Nóra Demeter: It’s my six-year-old, Kristóf, who gets our day started: family breakfast, nursery school, feeding the cat.
Gábor Zoboki: I went from being a morning lark to a night owl. Since I moved to a loft apartment, I find it difficult to leave from home. I live my life differently from before. I enjoy sunrises and the ornithological “noise pollution”
ND: Don Giovanni and Schubert’s string quartets.
GZ: My tastes are eclectic. I like everything from Mozart to the music of the turn of the century. Going to MŰPA (the Hungarian arts centre), is like an infectious disease with us, so our favourites tend to depend on who’s performing there.
ND: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
GZ: Brassaï’s letters. In addition to being highly topical, the letters are also extremely subtle and dynamic.
ND: Badacsonytomaj (by Lake Balaton).
ND: I love cooking, because it’s also a creative process.
GZ: It’s clearly restaurants for me. I feel the desire to learn to cook, but I need to open myself up to it first.
ND: I like the printed version best.
ND: I prefer printed magazines.
GZ: I like trade journals. The daily press gets me down...
ND: A dynamic necklace...
GZ: Ties, scarves, hats, cuff links – I have quite a collection.
ND: I’d never go topless in a monokini.
ND-GZ: The Telenor headquarters, which represents both essential knowledge and freedom. And our pet projects are designing family homes, because we make friends and have great personal experiences.
ND: With my mother in her “kilim cafe” in the heavens.
GZ: With one of the guys from the Baroque era. For example, one of the French composers from the reign of Louis the Great, like Lully or Rameau, wearing their huge powdered wigs. I think that was the last point when everything was in harmony.
ND: Architect Carlo Scarpa from Verona and Venice, who shaped my approach.
GZ: We pay great attention to the work of Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel. Their star has been burning brightly for nearly 30 years.
ND: This accelerated pace of life can give rise to a certain superficiality. For us, the related fields are a source of daily inspiration. Young people today seem a little narrow-minded, so I try to get them interested in erudition. I place great importance on being widely learned and well informed, and also on keeping an open mind.
GZ: They should be immune to daily hassles and ad-hoc problems, be familiar and remain up-to-date with related fields and be sensitive and sympathetic. The only places where you can learn our profession really well are good workshops.