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Interview: Denis Košutić
01.09.2015
Interview Denis Košutić (c) Denis Košutić

Interview Denis Košutić (c) Denis Košutić

Interview: Denis Košutić

01.09.2015

Occupation Interior Designer
Location Vienna
Favourite building in Vienna Wotruba Church
Contact www.deniskosutic.com

No One Puts Clothes On My Cat


Denis Košutić makes prêt-à-porter architecture. He dresses rooms with it. Quite literally. For him, this kind of interior design is the ideal kind of interior design and is “actually just the same as custom-made design”. Košutić finds his inspiration for restaurants, stores, apartments and furniture from fashion, “one of the most dynamic and most highly changeable phenomena of our age.” Košutić’s prêt-à-porter portfolio in Vienna includes the Bambini shop, the Amicis stores and the luxury apartments 6 Rooms.

Where does Vienna give you inspiration for your work?
In its history, which I like to keep reinterpreting.

What does your home look like?
Black-and-white and yet very colourful at the same time.

Tell us a short story about your favourite piece of furniture!
I don’t have a favourite piece of furniture. It’s always a case of the overall composition, not the individual components.

Flea market or vintage store?
Flea markets are too exhausting. I find the atmosphere in antique shops much more pleasant.

Where have you fallen in love in Vienna?
At the Gürtel (ring road).

Did it last?
It has lasted and will last forever.

The Bambini store bears your signature. Are you a customer there, too?
hey don’t sell my size. I don’t have any children and no one is going to put clothes on my cat.

Where do you go shopping, then?
At Dolce&Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, at the Zapateria on Kirchengasse, at Meinl am Graben, at Morawa, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau, on the Brunnenmarkt Market…

If you had superpowers, what would you do with them?
End all wars forever and permanently suppress hunger in the world.

If you could change everything…
…then everything would be much more beautiful.

What are you afraid of?
Cramped, closed spaces – I’m claustrophobic.

What trends catch your eye in Vienna that you really don’t like?
The attitude that trends are something that’s unimportant or even bad. Words like “timeless” or “classic”, which are often used because people are afraid of progress.

What does Vienna’s world of fashion desperately need?
More people who recognize and appreciate fashion and trends.

In your opinion, what makes the city unique?
The contradictions –  severity and levity.

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