LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Mohammad Meyzari ("MM") 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?

MM : I hold a bachelor's degree in interior design. From the early days of entering University, I loved designing spaces, especially the layout of the equipment in them.

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

MM : My main concern, which I always carry, is to organize spaces and to make the atmosphere better in which I live or spend time. This organization extends from sorting space to designing it and arranging things in it. The primary motivation for entering this field, this field of study at the University helped me to learn more and find and carry out better ways to implement my ideas.

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

MM : I chose to be a designer then I'm happy about that.

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

MM : After graduating from the university, I realized that I was more interested in designing the interior accessories of the house and continued and will continue to do so.

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

MM : I could become a successful designer with great effort and perseverance. It made it easier to see a lot of good designs and combine them with my taste.

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

MM : Creating a visually specific work and a different sense in the experience of interacting with that product.

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

MM : A good design should be able to communicate with the user or viewer and organize the messiness within him so that the person will experience a better mood by seeing or using it.

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

MM : Good design will prompt to occur good things in the context of a society. The effects of design on the spirit and the soul of people will create a suitable platform for the growth of the people and this is the reason for the investment in good designs.

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

MM : Home interior accessories and firstly for my brand pursuers because I will be OK with their energy.

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

MM : Exporting the designs of my collection and showing them to all nationalities and peoples around the world.

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

MM : I have always tried to keep my great sorrows as a source of energy for creating my works and creating unique things from them.

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

MM : I was always influenced by nature because I believe that human peace is tied to nature.

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

MM : I love Zaha Hadid's designs because it causes new sensory experiences in human nature.

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

MM : My main design is the creation of liquid-fueled candles because it changes the imagination and definition of a candle and shows the audience that a candle is not necessarily solid paraffin with a wick that occurs with messy. Rather, a candle can be environmentally friendly, durable, and inexhaustible that gives you the same old feel.

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

MM : See more and promote personal tastes. By combining these two, they can achieve great success.

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

MM : I love carpentry because I could create new objects.

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

MM : Design for me is to connect with nature to inspire and return to personal interests so that it eventually becomes the desired result, which is good design.

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

MM : My main protector is myself, then my family

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

MM : Seeing a lot of artworks as well as taking seriously my potential in this field.

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

MM : Always the main challenge was to prove myself and my abilities to others.

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

MM : In the best possible way, they should present their work because I believe that the potentials of a good plan can always be found by providing a good presentation. And this presentation can start from good photography and video making to participate in prestigious competitions.

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

MM : My next design project is to design a 5-flame bowl that is rechargeable. These flames will never-ending at all. This flame comes out of the center of a container full of sand.

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

MM : Creating a positive mood for myself and all people around me and at the next degree for the people of the world as well as taking care of nature.

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

MM : Designing things they've never seen before and wanting to create different objects for them all the time.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

MM : Creating a good product will make the consumer mentally uncomfortable that the mental health of citizens will create a better and more dynamic society.

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

MM : Design the new product that I look forward to producing.

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

MM : Liquid fuel candle project because people are happier and satisfied with the experience of interacting with it. It also caused less damage to nature.

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

MM : Less use of natural resources and more use of resources that do not toxic to nature or at least have the least damage.

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

MM : Generally, I see the future of design great because creative and motivated young people stepped into this field.

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

MM : Usually between one and two months.

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

MM : I start from finding the source of inspiration, and then the original designs and mental and intellectual etudes.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

MM : Look well, think well, and design well.

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

MM : Each project can be different. Sometimes the process is straight and sometimes vice versa.

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

MM : By using new technologies, I can deal differently in designing. Think more creatively and don't need to worry about how to produce it because, with new technologies, a lot of things that used to be impossible can be designed and implemented now.

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

MM : I usually use AutoCAD 3D for design.

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

MM : Obviously, many things help us with a design. Especially in designing for space helps us to go through our design process. Color, pattern, and environment are among the factors that will show the direction to us in this way.

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

MM : I like to be asked about the sources of design inspiration.

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

MM : I would be very happy and more than thinking about something, I would try to enjoy seeing and communicating with it.

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

MM : I care a lot about teamwork. Because I am not an expert in all fields and I do not have complete information, so we would like to work with a team of experts in the fields related to those goods when a product is being created.

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

MM : The main impact I got was from university professors and architectural engineers with whom I passed the training course.

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

MM : D.K. Ching book of form and space and order. In this book, there are all the principles that a designer should know at the beginning of his work.

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

MM : By observing the good designs that were done all over the world. The TV programs that have been prepared in this field and finally a lot of work and designing.

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

MM : Zaha Hadid.

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

MM : Orange / Italy and Spain / Barberry Rice with chicken / Spring and Autumn / I love the Armani brand.

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

MM : It feels so good. Because it makes you well known, interact, and talk with a lot of people.

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

MM : I do not remember any special memory.

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

MM : A good day for me starts with a great breakfast as well as exercising with my friends.

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

MM : Yes, as I was a child many of our relatives told me that you would become a designer because I deal with it in different ways.

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

MM : If we move forward in this way, the following years will not be a fine and quiet place for the life of the human soul, but if we change in the process of using resources, it will be a better place to live with the advancement of technology in this world.

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

MM : I'd like to be more in touch with the products created by my group and send me their opinions about them. Via Instagram, email, and other ways.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

MOHAMMAD MIZARI WAS BORN IN ISFAHAN, WHICH IS THE EMERGENCE OF MUCH IRANIAN ART. HE GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE ART. HE WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH THIS GREAT LEGACY UNTIL THE AGE OF 18. BUT AT THE AGE OF 18, BY EXPLORING WITHIN HIMSELF AND WHAT HE SAW OUTSIDE HE FACED ALL HIS IGNORED POTENTIALS AND TO BEGIN A NEW LIFE. THIS LIFE IS A MIXTURE OF ART AND DESIGN. HE COULD GET TO KNOW HIS INNER POTENTIALS AND REACH THE CONSCIOUSNESS STAGE BY CHOOSING HIS FAVORITE FIELD IN THE UNIVERSITY (INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE). HIS ACTIVITIES RESULTED TO GET A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE. THEREFORE THE OUTCOME OF YEARS OF HIS STUDIES IN THIS FIELD CAUSED THE CREATION OF THE ROCH BRAND. ROCH BRAND IS A SET THAT AIMS TO IMPROVE AND PROMOTE THE DESIGN TYPE. THE USE OF STABLE AND DURABLE MATERIALS CONCERNING THE PRESENT AGE IS A KIND OF EFFORT FOR PROTECTING THE PLANET.


Liquid Fuel Candle

Liquid Fuel Candle by Mohammad Meyzari

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