Interview with dsignedby

Winner of Furniture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer dsignedby shares insights


Interview with dsignedby at Friday 21st of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
IK : I have studied architecture in Belgrade Faculty of Architecture and while studying started working on projects. I have applyed at the Faculty of Architecture, but always wanted to work in interior design projects, which became my main occupancy during the past 10 years.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
IK : Designer.. well, if someone mentioned to me earlier that I will become, next to my interior designing job, a furniture designer, exhibit throughout the world and in the end have my own production, I wouldn't believe that person. New technologies, materials used in design motivate me. The force that pulls you to do more and go further, create something new.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
IK : I chose to become a designer, since I was always a good drawer and a creative person.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
IK : I designed throughout my interior design projects many different things, concerning housing, shop design or hotel design. Through these interior projects I got the ideas of products that I started producing and selling - tables, luminaires, housing elements, kitchens.. I will design more of furniture and equipment in the next years to come.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
IK : I find that I am just at the beggining of a designer career process. Young designers have to love what they do, inform themselves of what exhists already in design and follow the work of older designers. They should learn a lot throughout their lives to find the right formula for becoming design legends.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
IK : Details

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
IK : Good design has to be at the same time functional, useful, sustainable, long lasting as well as good looking.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
IK : Patience and love towards what I do