LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Sebastian Dominguez Enrich ("SDE") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

SDE : It comes in my family since my parents are involved in architecture and design, so it was always at home so that's where my passion came from, so I end up studying product design.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

SDE : I think was the idea to find solutions and create something new that doesn't exist, and the challenges it has.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

SDE : It was my choice since I was a kid.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?

SDE : I am mainly focus in the furniture and graphic design for real state projects, but trying to find new design ideas in the tech sector.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

SDE : Well I believe in hard work and keep trying.

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

SDE : The difference is creating something so simple and easy to use that you don't need to explain it to someone.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

SDE : The more simple it is the greater a design is.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

SDE : Because all the background it has be like that, the study, materials every step to achieve the final design.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?

SDE : I would like to find new design for the space race we are leaving, for Mars or the moon.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?

SDE : Designing a car or a boat.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?

SDE : How I get involve in every detail of the design.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

SDE : I always liked the work of Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson, Dieter Rams and Carl Hansen & Son. Also other designer too, but could say these ones are the most relevant for me.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

SDE : Apple, mainly for the detail it has in every product, but now I taking inspiration in Japanese design and nordic ones.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?

SDE : I could say spaceship, since they are taking us to the next step of civilisation.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?

SDE : Taking the time for looking around and knowing that all product has a relationship with design.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?

SDE : I always think about it maybe in the financial sector, since I enjoy numbers too.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

SDE : Design is hat make our life easier.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

SDE : Always my family.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

SDE : Being curious and taking the time to learn from every person that is involve in the process.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?

SDE : Stones that people try to put in the path. And people trying to minimaize every idea.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?

SDE : Taking advantage of social media to reach every part of the world, and keeping an image.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

SDE : I am trying to create my own design brand, so I can create collections every year.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?

SDE : To create an inspiration to new designers and become a know person out of the design circle.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

SDE : Quality and high end design.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

SDE : Creating things so people could relate to them.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?

SDE : Being involve in the real state world, so I could give my idea on buildings.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?

SDE : Where my client is going to enjoy everyday.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?

SDE : Looking for more eco friendly solutions in materials.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?

SDE : Is becoming one of the most important fields and for big companies to stay on top.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

SDE : Depends on how complex it is but could say 1-2 months

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?

SDE : Knowing how my client or company is represented with his products.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

SDE : Simple is the hardest design of all.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

SDE : Designer set trends.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?

SDE : Make easier to work and increase productivity.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?

SDE : Cad, 3d software, Computer and 3d printers.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

SDE : Represent emotions.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?

SDE : How the where produce.

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?

SDE : The hard work it took.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

SDE : Yes, it can take to types of designers with different ideas to create something different.

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?

SDE : The user.

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?

SDE : Every book has something you could apply to design.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?

SDE : Adapting to new tech advances and how the world changes.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?

SDE : I would say the future designer that are creating thing for space, or maybe the old times where thing started to be invented.

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?

SDE : Proud and happy, not at all the hard part is staying relevant and on top.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?

SDE : Blue, Sea, Pizza, Summer, Bed and apple.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?

SDE : How my friends always call for Ikea furnitures assembly hahaha.

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?

SDE : Taking every design asa challenge.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

SDE : People always told me about how creative and dedication to create things.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?

SDE : We would conquer space.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?

SDE : To know more about my work follow me on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dominguezsanz_enrich/

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

SEBASTIAN DOMINGUEZ ENRICH WAS BORN IN MEXICO CITY BUT SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN MADRID, WHICH IS MARKED BY SEVERAL TRIPS THAT INFLUENCE IN HIS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE INFLUENCE OF DESIGN HAS MAINTAINED A STRONG PRESENCE AT HOME THROUGHOUT LIFE SUCH AS ARCHITECTURE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN, WHICH HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CHOOSING THE PATH FOR PRODUCT DESIGN. HE BEGAN HIS STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA IN MEXICO TO CONTINUE STUDYING AT ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN MADRID.


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Tekant Chair by Sebastian Dominguez Enrich

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