Vasil Velchev-Desire Chair
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Interview with Vasil Velchev : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Vasil Velchev : The original idea was inspired by the shape of a tear, but during the modeling the shape was changed. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Vasil Velchev : A chair with smooth shape, nice color, to bring pleasure for all senses. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Vasil Velchev : I will be very happy to see this project alive, hope that there will be a manufacturer who will be interested in producing it. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Vasil Velchev : About 2 months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Vasil Velchev : No, it was not commissioned. I had it in my head and this design competition was a very good reason to force myself to bring the idea to live :-) .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Vasil Velchev : I have plan to sell or lease the production rights to a reliable manufacturer. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Vasil Velchev : Ideas comes to my mind randomly, so there is no special reason. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Vasil Velchev : No. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Vasil Velchev : This chair is suitable for both public places (like clubs, cafeterias ...) and private customers. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Vasil Velchev : I think that the only thing is the shape. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Vasil Velchev : The name 'Desire' was inspired by the shape and the color, by the passion of using this product. Also i wanted this chair to have a woman's name. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Vasil Velchev : If you are talking about software - ProEngneer and KeyShot. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Vasil Velchev : Every design is unique, in my case probably the shape. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Vasil Velchev : No, i was working alone. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Vasil Velchev : The only role of technology in this particular design is the ability to be manufactured .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Vasil Velchev : It was just an inspiration, not influenced by analysis and research .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Vasil Velchev : Balance between design and ergonomy, which i still have doubts that is 100% achieved .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Vasil Velchev : I had a lot of hesitations and doubts if my work is good enough to be shown in a worldwide competition like this but sometimes you should have to believe in your self and try .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Vasil Velchev : Every step forward is a good experience .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Vasil Velchev : No, thanks for the interview .
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