16 excerpts on the topic “Work culture”
Zak Kyes
[…] Around 2015, we had the epiphany — that sounds like a grand statement but it’s true — that culture is not limited to visual arts. Brands, events, music and fashion, play an integral, and sometimes greater role, in shaping the culture. We also realised that we could facilitate opportunities for brands to support culture (…) Our focus has expanded from Culture with a capital “C” to “culture” with a lowercase “c.” It then became a deliberate choice to expand who and how we work, even if what we do is the same. […]
Teruhiro Yanagihara
[…] I was more attracted to the process and way of thinking in contemporary art than the finished works of architecture and interior design, and usually found myself leaning toward conceptual direction. While attending school I did solo exhibitions of art and, even after graduating, I worked on design while studying under critics of contemporary art and architecture. […]
Teruhiro Yanagihara
[…] I believe that God (or nature, per Shintoism) dwells in the details, so no matter how big the project, I need time and collaboration to think about the details. It doesn’t really matter how big or small the project is, as long as you can think about the details. […]
Teruhiro Yanagihara
[…] I will put together a big idea, decide the policy, and always discuss with the art director, the project manager, and the interior designer to make a concrete plan. They share the idea with the studio, so they are as creative as the consensus of the office. […]
Clementine Berry
[…] When I finish something I already know what I’m going to do next. Which is something I learned from my farmer parents. My uncle always used to say: “Once one job is finished you should already know what the next one is going to be.” This helps you move forward, be efficient, produce. I never lost that state of mind. So I’m never inactive. I have loads of defects, but that right there is my quality. […]
Random Studio
[…] DL
we believe that you can only create things when you feel safe, not afraid to get judged on the mistakes you make. So we give people a lot of freedom. There’s not so much control. There is the freedom to shape your own part. Often you see that the way people evolve also defines the way the studio’s direction evolves. […]
Brian Roettinger
[…] the studio which is very collaborative, a laboratory of thinkers with constant dialogue between everyone, in between the departments, the art directors, the creative directors, the designers, the architects, Willo, myself … […]
Brian Roettinger
[…] You need to be able to pivot… […]
Brian Roettinger
[…] we have many verticals, we have interiors & architecture, design & art direction, and then also, project managers, studio managers… […]
Mirko Borsche
[…] We really try to push this idea of not thinking as an individual, but thinking as a whole. We try to all sit in one room, on one table, and everyone is there with their laptops, so it keeps distances very short. Everybody can help each other out, as well […]
Mirko Borsche
[…] So it’s a very German discussion, you can tell: we talk about security, being safe for the next years as an office and a team. […]
Liza Enebeis
[…] I would say so, the Dumbar culture is also a team culture. Everybody says “family”, of course when you spend so much time with someone, it becomes family because it’s the people you end up seeing the most. But it’s really a working-together culture. We like to experiment, to challenge each other, in a positive way. […]
Liza Enebeis
[…] It has to do with the geography and history of the country. It’s a flat country, the land was reclaimed and in order to create something like this, you have to learn to work together, you cannot have your own kingdoms. You have to work with your neighbours, to look at the interest of your neighbours and bring them together with your own interest to create good results. That way of thinking is ingrained in the Dutch culture and its design. […]
Liza Enebeis
[…] What unites us is the love of the work we have and the will to work together. We admire each other’s skills and we enjoy working together. It’s the love of work that makes us a team. Having a sense of humour, not taking things to heavily is also very important. We can make jokes about our work and tell each other it’s shit. (laugh) Humour is essential. […]
Scheltens & Abbenes
[…] (LA) We have been living for seven years in this place, which is a studio connected to the house. Before that we use to have a studio in the city and live in North Amsterdam, across the river, so we had to travel up and down. But our dream had always been to have this together as we feel work and life is one thing. You do shut the door sometimes but there’s always something keeping going. It also allows us to show our kids how we work, what we do. And it was practically better to work at the house. […]
Willo Perron
[…] That’s also the reason our office doesn’t really work with freelancers: we have an ideology; we like to develop a language that is our own… it’s not for the world. It’s for people who work here. It’s not like we have a freelancer and I tell him ‘hey dude, we should do this, this and this’ and then we don’t do the idea and then he goes to his next client and regurgitate my idea. That’s why we don’t work with freelancers. […]

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