LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Kairo Kusamoto ("KK") 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?

KK : I learned about furniture, interior and architecture at Tokyo Zokei University. So I was educated on a method of design by a phenomenological approach.

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

KK : I think that design that emphasizes concepts and concepts, which is a stage prior to going to the market, is essential. I believe that it does not only affect the design world but has the possibility of expanding human values and gaze.

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

KK : Yes I did.

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

KK : Since pursuing design methodology, genre does not matter.

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

KK : I think that it is important not only the field of own design but also the knowledge gained a lot.

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

KK : Difference in whether the viewpoint being designed is wide or narrow

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

KK : Whether it is possible to present a flexible answer to each person rather than solving things

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

KK : Things that have the possibility to change human values and way of life. I think that it is important to make this world once more meaningful.

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

KK : I want to design architecture.

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

KK : Desperately desperate to go on now.

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

KK : Rebellious spirit

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

KK : I can not afford it a lot.

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

KK : I like conceptual designer. Because they are based on concept. It is not rule-like.

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

KK : May be thinker.

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

KK : Philosophers of German ideaism.

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

KK : If it does not move actively, nothing starts. Anyway it is important to fight against the world.

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

KK : I like black color.

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

KK : The wallpaper of the decided and advanced interior was changed by the owner just before the enforcement. It was informed after enforcement.

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

KK : Discover contradictions and problems in the world by acquiring knowledge through design, philosophy, anthropology etc through books. I once came to society and worked at a company, so I had such a consciousness and returned to college. I think that it is important to feel with your own skin.

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

KK : No. I liked the creation, but I'm good at putting together opinions and concepts, so I wanted to be in such a gathering position.

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

KK : I believe that not many communities are large, but a lot of small communities are created in accordance with their values.

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

KK : I believe that new designs will be born not only by the development of technology, technology, and services but also by having different perspectives and concepts on what already exists and what they have . It can be said that such viewpoint creation itself is a creation. That's why I would like to present that point of view towards others through the implementation.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

CURRENTLY A GRADUATE STUDENT. MY THOUGHT BASED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LINGUISTICALLY UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE THE THING HAS AND THE VALUE THE PERSON FINDS IN THINGS. BUT NOT LIKE SIMPLE EXPRESSIONS SUCH AS COOL, PRETTY, ETC. I AM THINKING THAT THERE ARE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OTHER THAN THE VALUE THAT CAN BE FORMULATED, QUANTIFIED AND DATEABLE LIKE MONETARY VALUE AND FUNCTION. AS A RESULT, THE SENSE OF DISTANCE TO OBJETS AND THINGS IS SHRINKING AND I THINK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE OTHER SIDE OF OBJECTS AND THINGS.


grade B shelf Conceptual Furniture

grade B shelf Conceptual Furniture by Kairo Kusamoto


Kime Old Vase design object

Kime Old Vase design object by Kairo Kusamoto

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