|FAE: What motivated you to get into design?
Philippe Bestenheider: When I was a young boy I wanted to become an inventor. I always loved to build things with the materials that were at hand around the household, an old box of cigars, rubber bands, spaghetti, glue, scotch tape etc. I enjoyed finding solutions to problems with “les moyens du bord” like we say in French, the things you have onboard when on sea. I pretty much see my profession in this way now. You have to find the most efficient, economical and at the same time expressive solution with given constraints of materials and processes.