He knows his way round East Hampton. He has worked in this paradise of style in Long Island as well as in New York, he greatly appreciates Cy Twombly and Lucio Fontana and, following a sabbatical, he has been the Creative Director and partner at Bernd Gruber international interior design studio for a couple of years now. We spoke to Upper Austrian Philipp Hoflehner about craft and art.
MF – Does design adapt to the times?
BG – Design has a time stamp and is often ephemeral. As interior designers, we work on an interior design combination and attempt to attain timelessness by combining the right elements and thus creating such a stylish atmosphere. Each of our designs is comprised partly of the client's idea and of our input on the other hand. Of course, the location also plays a decisive role. A city villa in London is naturally planned in a different manner than a chalet in Kitzbühel.