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Daniel Juric

Daniel Juric

1974 born in Esslingen/Neckar in Germany
1994 High school degree
1994-95 basic studies in art at Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart
1995-97 apprenticeship as a cabinet maker
2006 degree in product design at the Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design (HfG)
since 1999 freelancing work as a designer
since 2006 employed at Liganova in Stuttgart
living and working in Stuttgart / Germany

Design Questionnaire

Q : When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?
A : I always wanted to create something of use. Later on in high school, I was very interested in art. There, I realized that I could creating something which is usable but with an artistic perspective. That was the time when i wanted to become a designer.

Q : How would you define your design style?
A : I would describe it as using forms and shapes to create and reflect functionality.

Q : What would you do if you were not a designer/artist?
A : Probably, I would be a photographer. I like to reflect things and situations by watching.
Q : Where do you draw your ideas/inspiration from?
A : Art inspires me a lot, therefore I go often to art exhibitions. But also, architecture and furniture of the past and from other cultures are a big inspiration source to me.

Q : Who do you consult about works?
A : Friends and colleagues that work in the same field.

Q : Which of your projects do you consider a success?
A : I guess "Sampling Sehnsucht".

Q : Which of your projects do you consider a failure?
A : One of the very early study works which is not worth to be mentioned.

Q : What is the first design work you can recall?
A : It was a small cabinet during my apprenticeship as a cabinet maker.

Q : To what extent do you believe that design should be functional?
A : Functionality should have a dominant role in a designed piece, but at the same time it should look good to be attractive to the user.

Q : Name a colleague you admire.
A : Konstantin Grcic

Q : What have you learnt about design yourself?
A : Design is not only giving a shape to things, it is far more than that: providing solutions for problems by shape and functionality.

Q : What in your opinion is the greatest design invention in recent years?
A : The Ipod

Q : With which personality from the past would you like to have coffee?
A : Le Corbusier

Q : Which materials interest/fascinate you most?
A : All kinds of lightweight materials.

Q : What advice would you give a designer at the start of his career / What advice would you have liked to receive at the start of your career?
A : Try to explore foreign countries, cultures and societies as much as you can by travelling to other countries and/or staying there for a certain period of time.

Q : What are your future projects?
A : At the moment I am employed at an agency which is starting business in India. I will be there for a certain period of time to set up several design projects for them.

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