art:i:curate network // meet Daniel Debiasi
17 nov 2014 by Nur El Shami
Every week we select people from our platform and get to know them. London-based designer Daniel Debiasi is inspired by almost(!) everything.
Profession: Designer and Co-founder at Something
As a kid I wanted to be: A palaeontologist, searching for dinosaurs.
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
DD: Simple, soft, natural, informal.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
DD: Would be interesting to know, hopefully they'll be kind enough.
AIC: What inspires you?
DD: Almost(!) everything.
AIC: Who's your hero?
DD: Family and friends.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
DD: Music, virtually more than physically.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
DD: My personal memories…and their photos to help me remember them.
AIC: What does the term curating mean to you?
DD: Making your very own point of view available to others.
AIC: If you could curate an exhibition, what would it be about?
DD: Probably something visual. Maybe an investigation into people's smiles.
AIC: How did you discover art:i:curate?
DD: Through the Ligne Roset collaboration Artist Salons chez Ligne Roset.
AIC: Favourite art:i:curate artist(s).
DD: I haven't seen them all yet, but so far I quite like Keita Miyazaki's Organisms of Control project. It's an interesting mix of beauty, brutality and lightness, questioning technological obsolescence…it makes you think.
AIC: How do you usually experience art?
DD: As a borderline thing. I continuously ask myself whether something shall or shall not be considered as such.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
DD: I'm Italian but my first language is actually German.