Interview with Arman Nur

Winner of Jewelry Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Arman Nur shares insights


Interview with Arman Nur at Sunday 6th of May 2018:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
AN : My education has started in my early years when was attending the children’s art center after that step after step I was going further till now, because I think that you learn the whole life and during your design processes, it never ends.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
AN : I couldn’t imagine to be something else then a designer, I wanted to take part on creating and underlining the beauty on this world.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
AN : No one forced me, I would say that I forced to be a designer.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
AN : I design environment and all that I design at the moment is what I wish to design.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
AN : Young designers should be honest with them and find their inspiration in their souls. They should never try to find their art in another art or artist.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
AN : A great designer is someone with genius ideas and his one style, evolved through the years, someone who investigates new technics and possibilities. A good designer is someone who reproduces something what is already done in a new way.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
AN : The individuality, profundity, and the unusual appearance turns a good design into a great design and of course the main idea so the meaning.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
AN : All the points I have noted in the last question are the value. In my opinion everyone should invest in comfort ability and beauty so in good design.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
AN : When I would have endless time and possibilities I would make the whole world more beautiful.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
AN : Create something what would teach people to love.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
AN : All my creations strive for being beautiful and to say something like their history.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
AN : They are a lot so it’s not possible for me to list because the list would be too long.

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
AN : I love the works of Rene Lalique

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
AN : What I haven’t created yet.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
AN : They could research themselves and their own nature.

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

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
AN : I would like to define for not only design but for art. Art is peoples try to become similar to good.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
AN : My first teacher, Samvel Baghdasaryan. He helped me to get loose of my boundaries I had lined for myself and to be free.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
AN : My endless imagination helped me.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
AN : To be misunderstood and not accepted at this time period. Today’s creations are never understandable today, they are understandable in a later time period.

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?
AN : In the best possible way matching to the creations style and meaning.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
AN : I never talk about the next project in advance, only after it is done and presentable.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
AN : he goal is to add one more Idea into the bank of my Ideas.

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
AN : People would be never able to predict my next step because the next one is more à than the last one.

DL: How does design help create a better society?
AN : When design is able to teach people being esthetic, it teaches them to be more kind also and besides of this it gives them more comfort and beauty

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
AN : As I said I won’t talk about the future.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
AN : Each work gives me satisfaction no matter small or big.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
AN : I think the evolving process goes its natural way matching to the time period so do not want to change anything.

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
AN : I would love to see the design of humans’ soul for being more beautiful and tolerant.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
AN : It is very different for all of them.

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
AN : I begin from the mind.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
AN : I want to have my very own input into the slogan “Beauty will save the world”.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
AN : For example, I try to be independent from both of this versions by being honest and individual in my works.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?
AN : Of course technology has a big role in the design world but I give the importance to paper and pencil like in the old days.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
AN : Most of the time I use very simple equipment and my hands.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
AN : All materials on the world can be used and all of them has their role.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?
AN : All I want is them to join it and to love it or not, I think questions are not needed in this case.

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
AN : I would like to have done that project.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
AN : It happens sometimes that I work with someone but this is really very seldom, I use to work alone.

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
AN : Each person can influence with their individuality.

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
AN : All good books had their influence in some of my collections.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
AN : With much work.

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

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
AN : I feel satisfied and loved as a designer but being famous is not easy because you have a lot of attention and this gives a feeling for responsibility.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
AN : I have no favorite color but I can tell about my favorite place which is all the nature on the world, the favorite food is everything I eat when I am hungry, the season I like most is spring but I don’t have a favorite brand.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
AN : The funniest thing is about my last and artistic name I guess because in different languages it has a very different meaning for example in our language it is a fruit in the Arabic language it means light, in German it means only so in every country I have exhibitions it is always the same question why Nur ??

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
AN : A good thought, Idea and an inspiration makes my whole day gorgeous.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
AN : It was obvious that I would become a designer but a great designer I haven’t become yet.

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
AN : I am sure I won’t be anymore and what will be in general could be anything, I have no Idea about that one.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
AN : When there are those kinds, then they surly know everything they have to.