【CHOK 专访】Philipp Beyeler: 瑞士第一刀具品牌力康设计总监

Philipp Beyeler

Philipp Beyeler

采访日期: 2014年09月08日

他是一个爱煮食的奶爸,认为一顿美味就像一件好设计、一首好歌,能唤起人们的情感。他和 Kuhn Rikon 的同事们,设计出彩虹色谱的刀具和各种独特的厨房用具,就是为了人们的煮食过程更快乐。做饭,应该是一件幸福的事。

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ChokStick: Tell us about yourself, your studio, where are you from, your favorite movie or music band, the craziest thing you’ve done before?

Philipp : I am 50% Dutch and 50% Swiss. That means I am on the edge of two different cultural. Netherland is totally flat with a big relationship to the sea. Switzerland in contrast has no sea at all but is surrounded of high mountains. Dutch people are very open and love to travel. Switzerland is probably more conservative and the Swiss loves thing which last forever. This two character traits are a very strong part of my work. I like to learn from different cultures and discover new things. On the other hand I also love thing with a very good quality. All new Products should have surprising and innovative elements, but also made of a very good quality.

I don’t have a favourite movie or music band. It is all about emotion. I am addicted to the perfect song for the right moment.  Each song should spark my fantasy and my emotion. So I don’t have a specific band, but I have a lot of great emotions related to a song. However music plays an important part in my live. I also believe that good design has the same approach. It should trigger emotions to the people.
 
The craziest and best thing I ever did and do, was to get married and having kids J With kids every day is different and you start seeing things from a different and unexpected angle.

ChokStick: 关于设计师本人

Philipp : 我是荷兰和瑞士的混血,这意味着我踩在这两种不同文化的边缘上。荷兰基本上是个大平原,与海洋有着密切关系;而瑞士则被重重的高山所环绕。荷兰人十分开朗,热爱旅游;而瑞士人相对保守,喜欢一些恒久不变的事物。这两种性格对我的工作有很大影响。一方面我很好奇,喜欢学习不同的文化,另一方面,我也深爱着各种高品质的物件。因此,我对创作产品的要求是既要创新、能带来惊喜,同时必须有极好的品质。

我觉得电影和音乐都是关乎情感的,在某个时刻听一首刚刚好的歌,就很让我沉醉。我听歌都是凭感觉的,没有特别喜欢哪个乐队,但生活中很多特别时刻都与音乐有关,每一首歌都可能激发我的幻想和情感。音乐是我生活中的一个很重要的部分,就像好的设计一样,他们都能触发人们的情感。

对我来说,最疯狂的事情莫过于结婚和带小孩了。和孩子度过的每一天都是一种全新的体验,我要重新学习用不同的角度看世界。

早晨给 PHILIPP 带来无限灵感

早晨给 PHILIPP 带来无限灵感

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PHILIPP 的爱车

ChokStick: Where does your inspiration and creativity come from?

Philipp : I get inspiration from everywhere. I carry a big fantasy library with things, emotions, scenes and colours. When I have to design something new, I walk through my imaginary library and put the different ingredients  to a new product together.

ChokStick: 关于灵感来源

Philipp : 我从生活中的每一处摄取创作灵感:周遭的事物,我对他们的感受,我去的地方,世间的颜色,我都会一一记录下来。当我需要创作一件新产品的时候,我就会从中寻找灵感,结合不同的元素来创作。


ChokStick: Tell us about the brand, and the philosophy behind it.

Philipp: Kuhn Rikon, is a Swiss family firm with its headquarters in Rikon (Switzerland). Kuhn Rikon has been inspiring the world of cooking with innovative products all about preparation, serving and enjoyment since 1926. Our products can be obtained worldwide in more than 40 countries.
In 1949 Jacques Kuhn developed the pressure cooker for every day kitchen. Since then millions of pressure cookers where sold all over the world. Kuhn Rikon combines technology and know-how with high tech and environmentally-friendly production at its tradition-rich location in Rikon. Even the NEW YORK TIMES rated our pressure cooker as the “Mercedes-Benz of pressure cooker”. The innovative spirit from Jacques Kuhn is still our motivation for everyday work. We are proud of our can openers, the iconic peelers and many others unique kitchen tools. A great expression of Kuhn Rikon design are our coloured knives. We were the first company who started colouring knives in the range of the rainbow.  Our goal is always to create useful but also fun kitchen tools for every day cooking. We believe cooking should be fun and not work! 

In recent years many of the innovative and superbly functional products have won design awards (Red dot, IF, Good Design, Design Plus, etc). Even MoMa (the Museum of Modern Art) sells Kuhn Rikon products in its own shop.

ChokStick: 关于设计理念

Philipp: Kuhn Rikon 是一家瑞士家族企业,公司总部在瑞士苏黎世附近的 Rikon。自 1926 年起开始开发并生产厨具,是锅具行业在质量、功能和创新方面的领军者,产品遍布全球四十多个国家。1949 年,Jacques Kuhn 研发出压力锅 (Duromatic ),压力锅从此走入人们的日常厨房,并远销海外。Kuhn Rikon 懂得现代科技与自然环境的关系,并将两者极好地结合。正如纽约时报称其压力锅为 “压力锅中的奔驰”,这个品牌至今一直传承着 Jacques Kuhn 的创新精神。作为设计师,我们都对自己的厨具产品感到自豪,比如开罐头器和剥皮器等独一无二的厨房工具。而彩色刀具是 Kuhn Rikon 的一项伟大设计,我们首创用彩虹色谱做成刀具的颜色,也希望可以创造实用且有趣的厨房工具,让人们每天的煮食生活充满乐趣。我们相信煮食应该是幸福有趣的,而不是一项工作。

近年来,Kuhn Rikon 有许多极有创意和功能实用的产品赢得了国际设计奖项(红点、IF、Good Design,Design Plus 等等),甚至 MoMa (现代艺术博物馆)也将 Kuhn Rikon 的产品引入其商店。

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ChokStick: Do you like cooking? Which kitchen-wares do you think can best express the philosophy of Kuhn Rikon?

