The Kitchen Designer
|Location||Melbourne, VIC, Australia|
|Introduction||I have the privilege to be born in a historical place with rich tradition in craft and arts: Transylvania.|
|Interests||From 2000 January after I emigrated to New Zealand, I added a new dimension to my design profession, teaching design. I taught initially in Christchurch at Design and Art College of New Zealand, later at Unitec Auckland an now at Whitehouse design Institute, Melbourne.I thought I should brand my creativity. I came up with valentindesign and since 2005 a web with www.valentindesign.com. I focus to create a point of difference (not always recommended) with the furniture and objects I design. And hence Anima range, asymmetric outdoor furniture close to sculpture, once Highly Commended in Best Design Award, New Zealand.I have a strong background in industrial ceramic, about 14 years, that come back to live with the stag head I modeled last year, 2008.I really enjoyed all the process, from prototyping to casting and glazing and now I have a whole collection of ceramic projects.Out of various participations and one man shows exhibitions in Germany, Romania, New Zealand, last two ones ones "100% Organic Design"- 2007 and "Alice in Wonderland and Back" 2008 showcased my direction in exploring organic shapes, patterns, surrealism and combination between art and design.|
|Favorite Books||To question :What drives and inspires you? I answer: creating new beautiful things, nature, body, fashion, patterns, mythology.|
I like Philippe Stack. I think he is a genius.My opinion about life?:Life is a bus station. You take one bus at the time in one direction only.