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Kristina Dam is a talented designer I admire. Some of her products, such as this mirror, has been on my wish list for a while now. Her work was featured on Nordic Design for the first time early 2014 and, more recently, we shared with you her lovely prints collection. I’m very happy she agreed to answer a few of our questions, and to get to know her a little better.
1. Tell us more about yourself.
“I did a degree in Architecture and Graphic Design from the Royal Danish Design School. I studied both furniture design and graphic design – I always loved anything related to the field, and my passion for design and art is was motivated me to start my own studio in 2012.
2. Best thing about being a designer:
I just love to be creative, and see my ideas come to life.
3. What inspires you?
I get inspiration from traveling, Pinterest, blogs, Instagram, a good conversation – I would say I’m always looking for inspiration!
4. Complete the sentence: “When I feel uninspired, I…”
… Search for inspiration online or go for a walk for an hour or two and let my thoughts flow.
5. What is your design philosophy?
I like to challenge the boundaries between interiors, design and art. I always try to do something unique like a sculpture or a new piece of art to hang on the wall.
7. You, in three words:
Passionate, hard-working, positive
8. What is the best advice you ever received and from whom was it?
When my husband told me that it was time to start my own business – and I did.
9. Dream subject/assignment/collaboration?
I’m proud to work together with Gaya and Gino on the Wallpaper Handmade project, and to do more collaborations like this would be a true pleasure for me.
10. What can’t you live without?
My family, my husband and two kids
11. If you could invite somebody for dinner, famous, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Ray and Charles Eames. I would love to have a chat with them and learn from there design language/philosophy.
12. Best city and why:
Berlin, it’s still unpolished in some parts of the city, and there are a lot of art galleries and nice people.
13. What is your all-time favourite design piece(s)?
The Spanish chair by Børge Mogensen”
Make sure to have a look at Kristina’s portfolio here.
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