Tag: Interviews

"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 »

"There's a return to the
commerce of the fair"

"There's a return to the commerce of the fair"

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in the first of a series of films recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming explains the thinking behind the brand's presentation during the furniture fair while Johanna Agerman Ross, editor-in-chief of Disegno magazine, gives her opinion on the highlights of the world's most important design week. More »

3D printing and digital design
lead ICFF 2013 programme

3D printing workshops lead ICFF 2013 programme

News: next month's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York will be the first major design fair to place 3D printing and digital fabrication at the core of its programme, with a four-day series of workshops introducing the hardware and software that could change the face of design, manufacturing and distribution (+ interview). More »

"Everybody could have their body scanned
and order clothes that fit perfectly"

Iris van Herpen

Fashion designer and 3D printing pioneer Iris van Herpen tells us how printing and scanning technologies could transform the fashion industry in an exclusive interview for our print-on-demand publication Print ShiftUpdate: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12 (+ transcript). More »

Architecture "is still in the Walkman phase"
- Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel by Inga Powilleit

Interview: architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio was in London last week to launch Canaletto, a residential tower being built in the east of the city. He spoke to Dezeen about the project, about his plans to create the first open-source architecture studio and about the "devastatingly difficult" situation for architects in the Netherlands. More »

3D printed houses are
"not that far off"

3D printed houses are "not that far off"

Interview: earlier today, London studio Softkill Design unveiled plans for a 3D printed house. We spoke to Softkill's Gilles Retsin about the viability of printed architecture and how he intends to print a plastic dwelling in just three weeks.

"When we started this research, it was a kind of science fiction," he says. "It's not actually that far off any more." More »

"He had a volcanic imagination"
- Barnaba Fornasetti on Piero Fornasetti

"He had a volcanic imagination" - Barnaba Fornasetti on Piero Fornasetti

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fornasetti founder Piero Fornasetti (above). With a new wallpaper collection for Cole & Son coming out this month, we met up with Piero's son, Barnaba Fornasetti (below), who told us the story behind the eccentric Italian design house that he now heads (+ interview + slideshow). More »