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Interview with Kinga German

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

Interview with Kinga German at Friday 20th of May 2016
Kinga German
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?
KG: I am art historian, not a designer or an artist.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
KG: I do not have a company, i am working at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as associate professor.

FS: What is "design" for you?
KG: Design is desire, art of innovation, is problem solving.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
KG: I like to work on the intersection of art and design.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
KG: Francis Kéré: Gando Primary School is my favorite.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
KG: Workshops, lectures.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
KG: When I am working with students.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
KG: desire

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

FS: What makes a design successful?
KG: The people, the user.

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

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
KG: a lot (for example: Papanek, Kéré)

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
KG: For example Designcommunication (by Attila Cosovan)

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
KG: 2015 in Venice, Art Biennal.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
KG: from the real life. My sources are contemporary music and literature too.

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?
KG: I am living in Budapest. Budapest is a great place with so many "faces"!

FS: How do you work with companies?
KG: They were sponsors of our ideas.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
KG: Nosiboo; DSI Salt Inhaler / Co&Co); CROMA bench system; Migration House/Hello Wood; The Noise of Licking/Nadja Andrasev

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
KG: Yes, but not here.:)

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
KG: + is to be envolved - is to think, that your products are based on needs

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
KG: love

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
KG: sincerity

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
KG: Very well

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
KG: The question is too universal

FS: What was your most important job experience?
KG: The Biennale of Venice

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
KG: Social design

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

FS: How can people contact you?
KG: homepage, email adress, facebook


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

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