Is there a certain design approach
that you pursue?
I always try to take a novel, previously
unexplored approach in my designs. This
mostly results in unconventional solutions,
which I can then turn into innovations.
In my opinion, design is a mixture
of logic, aesthetics and art.
What inspires you?
The world around me. For example, I
de veloped the first prototypes of the
VELLO bike for a trip to Cuba. I wanted
to design a light bicycle that would
make it easy to travel in buses or cars
whilst discovering a country and its
people at the same time.
Do you have a motto for life?
I try to go through life with my eyes
wide open to recognise the potential
of nature and its beauty. That is why
I like opposites and seeing things in different

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