Through my previous works I obtained experiences in interior- and furniture design, graphical design, jewellery design and on the special subject of gastro design as well. The experiental field on which my associations and my solution proposals lean is most wide. As a result, this often begets staggering solutions even if the vocational routine has short-circuit.
“I speak all the languages of design without an accent.” I am Péter Kucsera, designer.
I like to do useful things: The designer rarely secures a task in which making use of his knowledge may attain results that are useful in truth. Gaining an advertisement tender is a big feat no dubt, profit makes the firm manager happy too, but to see a satisfied user is the largest available aim.
I like to do useless things: It lightened up during several design projects, that the socially also sensitive designer may reveal values like that apart from the actual solution of the ordered task, and about what the frameworks of the order do not go into detail, but the real user may be influenced by. In this manner can things seeming useless become valuable content.
As designers of today we have great tools to work with. New materials, fabrics, new manufacturing technologies, and an amazing historical archive. Concrete not only has an ancient history as a durable, lasting material, but its versatile character makes it the perfect medium of creative expression as well, a vanguard raw material as much for its appearance as for its flexibility of use. Unlike its primary carcass and formwork function, this material suddenly takes on fluidity, stylishness and panache.
Why the cross?
Cross forms were used as symbols, religious or otherwise, millennia before the Christian Era as marks of identification or were significant for belief and worship. We wanted to create a universal object reflects on the european milieu and culture we live in. This well-known element has been suited for helping the object’s deaper messages to be understood. Seeking a contemporary interpretation of traditional meanings and timeless values we created our new representation of the cross.
Why the tomb?
Cemetery is the place where we slow down our steps and calm our voice. It’s like a chapel. But what is a tomb exactly? It is not just a connection of the departed and the bereaved, it is also a connection between the family members. We would like to crate an interactive situation, to help the family’s togetherness. The natural forces change the look of the object. The water in it reflects the outer world, the mossing gives a beautiful look if nobody cares of it.
What has been the inspiration?
When I look into the surface of the water, I can see the sky. I see the clouds running, and I see the wind that blows through the trees, I see the bird, the sun, the moon, the stars. When I look into the surface of the water I see the sign I understand. When I look into the surface of the water I can see you in it standing there facing me.. and I wonder. When I look into the surface of the water I can see then if you’re not there.. When I look into the surface of the water I can see the world. I see this world maybe, but different, I see it maybe the same way, it’s just another world. When I stoop closer to see it better.. I catch sight of myself.