Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/ on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/ on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/ on line 1

Notice: Undefined index: localdate in /clientdata/clients/t/r/ on line 1
Design Trends | Exclusive Interview with Ben Heine | Trendspotting


On our quest for outstanding designers we recently came across Ben Heine in Brussels, Belgium. Ben is a painter, illustrator, portraitist and photographer who has developed amazing design concepts such as ‘Digital Circlism’ and ‘Pencil vs. Camera’. We interviewed Ben and asked him where he draws his design inspiration.

Trendspotting: Who or what inspires you?
Ben Heine: Everything around me is a source of creativity. Every smallest event in my life is a big inspiration. For instance random people I meet in the street or the tiniest details I see on a wall… I often spend hours observing things, like unknown people next to me when I’m in a restaurant, trying to foresee what they will say or do. Traveling abroad, going to a museum, watching a movie, reading a book, talking with a beautiful lady, discovering new ways of thinking or new cultures are also sources of inspiration.

Trendspotting:  What is the greatest invention of all times and why?
Ben Heine: I would say that the invention of the bikini in 1946 by Louis Réard
was a great contribution!

Trendspotting: What invention would have been better off if it hadn’t been invented?
Ben Heine: May be the invention of the revolver in 1835 by Samuel Colt. It killed so many people (same for all the weapons in general…)

Trendspotting: What are the three things you don’t leave the house without?
Ben Heine: My camera, my bank card and my phone.

Trendspotting: What was the last concert you saw?
Ben Heine: Although I love music, singers and musicians, I’m not going to concerts very often. I really prefer listening to my favourite songs peacefully at home.

Trendspotting: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Ben Heine: I would really love to travel through time and see how it will be in the far future.

Trendspotting: What’s your favourite style of food?

Ben Heine: I love Italian food, but to be honest, I’m the kind of person who really eats everything everywhere.

Trendspotting: If you could have dinner with any famous person, who would it be?

Ben Heine: Hard to choose… it would be completely awesome to spend some time with Barack Obama.

Trendspotting: What would you imagine the world to look like in 15 years from today?

Ben Heine: 15 years from today is very near, I think it will be almost the same world as we know it now. There will certainly be more technology, more 3D, more social networks, more individualism, more poverty, more wars…

Trendspotting: If you could chose any place to live in the world, where would you want to live?

Ben Heine: Very far from my current place, may be in a quiet little city in Australia, Canada or in the USA.

Trendspotting: Is there anything else you want to share with the world?

Ben Heine: What can we do to improve our world? Think about tomorrow. What can we do to make injustice disappear from the surface of the earth?




Submit your comment

Spot on Ben Heine