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.
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.
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.