The first time I visited Perazza was many years ago, at the old Magis factory. I was hoping to have a chat with him, to start a collaboration with Magis. With me was my girlfriend (now wife) Nienke, who collaborates with me and has always traveled together with me.
The conversation with Perazza flowed, but one thing led to another and he ended up looking at Nienke’s artwork instead of my work! He became very interested in her creativity, and asked Nienke to design some mirrors – I think they were funny ones that changed the appearance of those who looked into them. Eventually, that project was abandoned, and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Magis for many years now. But I recall this story fondly, because it reminds me that Perazza is someone who is truly interested in every creative person, not just designers, and is not afraid to seek inspiration from unexpected places.