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Interview with Ingrid Kulper

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Ingrid Kulper (IK) for A’ Design Award and Competition. You can access the full profile of Ingrid Kulper by clicking here.

Interview with Ingrid Kulper at Saturday 29th of April 2017

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: For me my surrounding has always influenced me how I feel. So this is why I always have created already as a child. for my daughter I then created a small hobbit house with furniture. That was the begining of designing furniture for children, much later I discovered my passion for geometry and there the first Rugs was created.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
IK: Matahari means the center of the sun in Indonesia. So the brand namn Mattahari with two t means rug center in Swedish.Matta in Swedish is rug and Hari means center. The rug company is based in Sweden and we have many customers worldwide.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
IK: Designing rugs and products that can add a feeling of silence and queitness in the room and in the same create a feeling of wellbeing. I do believe that we are all very influenced of color and very specific forms.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
IK: My favorite rug is inspired fram the sunflower and the fibonacci sequence.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
IK: I Love to use natural fibers and wool.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
IK: I feel the most creative when I decide to participate in an exhibition and give my self time to really explore and go deep in what I like to create.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
IK: Color, form and combining materials.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
IK: When I design I feel very absorbed and time just flyes.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
IK: When the design turns out the way I intended I feel very happy and entusiastic.

FS: What makes a design successful?
IK: For me good design is succesful when it is both innovative and appealing to the eye and touch.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
IK: I feel very strongly that using natural materials which are not harming the environment and are lasting for along time, if possible for many generations to come.

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 at the Stockholm Furniture fair. My next exhibition will be in Frankfurt together with a group of different designers in june . The exhibition is called Swedish Roots.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
IK: My inspiration comes from the so called Sacred Geometry and very much from nature and how it is created.

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?
IK: I do not really know how to describe my style, it is always very different and at the same time it is the same source of inspiration, nature and geometry.

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 live in Sweden close to a lake outside of Stockholm in the country side.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
IK: I very much like Danish design.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
IK: When I design time is not important, it is more a natural flow.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
IK: Hotel owners,private homeowners, interiör designers and arkitekts.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
IK: Designing rugs.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
IK: I like to participate in international exibitions.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
IK: I mostly develop my designs myself.

FS: How can people contact you?
IK: People can contact me through my website.


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

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