KINKYFORM / PROPER VILLAINS COLLECTIVE
-WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Born and raised in Germany. Looking live out there in the rest of the world to get inspired by all the beautiful cultures.
-WHAT DOES YOUR WORK CONSIST OF?
A fusion between product design and illustrations/artwork. Quality over quantity and the beauty of materials.
-HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
Starting with product design i found my love in furniture design. After graduating i worked as furniture designer, got bored of the
mass manufacturing industry and started Kinkyform to work against mass production and to make hand crafted goods and high quality production fashionable again.
Now i settled myself in the hand-crafted watch business which is one of my lifetime dreams. All my brands and projects are collected under The Substain.
-WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
Working with people who inspire me and to merge my art with theirs. The beauty of 3 dimensional products
and everything you can do with materials. It feels great to merge your favorite things and make them touchable and even usable. Not only screen based artwork,
the real thing. I also love having contact with all those different individuals all over the world.
-WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
How the mass industries destroys the honest people who build things with their own hands. There are too
many hyped and fake people out there.
-IF YOU WEREN’T _________, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?
I’d be living on some island and enjoy the simple live. that’s plan B actually.
-WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Shapes, geometries, colors, classic furniture design and artwork of the artists i adore.
-WHERE DOES CREATIVITY COME FROM?
Being creative is a way of living. You can’t stop it, can’t hold it back. You see things different and interact different.
Creativity comes from the things you learn, from the things around you and all the ups and downs you live through.
-WHO’S WORK DO YOU LOOK UP TO?
Charles Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Basquiat and artists/designers of today like Alex Truchot and Le Messie!
-WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR INDUSTRY?
I hope people will drop their ikea lifestyle and get back the hand-crafted and well designed products.
We need to avoid cheap mass manufactured products because it’s not the big companies who pay for the cheap prices, it’s the small man or child who get raped
for their cheap labour.
-WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM YOU NEXT?
There will be a new piece of jewelry, the Chaos/Order Gear and a matching watch! And new collabos as usual, the
Peace Denim Corp. is in the boat too!
-WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD ASPIRING TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
Do what you want. Don’t get pushed in a direction you don’t see yourself in. Try to find your way to do what you love.
-ONE DEFINING MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR.
Seeing how the whole industry, let it be fashion or furniture design is full of pirates who try to rip you off. But also
the other side of the coin. I met many great people i look up to and will always love to work with.
-WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Madlib – Lifetime (Lifeline).