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Ingrid Kulper Designs

Ingrid Kulper Designs

Today's featured designer is Ingrid Kulper. Ingrid Kulper is the creator of iconic designs such as Jigzaw Stardust, Edge and Morpheus.

We had the rare opportunity to interview the exalted designer Ingrid Kulper who was recently announced as the Designer of the Day by the A' Design Award and Competition. Ingrid Kulper is the creator of iconic designs such as Jigzaw Stardust, Edge and Morpheus. We got exclusive answers to our questions about Ingrid Kulper designs and design philosophy.
Ingrid Kulper, how did you become a designer?
Ingrid Kulper : I always had an big interest in design and to create. On a trip to Bali where I did have my carved details made for the children's furniture I came in contact with the symbols of sacred geometry. I felt very strongly that I did want to incorporate sacred geometry in my design. I started to experiment and made my first rugs this way.For me a whole new world was opening and since that day my main focus was geometry....
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Ingrid Kulper, what are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
Ingrid Kulper : I do think a lot of color combinations and if i see a pattern or form I can start thinking how it would look on a rug. I use digital tools as well as I experiment by cutting and pasting, using my hands adding and switching pieces together and apart....
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Ingrid Kulper, which emotions do you feel when designing?
Ingrid Kulper : When designing and creating I feel very much alive and in the now. I actually love the whole process from the initial idea to the end result. Sometimes I have just an idea in my mind I like to try and then time stands still....
Ingrid Kulper, what particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Ingrid Kulper : One of my skills I think helped me a lot is that I believe that everything is possible,and even if I do not always succeed I do not give up as long as I really have the passion and motivation to go on, even if things look a bit dark....
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Ingrid Kulper, what is your growth path? what are your future plans? what is your dream design project?
Ingrid Kulper : I am very happy where I am in my process especially with being able to do and designing rugs in this for me very special patterns and formations. I am very interested in alternative health, politics and ways to expand consciousness. Even if my customers do not really always believe that our well being also can be influenced by form an color especially thinking of the vast selection from the world of sacred geometry. I do believe this and feel very happy to be able to contribute this way. My dream project would be together with others designing a variety of rugs for a spa or Hotel complex. ...
Ingrid Kulper, what are your advice to designers who are at the beginning of their career?
Ingrid Kulper : I feel that the best way to grow your knowledge is to be aware that mistakes are important on the way. This does not mean that you do have to repeat the same mistake over and over again. When I did start up with the children's furniture , I did my self look for producers and now with the rugs I do the same. This is of course a risk and can be expensive. I always had in those days another job to be able to get around....
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Ingrid Kulper, you are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Ingrid Kulper : I would say very shortly but sincere, follow you joy not the money !...

Ingrid Kulper, what is your day to day look like?
Ingrid Kulper : It all depends if there are any mails to respond to, any updates to make etc. My most boring task is to finish and send invoices even thou I suppose this should be pleasing. I also connect and go to meetings with interior architects for potential future co creation....
Ingrid Kulper, how do you keep up with latest design trends? to what extent do design trends matter?
Ingrid Kulper : Pinterest I find very inspirational to expand my field of interest. ...

Ingrid Kulper, how do you know if a product or project is well designed? how do you define good design? Ingrid Kulper : For me to recognise a good design means there must be a feeling of awe when looking at a beautiful crafted object....
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Ingrid Kulper, how do you decide if your design is ready?
Ingrid Kulper : I always feel when a design is ready. The most difficult part for me is to decide the color combination. Once one design is ready I always like to go on and do one more and one more. So I do end up with many different possibilities....
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Ingrid Kulper, who is your favourite designer?
Ingrid Kulper : The artist I do admire very much is Leonardo Da Vinci. Then the Icelandic Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.In Architecture I admire Zaha Hadids work and also Antonio Gaudi....

Ingrid Kulper, would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
Ingrid Kulper : Since I started to work with geometry and sacred geometry my life has changed for the better for sure. It makes me feel so much more connected to everything around me and new doors open constantly.Music and form are tightly connected and there are some interesting storys about this. ...
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Ingrid Kulper, would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
Ingrid Kulper : I mostly work alone and would like to connect with others as well if the opportunity comes up. ...

Ingrid Kulper, what are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
Ingrid Kulper : Right now I have not come to the point where I can really contribute to society as a designer. I do admire artists and designers who do however....
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Ingrid Kulper, what positive experiences you had when you attend the a’ design award?
Ingrid Kulper : To participate in A´Design Award and Competition has been a great experience for me. I learned very much by answering so many questions and explaining my design. Also I see this as a great opportunity to reach out and also come in contact with other creative people. There is genuine interest to be of help for all participants from the organisers. I feel very thankful and happy to get the opportunity to eventually become the designer of the day....
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Ingrid Kulper, can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Ingrid Kulper : Matahari means the centre of the sun in Indonesia. So the brand name Mattahari with two t means rug centre in Swedish. Matta in Swedish is rug and Hari means center. Mattahari is based in Sweden and we have many customers worldwide....
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Ingrid Kulper, what is "design" for you?
Ingrid Kulper : It is a way to express and to share with others....

Ingrid Kulper, what kinds of works do you like designing most?
Ingrid Kulper : Designing rugs and products that can add a feeling of silence and quietness in the room and in the same create a feeling of well being. I do believe that we are all very influenced of color and very specific forms....
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Ingrid Kulper, what was the first thing you designed for a company?
Ingrid Kulper : It was a large rug for KTH the Royal technical Highschool for the the reception in Stockholm and for the headmasters office....

Ingrid Kulper, what is your favourite material / platform / technology?
Ingrid Kulper : I Love to use all kind of natural fibers...
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Ingrid Kulper, when do you feel the most creative?
Ingrid Kulper : I feel the most creative when I decide to participate in an exhibition and give my self time to really explore and go deep in what I like to create....

Ingrid Kulper, what kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realised?
Ingrid Kulper : When the design turns out the way I intended I feel very happy and enthusiastic....
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Ingrid Kulper, how do you think the "design field" is evolving? what is the future of design?
Ingrid Kulper : I believe that high quality and more natural materials are going to be more and more relevant.Recycling is also a very interesting aspect which I believe will be important when choosing which materials are to be used for the products....
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Ingrid Kulper, what are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? how can companies select a good designer?
Ingrid Kulper : I believe that each company has there own image and focus on what kind of design they like to be associated with and will look for designers who fit best into that category. ...

Ingrid Kulper, thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you... To learn more about Ingrid Kulper and check more designs by Ingrid Kulper as well as to see more Ingrid Kulper designs such as Jigzaw Stardust, Edge and Morpheus visit
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We hope you enjoyed our interview of Ingrid Kulper. This interview was made possible by the contributions of A' Design Award and Competition - The World's largest and most influential design accolade. A' Design Award is an annual, international design award open to both concept stage and realized works by designers, artists, architects and brands worldwide. A' Design Award and Competition aims to create a public awareness and understanding of good design by promoting the best designers such as Ingrid Kulper and their design works worldwide. Visit to learn more.

This article was added on Thursday, 13th of December, 2018 at 10.06 am by author Frank Scott Tags: Ingrid Kulper, Ingrid Kulper Designs, Ingrid Kulper Interview, Jigzaw Stardust, Edge and Morpheus.. Read our copyright policy here.




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