Interview: I LOBO YOU
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How and why did you get into the design industry?
I got into the design industry at 9 years old when I created a miniature greenhouse (including a pond and real plants) and an awe-inspiring lego creature to live in it. Why? Because I felt like this great lego creature would make its mark on society.
Where did you study?
Jonty studied Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
How would you describe your design style?
Thats a hard one. Misimpressionism. Is that a word?
How varied are your designs?
My designs are precisely as varied as my capacity to learn.
Do you have a signature touch with your designs?
Truly understanding your own signature touch as an artist is a bit like looking in the mirror and trying to appreciate your own natural facial expressions, there’s an implicit paradox. With that said, I personally think my signature touch is my appreciation of paradox.
What do you love about being a designer?
To be a designer is to love the freedom of form, the fantasy of fervour, the readiness to roam the room or foam the food for futility or functionality of form or frankly just froomliness.