Antoine Predock skiing on the roof of one of his buildings.
I am sitting on the deck in Ubud, Bali, thinking “who are my heroes?”. Below is a short list. They all are:
- Free thinkers
- Live life as an adventure
- Keep trying, keep pushing
- Have managed to change the discipline of Art and design.
Antoine Predock – He has combined Architecture, Art, Motorcycles, Scuba, Skiing and Dance, and his buildings are damn sexy!
Ingo Maurer – Has combined sculpture with lighting using a atelier structure for his business
Gaetano Pesce – An artist /designer, who creates “one off” functional Art.
Vito Acconci – Started as a Poet, then Sculptor, crossed over into architecture, industrial design and landscape architecture. Link to MIT Show Recent article about studio
James Ossi – I met James in 1990 and it changed my life. An artist who makes machines that create square bubbles?!! He was living in a farmhouse with a studio in the back and teaching.
Ron Arad – Industrial Designer, started by making Hi fidelity stereo equipment out of concrete, went on to have a furniture studio and now an architecture firm.