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
NC: I develop my design in my mind during some days, after I elaborate the project on my computer and I make some changes.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
NC: Nessino Artemide, Castore Artemide, Edge Artemide, Amami Danese, Cubo Danese.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
NC: I myself am a young designer.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
NC: The positive and negative aspect of being a designer is being an artist.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
NC: Essentiality

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
NC: logic

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
NC: A Mac, or two are better. Adobe master collection, 3d model softwares, pencil and paper.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
NC: Time is like a fluid flowing, you can only stay inside it.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
NC: I think that one cannot specify an exact time to design an object of design. It may take a few years as a few days, I reckon that experience has a key role.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
NC: I prefer to design lamps because light has a fundamental role in furnishing an environment.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
NC: Both

FS: How can people contact you?
NC: nicolocaruso@gmail.com


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

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