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Desire Chair by Vasil Velchev

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Vasil Velchev (VV) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Vasil Velchev by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Desire here.



Interview with Vasil Velchev at Sunday 10th of March 2013

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
VV: The original idea was inspired by the shape of a tear, but during the modeling the shape was changed.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
VV: A chair with smooth shape, nice color, to bring pleasure for all senses.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
VV: I will be very happy to see this project alive, hope that there will be a manufacturer who will be interested in producing it.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
VV: About 2 months.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
VV: 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 :-)

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?
VV: I have plan to sell or lease the production rights to a reliable manufacturer.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
VV: Ideas comes to my mind randomly, so there is no special reason.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
VV: No.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
VV: This chair is suitable for both public places (like clubs, cafeterias ...) and private customers.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
VV: I think that the only thing is the shape.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
VV: 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.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
VV: If you are talking about software - ProEngneer and KeyShot.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
VV: Every design is unique, in my case probably the shape.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
VV: No, i was working alone.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
VV: The only role of technology in this particular design is the ability to be manufactured

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
VV: It was just an inspiration, not influenced by analysis and research

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
VV: Balance between design and ergonomy, which i still have doubts that is 100% achieved

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
VV: 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

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
VV: Every step forward is a good experience

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
VV: No, thanks for the interview


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

A' Design Award and Competitions grants rights to press members and bloggers to use parts of this interview. This interview is provided as it is; DesignPRWire and A' Design Award and Competitions cannot be held responsible for the answers given by participating designers.

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