We See You@ICFF:DesignGlut
Kegan Fisher and Liz Kinnmark of DesignGlut
How many pairs of shoes/glasses do you own?
Kegan: I’m not really a shoe person. I have maybe six, seven. Glasses I have one.
Liz: Ten, I would say.
Think of something else ICFF can stand for.
Liz: Intelligent Community Free. That’s not intelligent. InterContinental Fountain Forest.
Kegan: I think ICFF is perfect for what it is.
If you could build a piece of furniture out of any material in the world, what would it be?
Kegan: I would say something maybe out of silicone, or like a skin-based something.
Liz: She wants to work in human skin is what she’s trying to say.
What is the desktop picture on your computer?
Liz: Mine is a collage of various things from my favorite artists that I anally put together in Photoshop. It’s a bit embarrassing.
Kegan: I have a shot form a recent Italian Vogue magazine—supermodels in rehab, naked in bathtubs.
Do you sketch with a particular kind of pen or notebook?
Kegan: I like the fine-point sharpies. But I just got my favorite sketchbook ever, from Muji.
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Liz: Like somewhere around eight grade I started sewing clothes.
Kegan: I was in high school and I looked at the DWR catalogue all the time, and I wasn’t sure that someone actually designed it. I asked my mom where the things came from and she had no idea. And then I realized there were people behind the designs and that I could be one of those people, and that changed everything.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve seen here?
Kegan: Those perforated Jean Nouvel leather chairs
Liz: I love the Charles and Marie booth, it’s black and slanted.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Liz: Probably an architect or mechanical engineer.
Kegan: A writer maybe. I always wanted to write, I love to write, I do all the time. Maybe a painter.
What is your least favorite color?
Liz: Purple. I have a deep hatred of purple.
Kegan: Every color has a place, it just has to be appropriate. Even purple has a place. I don’t like yellow that much. Not big on yellow.
Do you have a hero?
Liz: John Pettingil, our fabricator.
Kegan: He’s amazing.