Art.sy: What’s your definition of design?
Diane von Furstenberg: My definition of design is something that’s utilitarian and precious.
Art.sy: What design object do you live with that you couldn’t live without?
DVF: Oh I could live without everything. But I would say my iPad.
Art.sy: Can you share your favorite design book, periodical, or blog?
DVF: … I’ve been watching Art.sy. [winks]
Art.sy: What’s your favorite piece being exhibited here at Design Miami/?
DVF: I love all of the furniture. There’s so much.
Art.sy: In your own personal space or spaces, how do design objects and fine art relate?
DVF: I don’t look at fine art the same way as a design object. Design is about function. Art is about feeling.
Portrait courtesy of Seth Browarnik.