School sets the routine – I always take the children to school. Then I have a coffee and orange juice at my favourite bakery nearby, and buy breakfast for the next morning.
I make a to-do checklist, and call everyone on the list. That way, I can concentrate on my work for the rest of the day.
I listen to all kinds of music and I don’t really have a favourite. I listen to a lot of classical music, even though it’s hard to give yourself over to music with three kids around. When I really yearn for music, I take out my motorbike and listen to music during the ride.
There are two important books that I’ve read recently:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, which nearly all my male friends have read,
and Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth by Gitta Sereny. All dictators have an architect and that’s where the question of responsibility arises. Just like Mario and the Magician, it’s about manipulation and susceptibility to manipulation by others.
I like travelling anywhere within Europe. I appreciate good architecture, and now that my children are older we can go sightseeing together. I like spending time with my children and I’d like to show them and pass on to them as much as I can. I also have the opportunity to travel a lot because of my work.
The kitchen has a central role for us, and although I’ve designed kitchens for lots of families, ours has only just been finished to look just the way I wanted it to. I like watching my wife cook and I sometimes prepare steaks although I have to admit I’m no expert in that regard. Grocery shopping on the other hand is something I enjoy doing.
I read the daily papers on the Internet.
I only read foreign magazines.
I go for the smart casual look. Long-sleeved shirts and comfortable shoes are the staple items in my wardrobe.
My preferences change. For example, I used to wear jackets, which I hardly do any more.
There are none that I could pick out in particular. I always try to give my best. I work for love. My work is a continuous dialogue between client and designer, the two sides of the same coin. However, there are some tough moments. Creativity and rational thinking make strange bedfellows. The technical aspect sometimes hampers creativity. I constantly keep up with new technologies to enable my creativity to soar.
I’d like to have a conversation with Viktor Orbán.
Naturally, there was more than one person, but I'll only mention just a few names. One is György Lefkovics, who showed me there can be life outside the communist bubble. Another is my wife, Tímea Luzsi. She’s a costume designer, and it was through her that I came into close contact with the world of fabrics and textiles. She also spends a great deal of time with the family, which I really value. And Mariateresa Aliprandi, who made it possible for me to meet Citterio and Lissoni.
I would get everyone to see a therapist. I think self knowledge is a very important quality, but it’s one that’s not promoted by the Hungarian school system. A lot of time could be saved that way.