Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Unto ("Unto") 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.
Unto : We both completed our BFA in Product Designs at Parsons The New School at New York.
Unto : Finding small solutions, but solutions nevertheless, to a world that has so many problems.
Unto : Choose, of course, Asian parents usually force you to not be one, so quite the contrary.
Unto : Not limited to any category, but we hope to design to last.
Unto : Know what moves you and strive to be better at it.
Unto : The greater the urge and attempt to achieve a harmonious balance between usefulness, functionality, aesthetics, means of production, and making an object or experience speak to our emotions.
Unto : Its only accurate to refer to Dieter Ram's "10 principle of Good Design", we cannot agree more.
Unto : The world has unsolvable issues, and it just throws one over the top, for instance, poverty and pollution. But good design can be small solutions, that builds towards making this world a better place. By tackling those unsolvable issues in any creative perspectives or just opening a new dialogue.
Unto : Design solutions to communities in need (mostly related to education, wellness and health issues).
Unto : A set of furniture
Unto : Theres plenty, to speak of some: Dieter Rams, Oki Sato and Tadao Ando.
Unto : We are a fan of objects that speak for themselves, one of our favorite design is Rams’s wall-mounted audio system. Comprised of two speakers, a tape recorder and a control unit, it was first made in 1964. The form is so simple with the intuitive functionality. The quiet appearance and tactile detail make the product shines for generations.
Unto : Stop being a designer, try to be a user, a craftsmen, a manufacturer. And soak up this world of information but stay tune and refine what you choose to put on your plate.
Unto : Psychologist or recently i am thinking an awful lot on farming.
Unto : A creative communication with aesthetics.
Unto : Start from bring a user, the end receiver, the manufacturer, anything but the designer.
Unto : Design sets the trends, for sure, a good design is meant to last and serves as classic.
Unto : Think we’d be emotional. Passionate and feel inspired.
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