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Present state of mind?
My life has been full of incredible excitement lately. There are miracles and tragedies happening on a daily basis. I am filled with hope but I am realistic. Not bored for sure.
I hope that my biggest success is yet to come. For the time being I am most proud of our achievements at the 100% Design exhibition in London. Having collected a vast number of exceptional contacts is encouraging recognition and builds faith in the future.
How did you get where you are?
Ambition, strong will, perseverance, courage and many, many supporters who backed me up.
Akram Khan’s and Farooq Chaudhry’s relationship sets an outstanding example for the ideal synergy between artist and arts manager. I admire Adam Somlai-Fisher, the founder of Prezi, who, besides his arts career, has achieved such a great success in business that has contributed to framing the image of Hungary. And of course I could cite many more!
Certainly, I have to face them every day. The road to success is not straight and not guaranteed. You have to train yourself, you have to endure or simply be able to handle hardships more naturally.
Plans for the future? Dreams?
I would like Laokoon® moving structure and the products made from it to bring professional and financial success. One is not worth much without the other. Right now I am working on building up the team that is necessary to reach those goals. I would be glad if the applications could go beyond the boundaries of design, fashion and architecture and used in completely different fields such as robotics. I sincerely hope to find partners to accomplish my ambitions.
What will it take?
Lots of work, self-discipline, planning, learning, courage, perseverance, attentiveness and of course a good deal of luck are all necessary to make great dreams come true.
Of course, but I’d prefer not to talk about them. I don’t want to feed them and let them gain strength.
Articles, presentations, trade fairs, exhibitions, good conversations…
What would you change?
I would like to change the whole world, but I had better focus on what is within the sphere of my influence so changing my own unfavorable habits and learning from my mistakes.
You can see the work of this artist at the exhibitions Maison et Objet 6-10 September 2013, (Nord Villepinte, Paris) and 100% Design 18-21 September 2013 Earls Court, London).
You can watch the Laocon video below.
Text: Katalin Fodor.
Photos: Francois Joly (portrait), Horváth Dániel.