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TALKS with SCOTT HEUVELHORST                                    View in your browser

Scott Heuvelhorst and Katerina Kouzoukas

SK Design Group is a globally minded Chicago-based design firm that specializes in modern interiors, but also embraces aspects of contemporary and classic design. SK engages in both commercial and residential interior projects where the greatest goal is to transform the energy of a space. Scott is a down to earth Dutch fellow with an incredible well of knowledge when it comes to curating a custom space. Katerina is a Chicago native with Greek roots and draws a lot of her inspiration from travels abroad. 

What defines your design process?
SCOTT: Our conceptual process is to source and curate a well of inspiration that draws from global, modern, and contemporary design. Our goal with any space is to create a good energy using a combination of scale and proportion mixed with finishes and colors. 

                    

What`s your motto in architecture?
SCOTT: Form meets function. Our practice is to precisely hone in on what is needed to make a space cohesive, expressive and functional.

Whom do you draw inspiration from?
SCOTT: Many architects and artists, among whom Tdao Ando, Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni and Pitsou Kedem. I admire Tdao Ando for the way he blends the outdoor and the indoor; Patricia Urquiola for dictating what`s modern and setting trends and Piero Lissoni for his clean and industrial aesthetics. I am also inspired by Pitsou Kedem`s pursuit for purity of form and shape and in its goal of achieving a spatial perception of comfort and tranquility. 


What are your favorite buildings? 
SCOTT: Tadao Ando`s Eyechaner Lee House and the Ando Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago. The first because it is mostly concrete but has a softness that feels magical and enchanting. The second because of the incredible energy that such a minimal space is able to emanate. I am also fascinated by the Broad Musuem by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in LA because it cuts such a beautiful shape and is very pleasing to me both inside and out.


What are your favorite destinations?
SCOTT: London. Amsterdam, Belgium, Greece.


Do you like to cook?
SCOTT: Yes and my favorite dish to make and eat is Korean miso and honey glazed cod.