I love innovative architectural ideas and architects that face new challenges in order to persuade a dream. So, on a search for the best in Czech Republic i found Petr Vagner from AI Design. I interviewed this talented designer to better understand the mind behind the works. Take a look at the Interview below:
How and why did you get into the design Industry? I am architect and design industry is like sister to it. I love designing and creating, all the process of finding something which works, can be beautiful and make pleasure to other people
Where did you study? I studed in Prague, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University and after my studies I was working in London in Eva Jiricna Architects Limited. With Eva Jiricna I found our studio AI – DESIGN in Prague in 1999 and here I work until now.
“On a search for the best in Czech Republic i found Petr Vagner from AI Design. I interviewed this talented designer to better understand the mind behind the works.”
How would you describe your design style? Elegant, clear, functional, colourful, playing with light and details
How varied are your designs? From any kind of building to any kind of interior, we did hotels, flats, schools, library, concert hall and designed everything in interior except for chairs, I designed series of tables lately
Do you have a signature touch with your designs? I think I do, I like colors, especially on neutral background, exact details and I like to work with glass, stainless steel and wood with combination with colors
What do you love about being a designer? The spirit! The looking for and trying to create every day something new, ideally beautiful. To look for inspiration everywhere. To study details of flowers or animals
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Nature!
What are some of your most popular designs? Philip Starck’s products, Charles Eames designs, Josef Hoffmanns jewelry, Gustav Klimt pictures or James Turrell latest light installations
Tell us a bit about some of your designs and what you love about them. What’s your favorite and why? I don’t think I have favorite one. I always like the last one and look forward to the next one. But if I should mention 3, No1 I would mention Red Staircase which I designed for reconstructed house in Prague. Originally it should have glass steps, but than steps were made in wood with in red color, with special supporting structure. Red color was than the connecting color in all interior. No2 is Star Light. It was designed for interior of flat in Czech mountains and the idea comes from sky on the mountains full of stars at night and with sun during the day. No3 is the latest seriers of tables. Its Sun table, Moon table, Coffee table and Wine table. I enjoyed very much designing every single detail of them.
Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about? I started to work on beehive
What is your philosophy on design and life? By positive and openminded
What are your design dreams/goals? To design something like Apple products, which could everyone use
Describe yourself in three words. Positive, friendly, openminded
Well, i will keep on waitinh for more novetlies from AI Design!