We See You @ICFF:Uhuru Design
Uhuru Design: Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath
How many pairs of shoes or glasses do you own?
Bill: I have one pair of eyeglasses and ten pairs of shoes
Jason: I have about one pair of usable shoes and fifteen shoes I keep around my house for no reason. And I have a pair of eyeglasses that are not prescription that I wear in the shop. They make fun of me for wearing them. They’re like yours. They were free.
Think of something else that ICFF can stand for.
Bill: Everything I come up with is dirty… I Came For Fun.
Jason: I Can’t Find Furniture
If you could build a piece of furniture out of any material in the world, what would it be?
Jason: Unicorn bones.
What is the desktop picture on your computer?
Jason: That stupid mac one. I didn’t change it.
Bill: Mine is picture of this big Red Hook sign outside our building.
Do you sketch with a particular kind of pen or notebook?
Jason: We use those stenograph notebook graph paper that flip over the top and a black skinny sharpie marker. I like fat lines with a dot at the end.
Bill: I use the point one thickness Staedtler, the really thin one.
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Jason: My dad claims I knew when I was three but I don’t remember. I was like twenty-nine. I’m thirty. When we signed up for the show, I realized I wanted to be a furniture designer.
Bill: I definitely when I was really little loved to build things, and always built stuff. I guess I would say seventeen.
What’s the favorite thing you’ve seen here so far?
Jason: That’s tough. I don’t really know.
Bill: I haven’t had a chance to walk around. The Heineken beer dispenser.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Jason: A race car driver.
Bill: A professional tennis player.
What is your least favorite color?
Jason: Orange. I hate orange
Jason. But wood’s brown.
Bill: Yeah but like the color.
Do you have a hero?
Jason: Cliché but probably my dad.
Bill: Yeah I guess I would say the same thing.