#myartcoustic is a series of Q&A’s with professionals where sound and design have a profound impact on their life and work. These interviews are made to inspire you to notice your everyday soundscape - because life is too short for bad sound. #myartcoustic.
Our second interview is with interior designer Helle Flou, who since 2011 has run her own studio from central Copenhagen, and specialises in interior architecture & design, concept development, project supervision and creative direction. HelleFlou Studio, works within fashion, retail, housing, hotel, restaurants and offices, with a focus to always to create meaningful, lasting and beautiful outcomes.
Artcoustic: Hi Helle, thanks for having us in your beautiful studio, it's very inspiring. Did you always know that you wanted to work with interior design?
Helle: Yes of course, I have known from a very early age that I wanted to work with architecture and interior design. Since I was 8 years old I have been redecorating my friends' bedrooms. It's in my blood somehow.
I love creating balanced interiors with a touch of elegance. My main focus is to create a meaningful, lasting and beautiful result, that makes people feel good. Interior design has the power to make people feel comfortable and peaceful, if it's done right, and that's why I love my job. I consider what the clients wants and needs for every project, but always aim to give them more than they could have imagined.
Artcoustic: What has an influence on you?
Helle: I get influenced and inspired by many different aspects of life. I am a sensitive being and I notice energies wherever I go. When I see beauty in nature or a well balanced interior somewhere, I notice the details and find ways to implement elements into my projects. But I must say that nature is probably my biggest inspiration. It's an endless source of beauty and wonders.
Artcoustic: As someone who is creative, how is music/sound important in your life/work?
Helle: Music is extremely important to me. Music is my medicine. It helps me process my feelings and thoughts. I listen to music all day long while working, commuting, walking and cooking. Cannot live without it!
Artcoustic: What is “quality of life” to you?
Helle: Quality of life to me is many things, but mainly staying in touch with myself. Listening to my gut. Living and loving according to my highest potential. It's about the core essentials, being present, being brave, being grateful. That's what gives my life quality and meaning.
Artcoustic: What is your favourite piece of music?
Helle: Oh my goodness, that is a hard one as I have soooo many favourite pieces of music! I like different genres and artists, and its impossible to single something out. On my playlist right now is Stevie Wonder, Arianna Grande, Florence & The Machine, Chris Stapleton, Rhye, Beyonce, Erikah Badu, Marvin Gaye, Angie Stone..........and many many more! It's a mix of old and new, pop and soul and even country.
Artcoustic: Why do you choose Artcoustic?
Helle: Artcoustic has a perfect combination of the best sound quality and the coolest design. It's super easy to integrate into my designs and work, and I love that you can choose whatever colour you want. I recommend it to all my clients and I have the Artcoustic CPH-10 speaker in my office. The music is playing all day long while I work. I love it!
Artcoustic: Thank you Helle
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