Interview with George Tumpalov

Winner of Hospitality Design Awards

Award Winning Designer George Tumpalov shares insights


Interview with George Tumpalov at Sunday 23rd of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
GT : I don't have any previous experince in the design and construction.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
GT : Seems it was deep in me.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
GT : The decission was only mine.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
GT : Building of the Castle is my destiny.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
GT : They have to try to find the power in their soul.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
GT : The time line gives the difference.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
GT : The time and people can value the results.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
GT : The slaver is fighting for freedom and the free one for perfection.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
GT : I would repeat the same design.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
GT : I shoudl build a Monastery.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
GT : There is huge differensce between your wish and real final results

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
GT : Anthonio Gaudi and teh Bulgarian famous Kolyo Fitcheto

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
GT : The projects who are forcing me to tjonk in anotehr style.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
GT : Fairy Tale's designs

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
GT : Imporving is a must.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
GT : I really don't know.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
GT : I admire the people who can express their dreams with the design.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
GT : The family mainly.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
GT : Това, на което ме е научил живота.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
GT : The curve handle of the shovel

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

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
GT : You will be the first to know.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
GT : The nature is perfect and the best designer.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
GT : The expectation are different.

DL: How does design help create a better society?
GT : I think, yes !

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
GT : In all the details I tried to inser more emotions.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
GT : All done to be next to the mind.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
GT : I'm sure on it.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
GT : Not sure.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
GT : знам какво трябва да се случи, но не знам кога

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
GT : Ask me teh same question after 10 years.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
GT : The mind and soul maked the perfection.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
GT : It's difficult to say.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?
GT : I prefer to work with standart technoligies.

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

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
GT : Is bigger than any people can imagine.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?
GT : How you can buld the whole castle alone with ten giprsies?

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
GT : Total impression first and after that the details.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
GT : I'm alone

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

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
GT : The boock of real life.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
GT : I started to think more than 2 seconds.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
GT : I should meet the people before 1000 and after 1000 years.

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
GT : Not sure

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
GT : ""In love with the wind" is my brand

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
GT : We builded the conrete foundation of the castle. I decided to tell a joke and told to a local man next to me that, according the ancient legend we have to put soem man inside of the column. The man started to think and confirmed me: "I will find it".

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
GT : My chidhood was very hard. I moved from my village with two different socks.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
GT : My dream was to have shoes.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
GT : Let's God decide.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
GT : To belive in them selves.