The room was silent. I watched Georg, the designer of Muse Furniture, as he inhaled a cigarette with absolute satisfaction. It was his office, he could do whatever he wanted. The interesting part was he had such trust in the way I would photograph his furniture that the silence was in a way the brief for the shoot. For the days following this meeting, I would work quietly by myself setting up each ‘lifestyle’ shot with Georg’s entire antique collection as my prop cupboard.
Email dialogue with Georg
me: ...Can you please fill them out so I can put some up with the trade...
G: Wow dude, I try to get to it today! That is quite some homework! G.
me: Now is your chance to be a good student...
G: I can not write english! I bull shit my self thru with about 150 words , I will need Alexandra's help for this.
Interview with Georg
Describe your most memorable adventure as a child.
That must have been when I got with my first girl friend, I rather not describe it, it is of a delicate and private nature .
Was there a time that you realised you achieved independents?
Independents from what, family or substances? I felt a change of mind after my fathers death. I think independence is a state of mind, one matures and it is part of that process.
How did you get into furniture design?
What do you love most about designing furniture?
To create some thing. I love to build!
If you weren’t designing furniture, what would you be doing?
Renovating houses and buildings.
When was the last time you were most happy?
This morning kissing my wife and children good by for the day.
If there was one lesson you could teach your children, what would it be?
Standing up after you have been knocked down.
How do you deal with a tough situation?
I am trying to take personal feelings out of the equation, and think pragmatic.
What is something you haven’t told someone in a long time?
To go fuck them self
Describe your most memorable adventure as an adult.
Moving to the US by my self, away from every thing familiar.
If you had to recommend a favourite music album, what would it be?
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud by Miles Davis
G: I hope this was as good for you as it was for me! If I fucked up on spelling, please correct with red felt pen.