This time Karl-Oskar Karlsson is our guest, and he was so friendly to answer to few our questions:
NDB: Hi Karl, we love your designs, and The Duo from Combine project is my personal favorite. I think so our readers will find intersting to learn about your creative process, how these beautiful ideas were developed?
KK: It all started as a project at School of Design in Kalmar/Nybro when I was studying glass design. My project was selected by Orrefors to be made by them. The creative process begun in the combination of the local materials – wood and glass. They gave something to each other and the contrast really captured me.
NDB: Where do you get your inspiration from?
KK: Well inspiration, for me it is not so much inspiration, rather transpiration. Hard work in the creative process and an focused and awareeye.
NDB: Tell us about your favorite work you have done?
KK: I try to make my present work to be my favourite one, that makes it easier to work and much more fun, so to answer it’s the Combine project.
NDB: This is a popular question that we ask our favorites. What the top three songs are currently on your playlist?
- Autumn leaves, with Eva Cassidy
- Brushfire fairytales, with Jack Johnson
- Corrugated Cardboard box, with Fyra Bugg och en Cuba Cola (Local Swedishband)
NDB: Can you point to three Scandinavian Architects/Designers which creations you love?
- Anu Penttinen, Nou Nou Design, really great work with that graphical clearexpression.
- Ingegerd Råman, designer at Orrefors
- to mention one more I’ll say Alvar Aalto
NDB: Finally Karl, any words of wisdom for our Nordic Design Blog readers?
KK: Wow, words of wisdom… Be nice, generous and you will get that back from others.Try not to just do beautiful things, do it with a greater thought in mindand let that thought be visible in your work. And of course, work hard!
NDB: Thank you, Karl, and we wish you inspiration in your creative work!