February 17, 2020

Kiss Miklos

Discover the interview of Kiss Miklos in Budapest, Hungary.

How did you become designer ?

I finished my studies as a painter at Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. About a year later, when I created my first logo design, one of my friends told me “do not touch the computer, it is not your way, go back and keep painting”. I became very angry and I started to work on more logo design 🙂

When I first visited London I saw the V&A Museum logo. That was the moment I decided not create worst than this. 

A few years ago an architect friend told me: “I’m at least as bad a graphic designer, as bad an interior designer you would be.” Well, then I started to deal with interior design, too 🙂 So, looking back, anger guided me through the important steps of my career or rather the desire to show that I can do this, too. I am currently undergoing a change and I think the next step for me is to return to fine art. 🙂

How would you define your vision of design, your style ?

It’s a hard question. I love the stories, mysteries so the concepts behind brands, desigs, artworks. I love simplicity but I hate boring things. So sometimes less is more but sometimes less is bore 🙂

I love beautiful shapes and aesthetics. I am a perfectionist. All projects and artworks have layers for me and I’m satisfied when all these layers have been created. If you see my work, it is likeable, and eye catching. That’s enough for most people, they see a good design, what they like. But if you look behind the good design, you can find a deeper meaning, an other layer. Most of my works based on a clever idea. Everybody loves mystery so if somebody is decoding these little codes feels part of a secret society. 🙂

For the future, what are your professional projects ?

My Ball.Room. installation is on display at the Main Pavilion of the Gwangju Design Biennale 2019 in South-Korea. I’m finishing a really imposing restaurant interior design and I’m working on some new contemporary art works which explores the borders and transitions between art and design. I usually have about 10-12 projects at the same time.

What do you like the most in your job ?

I love to figure out the concept. I love make plans, ideas and love the research. I like the feeling when I find a solution to a problem. At that point, for a moment I think the impossible does not exist. When a project materialized, it means a process is over. Of course I’m glad to finished it, and it’s really exciting, but in the meantime, I see the mistakes.That’s why most of the time I’m not satisfied, but when I only see my visions in my mind, it is an amazing feeling.

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