Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Gerhard Maier ("GM") 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.
GM : During my studies in structural engineering at the University of Innsbruck (Austria), I started to develop suspensions for driver´s seats in SUVs for the leading manufacturer of suspended truck seats. As I found this more interesting, I switched to mechanical engineering and specialized in air suspensions.
GM : Sometimes when I see a technical device for the first time, in my mind´s eye arises a better solution.
GM : I create air suspensions for ambulances, customizing them to the local requirements of our clients all over the world.
GM : Focus on things that impressed you when you were a child. Look at them and ask yourself: How can I improve that and make it more beautiful ? Improve steadily but never copy !
GM : Songwriter and rock musician.
GM : Regarding technical devices, design is the optimal synthesis of function, intuitive handling and aesthetics.
GM : With the whole range of marketing and modern communication - website, social media, expositions...
GM : Currently I am working on the industrualization of the new Hoverboard Bravobase, customized for the stretcher Kartsana Powerbrava.
GM : Sometimes a few months, but often years.
GM : Analysing the market needs.
GM : For this kind of products, technology is the most important issue. Design is just the icing on the cake.
GM : I admire the creativity and the spiritual power of the developing person.
GM : Paramedics and patients.
GM : The architects who created roman aqueducts and bridges, which are still bearing today´s heavy traffic.
GM : Blue, Vienna, Tapas, Spring, convertible cars by Jaguar.
GM : When the looming sun on the horizon breathes life into the new day...
GM : At least there was no tree high enough for a view behind the horizon.
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