Renny ra­mak­ers

Harper's Bazaar (India) - - A FASHIONABLE LIFE -

Di­rec­tor of the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned de­sign firm

Droog an­swers Bazaar’s cul­tural queries At the age of nine, when most chil­dren are still busy with dolls, Renny Ra­mak­ers re­calls cre­at­ing her first de­sign. Since then, the co-founder and di­rec­tor at Droog, a Dutch firm spe­cial­is­ing in craft­ing cut­ting-edge prod­ucts and events the world over, has gone on to be­come one of the most re­spected names in global de­sign. An aca­demic pan­el­list on de­sign and ad­vi­sory or­gan­i­sa­tions the world over, Ra­mak­ers, a cham­pion of sus­tain­able de­sign and liv­ing, was ranked among ‘150 Women Who Shake the World’ in 2012 by Newsweek. She spoke to Bazaar about her work and var­ied in­ter­ests.

Cu­ri­ous, pas­sion­ate,

and very in­tu­itive.

At cer­tain mo­ments while read­ing the biog­ra­phy of Sergei Di­aghilev, founder of the Bal­lets Russes in1909, I felt a con­nec­tion—his work was based on pure pas­sion and so is mine.

Am­s­ter­dam,

fol­lowed by London.

Don’t be afraid to make mis­takes.

I love read­ing, so I like many books. I was very in­spired by Ayn Rand’s The Foun­tain­head. I’ve also read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Main­te­nance by Robert Pir­sig and ap­pre­ci­ate his search for qual­ity.

Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, Mai­son Martin Margiela, and Iris van Her­pen.

My in­som­nia. It takes up a lot of my qual­ity time.

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