In a recent interview, Architonic spoke to industrial designer Khodi Feiz, who was born in Iran and grew up in the US. With his small studio, based in Amsterdam, Feiz is specialized in furniture design and consumer technologies.

Khodi Feiz - Photo © Architonic

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

Khodi Feiz - Photo © Architonic

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If you had to work with one material for the next three years, which would you choose?
Materials are an ever evolving issue and when looking back, I find the tendencies always return to the use of natural materials such as steel, wood, fabrics, … so I would say my favorite material is natural [laughing].

There is a lot of evolution happening within scientific research, and I think that lightweight materiality is a big subject at the moment, which is something that I am interested in as well. Fiber technologies and fiber materials are coming into our domain, especially in furnishing.

Have new technologies influenced your working process?
Not really. For our projects we use technology very heavily, yet all initial ideas are designed on paper. This has not changed for me. I still love the feeling of pen on paper.

What do you think of the expectation to continually produce something NEW?
In my opinion, there is nothing new under the sun. Everything is inspired and evolved by something else. Looking at a screw can lead into the development of a chair. Inspiration is a very big part of our process and that is how I see newness. Thinking of an object in a new context can lead to surprising results.

7760 collection for Gelderland/Hutten - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

7760 collection for Gelderland/Hutten - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

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What is your Superpower?
I am so happy that I can draw and sketch. Because these skills enable the translation of my imagination and thoughts into something real. In this way, I am so blessed.

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Envaya mini for Denon - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

Envaya mini for Denon - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

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Gianno Grater for Royal VKB - Photo © Jeroen van der Wielen

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

Gianno Grater for Royal VKB - Photo © Jeroen van der Wielen

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Tak Lamp by Khodi Feiz - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

Tak Lamp by Khodi Feiz - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

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Plat table (detail) by Khodi Feiz - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

Plat table (detail) by Khodi Feiz - Photo © Feiz Design Studio

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K780 for Logitech - Photo © Jeroen van der Wielen

Material Tendencies: Khodi Feiz | News

K780 for Logitech - Photo © Jeroen van der Wielen

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