WHAT ARE YOUR BENCHMARKS IN THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN?
We like feeding on different disciplines like art, fashion design, photography, and architecture… but travelling is still the thing that inspires us the most, travelling with an open mind and open eyes helps you discover other ways of living, different places and customs, and then when you get home you have that surprised feeling when you re-encounter everyday things.
HOW DO YOU RATE THE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OF TODAY?
It is difficult to generalise about categories that are so vast … when you talk about design today, it takes in a bit of everything (from fashion to objects on display in a gallery, smart devices or the home … for us, good design and good architecture is still about Good Designing.
HOW DO GATHER YOUR INSPIRATIONS TOGETHER?
We’re extremely inquisitive, we draw them together day after day by reading, finding out about things, travelling ... all our inspirations are a part of us ... like a cloud of ideas floating over our heads. These ideas crystallize and overlap in every project, creating contamination that is the start of a new story.
HOW HAS YOUR WORK BEEN INFLUENCED BY YOUR DIFFERENT CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS?
When we set up our studio, our idea was to balance our cultural backgrounds and our personalities.
Each of our projects is a fusion of East and West, man and woman, past and future...
HOW DO YOUR PROJECTS COME ABOUT?
At the start of each project it's like going on a journey without knowing your final destination.
We always start out by trying to discover the context that we are designing for as accurately as possible and becoming familiar with it: the material, the methods used to manufacture it, how it is put to use, and the customer we are designing for.