Stylepark – an international blog about design and architecture – also wrote about the Cross-Border Design Contest.
by Jasmin Jouhar | 11/7/2016
The initiators of the student competition Cross-Border Design Contest could arguably not have found a better mentor than Ron Arad. After all, the London-based designer and architect had some really good advice for the newcomers: “Enjoy your lives and do what interests you and what you’re good at,” he told them recently in Maastricht. And prior to the competition, by way of inspiration he gave the participants an insight into his own work. But simultaneously he warned them not to mimic other designers. “Don’t try to be the next Philippe Stark. Be the new you.”