10 questions with Fien and Hannes
1. What are the benefits of working as a duo? Having the ability to enter into a dialogue at any given time. 2. What trait do you most admire in each other? Creativity. 3. How do you inspire each other creatively? By living together. 4. What is your most treasured possession? Our children, although we can’t really claim them as our property. 5. What do you always need with you in the studio? A pencil and paper. 6. What music do you listen to when you work? The local radio. 7. What part of the design process do you enjoy most? Creating 3D representations of our objects for the first time. 8. Which of your collections are you most proud of? Future Primitives. It’s become a translation of how we would like to encourage the “users” to communicate with one another. We consider it to be a poetic wink. 9. What designers do you admire? German-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic. His approach to furniture design is different and innovative. The end result may not always align with our vision, but the way he creates is extremely interesting. 10. What’s the best advice you’ve received? Fien: “Do your thing”, which was advice given to me by my father.