Jury-GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN / Published on January 9, 2021
Gauthier De Nutte
Belgium / Valencia, Spain
PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE – PEOPLE OF DESIGN VERSION!
What prescient youthful memory relates to your present career?
The gray horizon of the Belgian coast!
The sea and the memories of endless journeys!
What are three basic rules you learned from your mentors?
1- Always cross ships (people) from behind, and not from the front, this makes it possible not to place oneself in a position of dependence on the other.
2- When in doubt of “yes” or “no”, if the odds are 50%, always choose “yes”!
3- Always try to do things well: doing things badly does not lead to anything constructive. A quality product in the long run is less expensive.
Do you work in PJs or three-piece suits?
In my pajamas!
What living designer/architect do you most admire?
Philippe Stark for his ability to make design accessible to people and Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen oor French architect Jean Nouvel.
|Philippe Stark – Photo: jikatu, CC BY-SA 2.0
||Vincent Van Duysen – Photo: Jan Verlinde||Jean Nouvel – Photo: © Jeanloup Sieff|
What past designer/architect inspires you the most?
Le Corbusier, of course.
How would you like your designs to go down in history?
I am not a creator,
it is my wife who is.
How are your country of belonging’s values reflected in your work?
I am Belgian man living in Spain! I feel European both in my way of being and in my thinking. The structuring of working time.
What always inspires you?
The horizon of the sea.
If a spell were to transform you into an object, by all means, what would you like to be, and why?
If I turned into an animal, I would choose to be a dolphin.
If it was an object, I would be a ship.
What is your favorite place in the world?
The Mediterranean, always!
What is your mantra ?
FULL STEAM AHEAD!
What is your dream? THINK BIG!
To sail around the world, with a steady wind, day and night.
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