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    Mickaël Koska

    Mickaël Koska

    1. Where were you born and where are you from ?

    I was born in Marseille, in France.

    2. What is your first memory connected to the art world ?

    When I was a child traveling in New Zealand, I discovered for the first time the meaning of contemporary art.

    3. Have you always worked in the art/design field ?

    No, I’ve tried my hand at several jobs, always with a creative dimension, because that’s what’s driven me since I was a child.

    4. What led you to the design creation ?

    After a trip to Australia, I started designing furniture for my own needs, and this marked the beginning of my creative process.

    5. How would you describe your creative process and it influences ?

    6. Could you describe a typical day of your work ?

    A cup of coffee, a few stretches, a plan for the day and off to the workshop, where there are many different tasks. But the days I enjoy the most are those when I have the time to concentrate exclusively on one project.

    7. Why did you choose the specific materials you work with ?

    I like to discover materials for their technical and aesthetic characteristics, I try them out and some attract me more than others in their possibilities.

    @Carlos Martinez

    8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?

    My pieces are produced in collaboration with local craftsmen and showcase exacting expertise. It’s the details that make the difference.

    9. What advices could you give to beginning artists who would like to create sculptural design works ?

    Start by having fun and observe the reaction.

    10. If your works had to belong to a design movement, in which one would you define it ?

    None in my opinion

    11. What designers and artists have influenced you ?

    Pierre Paulin, Charles & Ray Eames, Joseph-André Motte, Charlotte Perriand

    12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?

    Mathieu Lehanneur, Jaime Hayon, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance 

    13. What contemporary artists (in any kind of art) have you been inspired by ?

    Anish Kapoor, Subodh Gupta, Olafur Eliasson

    14. If you had to summarize your creations in one word or sentence, what would it be ?

    Poetic, natural and assumed

    15. Is there anything you would like to add ?

    Embrace your dreams – life’s too short!

    Proust Questionnaire with very short answers (one or a few words) :
    (The Proust Questionnaire is a set of questions answered by the French writer Marcel Proust. Other historical figures who have answered confession albums are Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne…)

    1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

    Living without expectations, right now.

    2. What is your greatest fear?

    Not evolving

    3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

    My sometimes extreme perfectionism

    4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

    Lack of commitment

    5. Which living person do you most admire?

    My son

    6. What is your greatest extravagance?

    My spontaneity

    7. What is your current state of mind?

    Create, enjoy and collaborate.

    8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


    9. What is the quality you most like in a man ?

    I Pass

    10. What is the quality you most like in a woman ?

    I Pass

    11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

    “It’s incredible”

    12. Which talent would you most like to have?

    Absolute clairvoyance

    13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    Sometimes I’m too impulsive

    14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    My personal evolution

    15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

    A migratory bird

    16. Where would you most like to live?

    On a new planet where everything has yet to be created

    17. What is your most treasured possession?

    My vintage motorbike, Honda cub 70cc

    18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

    I Pass

    19. What is your favorite occupation?

    Getting out into nature and connecting with it

    20. What is your most marked characteristic?


    21. What do you most value in your friends?

    Their personalities and sense of humor

    22. Who are your favorite writers?

    Amélie Nothomb & Émile Zola

    23. Who is your hero of fiction?

    Mister Bean

    24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

    Pablo Picasso

    25. Who are your heroes in real life?

    My parents

    26. What are your favorite names?

    Names of American origin

    27. What is it that you most dislike?

    Searching for my words

    28. What is your greatest regret?

    Not having moved abroad when I was younger

    29. How would you like to die?

    Old, wise and accomplished, surrounded to my relatives

    30. What is your motto?

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

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