Do you like art? Do you have any preferences for an artist? And/or for creators of artistic work?
I like the architecture of Eero Saarinen and Herzog & de Meuron, and I like the designs of Jean Prouvé and Konstantin Grcic.
If so, why is that? What special quality do you like in their work or personalities?
They combine material with form in the most appropriate way.
Could we feature your favorite artist in our magazine and/or online?
In which way do you think architecture, photography, art and design are different and/or similar?
You cannot generally say that architecture, photography and design are art, but they are definitely overlapping fields.
Do you aspire to collaborate in your creations with an artist from another artistic discipline? Sure!
Do you have a favorite company or exciting other creator with whom you would like to work?
I would love if a fashion designer like Haider Ackermann would create an outfit for one of my Renaissance Madonnas (which of course I would wear myself after the photo shoot has finished).
Do you follow any philosophical or psychological approach in making your designs?
The concept of my work is based on a philosophical reflection. Within this concept, psychological aspects play a certain role.
What is your favorite building in the world?
It would have been the PANAM Air terminal by Eero Saarinen, which was torn down. Today, I like the buildings of Zaha Hadid and Herzog & de Meuron.
What is your favorite hotel?
The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok is my favorite hotel, because the flair of the hotel itself saved my life: In 2004, I decided to stay an extra night and postponed my trip to Phi Phi Island. That was the night of the big Tsunami.
What would be your ideal home?
My house is the best home for me, because it transformed from a storage house into a family home and studio.
Do you have any dreams for the future? No, but sometimes at night I have dreams of the future in which young people like me (because I’m always young in my dreams) move around in underground tunnels on inline skates and skateboards. And above ground there are houses spiraling up in greenery and wildlife.