Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Irena Kilibarda (IK) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Irena Kilibarda by clicking here.
Interview with Irena Kilibarda at Friday 1st of May 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?
IK: From an early age I liked to draw. I studied architecture and wanted always to become an interior designer. Throughout the interior design projects I started working on different types of lighting design projects as well as furniture designs.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
IK: dsignedby is founded during the year of 2008 by Iva (visual communication professional) and Irena Kilibarda (architect). It is a small studio working internationally mainly in the fields of interior design, visual communication and product design.
FS: What is "design" for you?
IK: Design is making ideas come true- producing your imagination. It is a combination of different forms of art and engineering.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
IK: Usually when travelling by plane, or during the evenings when it is calm
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
IK: construction, functionality, sustainability and useability
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
IK: I am concentrated and I can work for hours, happiness
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
IK: I am always present during the whole process of production or manufacture; I like seeing the product or interior project grow
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
IK: possibility of manufacture/production, function, design lines, its' use
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
IK: My last exhibition was during Milano Fuorisalone, Superdesign Show in Superstudio group/ Tortona 27, Milano/ 14-19.04.2015 and the ''Simplicity of Black&White'' dsignedby exhibition at Stilwerk limited edition contemporary design gallery Hamburg/ 20.03-16.05.2015 Milano EXPO from 1st of May, taking part of pavillion Serbia, Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
IK: from my architectural and interior design work
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?
IK: I travel most of the time, but my base is still in Belgrade, Serbia where dsignedby studio is located-main office.
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
IK: 24h of work.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
IK: logical thinking and engineering, functionality
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