Tag: Interviews

Eileen Gray was "disappointed that
she was forgotten" - Zeev Aram

Eileen Gray was "disappointed that she was forgotten" - Zeev Aram

Interview: forty years after he first met her, London design retailer Zeev Aram has launched a website dedicated to the work of his late friend, the modernist designer Eileen Gray.  In this interview, Aram describes his working relationship with the elderly designer who, despite being frail and almost forgotten, could " see with one eye what many architects couldn't see with two eyes" (+ slideshow). More »

"As architects we have a responsibility
to society" - Richard Rogers

"As architects we have a responsibility to society" - Richard Rogers

In the first of a series of exclusive video interviews with Richard Rogers, who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday, the British architect discusses the themes of his current Royal Academy of Arts retrospective and explains why he believes that a building should not just be designed for a specific client, but society as a whole. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"Our shoes were the first to cross between
industrial design and fashion" - Rem D Koolhaas

"Our shoes were the first to cross between industrial design and fashion" - Rem D Koolhaas

Interview: architect Rem D Koolhaas launched footwear brand United Nude ten years ago with the radical Möbius shoe. In this interview he explains how he developed the product, discusses "extreme theatre" shoe collaborations with Zaha Hadid and Iris van Herpen and talks about the future of 3D-printed footwear (+ slideshow). More »

"The world today is becoming
a little bit boring"

"The world today is becoming a little bit boring"

Interview: we caught up with Miguel Fluxá, head of shoe brand Camper, at the opening of the brand's Nendo-designed boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York last month (below). In this short interview, he explains why the company uses different designers for each of its global stores for cultural, rather than business, reasons (+ slideshow). More »