what is your idea of perfect design happiness? BEING SURROUNDED BY NATURE, ENVIRONMENTS AND OBJECTS THAT INSPIRE WONDER.
what is your greatest fear in design? FEAR ITSELF.
which historical design figure do you most identify with? EILEEN GRAY.
which living designer do you most admire? MAYA ROMANOFF FOR HIS TALENT, INNOVATIONS AND PERSEVERANCE.
what profession other than design would you like to attempt? PRODUCER.
what is your greatest design extravagance? RESTORING MY HACIENDA IN THE YUCATAN.
when and where were you happiest with your design? WHEREVER I AM IN THE DESIGN PROCESS - BEING IN THE PRESENT.
what do you consider your greatest achievement in design? THAT I EVOLVE AS AN ARTIST AND CONTINUE TO PRODUCE NEW RELEVANT WORK.
if you died and came back as another designer or design object, who or what do you think it would be? MICHELANGELO.
what specific design related talent are you lacking that you would you most like to have? BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT.
what is your most treasured design related possession? MY SAPPHO CUFF BY LORAE RUSSO. IT'S THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF NATURE, STRENGTH AND SENSUALITY.
what do you regard as the lowest depths of misery in design? DISPOSABLE DESIGN. INJECTION MOULDED PLASTICS AND OTHER “LANDFILL WAITING TO HAPPEN”.
what curse word do you most frequently use? FUCKING HELL.
what is your favorite design related word? ELEGANT.
what is your least favorite design related word? ECLECTIC – REALLY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
what turns you on in design? LONGEVITY.
what turns you off in design? TRENDINESS.
what is your motto in design? BETTER TO CREATE ONE INCREDIBLE THING IN 10 DAYS THAN 10 MEDIOCRE THINGS IN ONE.
ABOUT PROUST ON DESIGN | Answered by our design icons, these must-ask questions come from a 19th century parlor game made popular by Marcel Proust, the French novelist, essayist & critic. Proust believed the direct questions and honest responses that they elicited revealed the true nature of the individual. For this column, we have put a design related spin on the traditional questions. While this method has been used by many journalists throughout the years, we were primarily inspired by The Proust Questionnaire, which appears monthly on the back page of one of our all time favorite magazines, Vanity Fair (also Krista’s alma mater). Read all of the previous Proust on Design questionnaires here.