Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today we present you Jorge Arbelo Cabrera, technical engineer in industrial design and post graduate in product conceptualization. He is mostly focused on industrial design, product design and furniture. Here is his answers for our blog, enjoy :)
Have you always wanted to become a designer?
Not always, when I was a child I wanted to be a forest ranger but since I remember, all my childhood I was always with a screwdriver, disarming all the stuffs of my house. I enjoyed a lot, the process of discovering the details of the objects like its engines, mechanisms, etc. But I started studying industrial design because it was the only engineering that didn't have chemistry. I'm lucky to work in my vocation by accident.
Which project has given you the most satisfaction?
The most important project for me is the "tubh chair" because it was the begining of my new carrer as industrial designer. Currently I am focused on industrial design, furniture and product design, but I started as a graphic designer. The tubh chair gave me the confidence to development my skills as an industrial designer.
What types of books are on your bedside table?
I enjoy reading books that can teach me something new. Now I am reading "A New Earth" by Eckhart tolle and a "Arduino programming" book.
What is the best moment of the day?
All the moments are the best.
What would be your dream project?
Work in a huge workshop with all the machines, tools and materials that I could imagine and just fly with my creativity, without the pressure of time and money.
What type of music do you play while creating?
When I'm brain-storming, doing a research or I´m thinking in general, I prefer work without music so I can concentrate beter, but when I´m working with tools or drawing I listen to Jazz, rock or electronic music.
How important is craftsmanship in your design process?
For me is the most important. The part that I enjoy the most in my job is when I work with my hands. There is a great phrase from Metropolis that says "The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!" and not the machine. I want to come back to the artesian way because nowdays it looks like if you want to produce a product you have to make more than 200.000 pieces in china, I believe that this idea is in crisis and we are coming back to the origins with the phenomenon "maker" doing you your own objects fitted better to your needs, for example with the 3d printers. I love the concept technology artisan.
Who is your hero at the moment?
My Hero is my Grandfather, who taught me to love handcrafts.
I love the dogs, all my live I have been living with dogs, currently with Lope
If you could do any other job what would you choose and why?
A survivor on a desert island, I think is a very poetic life, living easy in calm, fishing, building my stuffs with nature materials, sending messages in bottles and maybe some fights with unkonwn creatures.
Where could we find you night?
Having dinner with friends or reading a book in my house.
I don´t have one favourite piece of furniture, I like changes and I always do different things. I think that I can´t focus my inspiration in one piece, the inspiration has its own life and it's always changing. In my case the inspiration comes when I´m thinking of something new and different. Currently I´m studying arduino programing because I want to mix the electronic whith my ideas, I don´t know the solution but the way is very inspiring.
Favorite blogs/sites etc.?
Mocoloco, Designboom, The Creators project, Makezine...
33/77 I spend more time in my personal life because is the place where I recharge the bateries and learn how to work with creativity and love.
What brings you joy?
:) the joy comes easy, sharing with friends, living with love and didn´t putting off.
Thank you Jorge for this lovely interview, we wish you all the best in future projects. For more info about Jorge's work, please visit his web
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
U septembru, ove godine, Studio Krishka je posetila Berlin kao ucesnik na REmake festivalu. Remake festival se odrzava u Beogradu vec par godina, a ove godine, u saradnji sa berlinskim kulturnim centrom PLATOON, svoje mesto nalazi u Berlinu. Cilj Remake festivala je uvodjenje upcyclinga, reciklaze, i ekologije u kreativne procese i u svakodnevni zivot. Vise o festivalu mozete saznati ovde.
Platoon Kunsthalle je umetnicka platforma koja spaja kreativce iz celog sveta. Cilj Platoon-a je organizovanje, povezivanje, sirenje kulturnih dogadjaja i umetnickih pokreta.
Tokom trajanja festivala, Studio Krishka je imala svoju radionicu gde smo zajedno sa zainteresovanim posetiocima pravili betonske vaze (mozete ih videti na slikama iznad). Vaze su se sastojale od staklenih flasa koje su se uranjale u betosnki kalup. Kasnije je sve to farbano u odredjenu boju. Posetioci koji su pravili svoju vazu, kasnije su mogli da je odnesu kuci.
Na festivalu su, pored nas, svoje mesto nasli mnogobrojni sjajni umetnici, prezentatori itd. i bilo nam je zadovoljstvo biti medju tom sjajnom i inspirativnom ekipom. Slusali smo i gledali jako zanimljive prezentacije, izlozbe i radionice i naravno, uzivali smo u sjajnom nemackom pivu :)
Bice jos par postova vezanih za ovaj festival, gde cete videti sta smo sve radili i koga smo sve ispratili od umetnika na festivalu.
This September, Studio Krishka was participant at the REmake festival in Berlin. After two years in Belgrade, Remake festival, in cooperation with PLATOON Kunsthalle, has found its place in Berlin. They promoted remake movement and remake culture through the exhibitions, workshops, lectures, urban interventions and project presentations.
We had our own workshop, where we've made concrete vases. All the participant who made their own vase, could take them home. You can see vases on the top pictures.
We met a lot of interesting people, our dear colleges artists, listened to excellent presentations, saw great exhibitions and workshops. It was truly one great experience for us.
This is a part 1 of Berlin posts, so stay tuned for more info about this festival.