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Richard Bone at work for Cowboy
What is your background?
Before Cowboy, I studied automotive design at the Royal College of Art in London. The workshops were organised in close collaboration with various manufacturers. At that time I realised that the car industry was moving in a positive direction. Yet 15 years ago it was still producing fossil-fuel cars and very large SUVs, and nothing was fit for the real purposes.
What were your first steps in design?
I started almost 19 years ago in London, in the field of product and human services design. I worked for the large design agency Pearson Lloyd, which designs a lot of interiors and services for companies in the transport and health sectors.
How do you see your work developing?
Thanks to these experiences, I think I now know what is essential, the value and the durability of a product: making sure that the experience is understandable, that the interactivity with the user is as fluid and intuitive as possible, and that finally, real answers to concrete uses – solutions – are integrated.