What is the best moment of the day?
My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food. It’s a great feeling.
Do you listen to the radio?
No I never listen to the radio, unless I rent a car.
What books do you have on your bedside table?
Right now a book of Faulkner short stories and Courtesans and Fishcakes,
a book about ancient Greek culture
Do you read design magazines?
Yes, ID, Print, Adbusters, Plasm.
Where do you get news from?
I read the NY Times, but I don’t trust all of it.
Do you notice how women are dressing? Do you have any preferences?
Yes of course I do, and I am attracted to something that looks conservative
on the surface, but there’s something that betrays it. There’s a twist.
What kind of clothes do you avoid wearing?
I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I’m someone else.
Do you have any pets?
My daughter has a cat and I feed it.
From making music to your latest artwork, can you describe your evolution?
I don’t think there’s any progress, it’s horizontal, doing things in parallel,
not necessarily moving forward, just tracing a line.
Where do you work on your designs and projects?
Small studio or sometimes on planes.
When you are working, do you discuss or exchange ideas with your colleagues?
Anyone who is there, who walks into the room.
Describe your style, like a good friend of yours would describe it.
They might say I’m guarded because I don’t talk much, but also silly, goofy.
When you were a child, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
Which of your projects have given you the most satisfaction?
Directing a couple of films.
Is there any architect or designer from past you appreciate a lot?
Quite a few, but I forget their names, Frank Lloyd Wright, his things
were beautiful but not very functional.
And those still active, are there any particular ones you appreciate?
Architecture theory is very interesting, I read a good book by Christopher Alexander about architecture emerging out of daily life. There is a South Indian architect, Milhari Baker, who does interesting work recuperating older building techniques to make modern pieces, encouraging people not to make everything
out of concrete blocks.
Sn the news broadcast they said that Italians are afraid of unemployment,
criminality and pollution. What are you afraid of regarding the future ?
I’m afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same. I’m also afraid
that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone
who doesn’t fit that will become unnecessary.