LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Oksana Belova ("OB") 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?

OB : I always wanted to be a fashion designer, draw and sew. Worked as the textile designer, but it was not enough for me. Began to work with interiors, at first in the company, then on freelance.

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

OB : I like to create and design, embody the ideas in drawings and models, to fill them with functions and value for the person. Always interested me to create objects with multipurpose grain. The project, whether it be an interior or a piece of furniture, lighting, in my opinion, must bear not only beauty but also to carry out many tasks for convenience of the user.

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

OB : It was always as self-evident

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

OB : Now I am interested in design of furniture and lighting.

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

OB : To try and aspire

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

OB : Broad outlook. The aspiration to learn new

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

OB : Reasonableness, functionality, esthetics

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

OB : This development. An investment in the future, in advance.

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

OB : A furniture collection for hotel.

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

OB : Always there is a lot of plans.

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

OB : Never to be given

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

OB : Now there are a lot of talented people and worthy projects.

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

OB : I consider the best design that which can personify functionality and excellent esthetic properties.

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

OB : Organization. Thirst of knowledge always.

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

OB : Restaurateur.

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

OB : The design is the world which surrounds us. And depends on us, it will be good or not. In all concepts.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

OB : The design helps the person to feel more comfortably in this world. Everything that we see - it is result of design and the nature the most skillful master.

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

OB : Trends define, most likely, requirements of society.

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

OB : Technology role one of main

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

OB : Color, material, the environment is the same necessary factors for design as well as air, water for life in general.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

THE PERSON, WHO TO STRIVE FOR NEW KNOWLEDGE AND OPENING. SEARCH OF MULTIFUNCTIONALITY OF OBJECTS FOR MAINTAINING BALANCE...TO FIND THE REAL AND TO REMOVE SUPERFLUOUS. SEARCH OF HARMONY IN DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY, AN ESSENCE OF A SUBJECT AND ITS PURPOSE. DEPENDENCE OF DESIGN OF THINGS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, FASHION, PIECES OF FURNITURE AND AN INTERIOR, ARCHITECTURE, ART. LONG-TERM EXPERIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSES, GIVES KNOWLEDGE NOT ONLY OF A SUBJECT, BUT ALSO OF PSYCHOLOGY OF THE PERSON.


OlO Multipurpose Panel

OlO Multipurpose Panel by Oksana Belova


Bird Floor Lamp

Bird Floor Lamp by Oksana Belova


Birds Multifunctional Table

Birds Multifunctional Table by Oksana Belova


Birds Multifunctional Table

Birds Multifunctional Table by Oksana Belova

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