Name: Kathrin Haak
Company: Haak interior design of excellence
Position within company: CEO
. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Nowadays everybody is looking for more individuality and more natural materials.
. A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
I keep a work-life-balance with activities in nature. To work as a interior designer, that´s a
passion for me.
. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond.
. And the key trends that we should be aware of?
More intelligent systems. Other trends you can study in the automobile industry. Design will
be once more and more various between the brands.
. How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Only advantages – a lot of PR, acknowledgment and motivation.
. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Be sure of the important needs of your client. Visualise as often as possible during the design process.
. How do you relax?
Activities in the outdoors.
. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To intensify my business relations. Perhaps one or two new projects.
. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
. The car you drive?
. Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
Italy, the Greek Islands, Ireland, The Balearic Islands.
. Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
The Sandhouse Hotel/Rossnowlagh Beach/Ireland.
. The place that gives you the most energy?
Definitely the sea.
. And the place that enables you to totally relax?
To go out to eat with friends and a good wine.
. Favourite food and drink?
Tapas, red or white wine.