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Black Fan Light Fixture Set Illumination and Visual Interest in a Space by Vandana Tiwari Sharma

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Vandana Tiwari Sharma (VS) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Vandana Tiwari Sharma by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Black Fan Light Fixture Set here.



Interview with Vandana Tiwari Sharma at Thursday 19th of April 2012

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
VS: The Inspiration was the Brain Cell and it's transmitters

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
VS: Illumination of the key areas of a space and to keep a visual flow

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
VS: To be bought by a light fixture manufacturer, so it can be produced

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
VS: took about 2 weeks

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
VS: It seemed unique to me.

FS: 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?
VS: I would like this design to bought by a light fixture manufacturer

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
VS: I challenged myself to explore into an unknown zone to create something unique. But it was pretty intuitive and effortless.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
VS: May be, Karim Rashid

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
VS: Public spaces' Interiors

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
VS: It's shape and form is rather uniquely refreshing

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
VS: As these light fixtures were a proposed design for a building named Black Fan.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
VS: Sketch up and Photoshop.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
VS: The double headed wall scones and unusual mix of materials like plastic with crystals

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
VS: I conceived and created the design for the light fixtures and the cafe, and then for the final presentation purposes, cad drawings were produced by my partner Nataliya Demarco.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
VS: 3D modeling in Google Sketchup was a breeze. My salute to technology

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
VS: N/A

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
VS: The Challenge remains....as it needs to be physically produced.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
VS: Great feedback from local Architects and designers

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
VS: I found out that I am good designer after all with universal appeal

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
VS: NO


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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