The Hero’s Journey of Gianfranco Setzu

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
•CREATE, invent new worlds, compose new fascinations and ideas, make your eyes happy.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
•Sun + Sea + Music + love + beauty, a nice catalog of a new show to see, a thick paper notebook with watercolors and a plate of fried calamari and a lemon beer!
What is my greatest fear?
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  
•Not being able to disguise my thoughts
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
•Dieter Rams, Jasper Morrison, Kaws, Anthony Burril, Paola Antonelli,
Masamichi Katayama, Kam Tang, Geoff McFetridge, Tyler Brûlé …
What is my greatest extravagance?  
•I try to do some extravagance every day, waiting for the biggest one!
On what occasion would I lie?  
•It would be nice never. But to defend against rudeness and impertinence
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  
•Whenever I’m appreciated by people I appreciate, every place is special and unique in its own way.
If I could, what would I change about myself?  
•I’m too greedy!
What is my greatest achievement in work?  
•Being able to be myself with what I produce and project
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?
•A state that I wish to realize as soon as possible!
Where would I most like to live? 
•Between London, Milan and Sardinia
What is my most treasured possession?
•Monica.The morning light. The fresh air of the evening, being able to see and understand all this.
What is my most marked characteristic?
•I love to laugh and I crave beauty!
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  
•I will talk about Sardinia as if it were a city! : San Giovanni di Sinis near Oristano, The “Man” in Nuoro, the buildings in the center of Sassari, the alleys of Castello in Cagliari
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
•The Queen in Escovedu, Sa Scolla in Baradili, La dolce Vita in Ghilarza, Frida in Cagliari, Mirti Mirtillo in Sassari, Monti Blu in Nuoro.
What books influenced my life and how?
•The empire of the signs by Roland Barthes , The beauty in photography by Susan Sontag, nothing ancient under the sun by Luigi Ghirri, Hello World by Alice Rawsthorn, influenced me because they showed me the beauty and genius in the world that I live
Who are my favorite writers?
•Alice Rawsthorn / Banana Yoshimoto / Maria Luisa Frisa / Alberto Bassi / Kawabata Yasunari / Paul Arden / Tyler Brûlé / and others that do not come to mind!
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
•Roisin Murphy / Disclosure / Kartell / Kanye West / Feist / Friendly fires / de la soul / Michael Jackson / Petit Bisquit …
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
• Totoro
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
•Monica. My family. My friends, who I love!
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
•“Giulietta degli spiriti” by Fellini , “Marnie” by Alfred Hitchcock, “Fight Club” by David Fincher, “Hana bi” by Takeschi Kitano, “Kiki delivery service “ by Hayao Miyazaki
What role plays art in my life and work?
•FUNDAMENTAL, culture and the sense of beauty obsess me.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  
•I always have new ones! And I can not wait to get to know the next one!
Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  
•I really like HAY (the Danish design company), and I find beautiful HEM (Swedish company for design). ( HAY_HEM > they sound good !)
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?
•I would like to speak with Alice Rawsthorn, and Francesco Bonami. I would like to chat with Roisin Murphy and Rolf and Mette Hay, I would like to ask for advice and be guided by Tyler Brulè
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  
• The new foulard, and the lamp I’ve been studying for a long time, it’s in lasercutting !!
Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
•I have exhibited at the last FUORISALONE in Milan, in different websites you can see my work and we are planning a next exhibition, if you want in my social profiles always find new content!
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
• That the passion for what I do is part of me, that can not retire, because I would die.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
• I’m curious about MR. of kaikaikiki
How can you contact me?
• my site > _ here you can find all my contacts and links!

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