Philipp : Yes I love cooking! It is probably the easiest way to create new things. It’s designing without limit and the best thing is that at the end you could eat it! A fantastic meal is like good design or a perfect pop song. It should evoke emotion. I also like the social and cultural aspect of cooking. I love to discover new food form different countries with different tastes.

The colored knives are a good expression of the Kuhn Rikon philosophy. They are simple, quality, sharp but also a fun kitchen tools. Personally the best expression of the Kuhn Rikon philosophy is always also the newest product. It is our passion to create products with the Kuhn Rikon spirit in it.

ChokStick: 关于厨艺

Philipp : 我很爱烹饪!这大概是最低门槛的创新途径了。煮食的设计是无限的,而最棒的是当你完成了还能大吃一顿!一顿美味就像是一件好设计、一首好歌,它能唤起人们的情感。我也喜欢跟煮食有关的社交和文化活动,每当我发现不同国家的食物新做法、新味道,我都会很开心。

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ChokStick: Is there anything new you’d like to try in the next 3 years? Do you feel a responsibility to contribute to something greater than yourselves?

Philipp: I am not the live planner. Things could change very quickly, so I try to enjoy the moment and put one step after the other. I am happy to see my kids growing and I hope for a lot great moments and experiences in the future. I am thinking that all human a part of something greater. We all should try to work for the next generation and the world itself. I am happy when I can help inspire people in the kitchen. A healthy, fresh cooked meal, enjoyed together with family and friends is still one of the best thing in the world.

ChokStick: 关于计划和责任

Philipp: 我不善于规划生活,计划不如变化快,所以我尽量去享受每一个瞬间,活在当下,一步一步往前走。我很开心看到孩子的成长,我也希望未来可以更多地陪伴孩子。我一直在想,好设计应该是以人为本的,我们都应该为下一代着想,为整个地球的环境着想。能启发人们烹饪的灵感,我感到很幸福。而跟家人朋友一起享用一桌健康、新鲜的菜肴,仍然是世间最美好的事情。


ChokStick: Did you have an “Aha!” moment when you realized that design was something you could do for a living? What has been the biggest risk you’ve taken to move forward?

Philipp: I don’t have a specific moment, because creating was always a part of my live. I have tons of folders with designs which I would like to bring alive. It is nothing what I wanted to do or have to do. It’s just happened. It took me a long time to accept this. I always thought that designing things is not real work. So first I started to studying architecture.  One day, I don’t know why, I just went to the design school instead visiting the architecture class. From the first second I knew that I was at the right place. Instantly everything was easy. So I never went back to the architecture class…

ChokStick: 关于挑战

Philipp: 我没有特别的设计时刻,因为对我来说,创造已经是我生活的一部分了。我有着成千上万的设计概念想要付诸实践,我想的和我必须做的都不重要,设计就这么自然而然地蹦出来了,我花了好些时间才能适应。我以前总觉得设计是一种不现实的工作,因此我最初是想学建筑的。有一天,我毫无缘故地就突然跑到设计学校去了。然而从那第一秒钟我就知道,我来对地方了!接踵而来的一切都那么简单容易,而我再也没有回去上建筑课了。

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ChokStick: What is your typical day look like?

Philipp: I am very lucky to live and work in our California office. So I start the day with a half hour bike ride to the office. The air, the sky and  nature in California is just indescribable. Every ride is different, but always a great experience. Then my second highlight in the morning is a good cup of coffee. I am really happy, that someone invented coffee. The first sip is always the best and makes me feel alive. Then, unfortunately I have to do a lot of emailing. Once this is done, the great part of my job starts – creating and working on new products. In-between I keep on drinking coffee. It is great to work with people from different departments on new kitchen tools. To see how teamwork brings ideas to live, makes me happy. The newest product is also always the best. In the evening the bike brings me back home. Mostly I cook dinner, or do homework with the kids. Since the boys are in school, we don’t have that much time for playing. I like to finish the day with a final great cup of coffee.

ChokStick: 关于日常生活

Philipp: 可以在加州的办公室工作与生活,我感到很幸运。我的一天就是从骑半个小时自行车去上班开始的,加州的阳光、空气和整个自然气息都太棒了,每一趟骑行都有意外收获,都是极好的体验。而每天早上那一杯咖啡就是我的第二大精神支柱,发明咖啡的人太有才了!只需轻轻喝上一口咖啡,我就整个人都活过来了。然后,我就要掉进邮件的泥沼里,只有回复完所有的邮件,我才能埋头进入我最爱的设计之中。创造新的产品,是我一天最重要的事。当然,在这期间,咖啡是不能断的。跟不同部门的同事一起研究新的厨房用具是一件很棒的事情,团队成员共同想出好的点子并且付诸实现,是很快乐的,而最新的产品也总是最好的。晚上骑车回家,我会自己做饭,陪孩子做作业。但自从儿子们上学了,我们在一起玩的时间就少了很多。而咖啡,也是我一天最美妙的句号。

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ChokStick: What are your favorite quotes that motivate you all the time?

Philipp: I don’t have a specific favourite quotes. Family, friends, my bike ride in the morning and a good coffee gives me already a great motivation.

ChokStick: 关于励志名言

Philipp: 我没有特别喜欢的名言。家庭、朋友、早晨的骑行和一杯好喝的咖啡,就是我最大的动力。

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