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Turf Rug Lounger Lounge Chair by MASUO FUJIMURA

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer MASUO FUJIMURA (MF) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of MASUO FUJIMURA by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Turf rug lounger here.



Interview with MASUO FUJIMURA at Wednesday 29th of January 2014

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MF: I get inspirations for my designs from our daily lives. I believe that designs need to send messages to society and change something better.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MF: I wanted to create a brand new living space which we had never had.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
MF: I don’t have any particular plans.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MF: It took about one week to design and create concept for this Rug Lounger.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MF: I pursued my inspiration because I believed this Rug Lounger would create a brand new concept.

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?
MF: My design is not used or produced by another company. I have no plan to sell or lease the production right. This is just a prototype and mass production is a next challenge.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
MF: I designed this because it was a brand new idea.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
MF: I respect Jean Prouve. His work influenced my work.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
MF: I designed this Rug Lounger for whoever would like to use.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MF: I believe that my design is very unique.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
MF: I gave my design a name as you can see.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MF: I used CAD while designing this Rug Lounger.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MF: The most unique aspect of my work is to use artificial grass rug.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
MF: I own my design company and work alone.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
MF: Nothing, specially.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
MF: I ran a simulation by creating a real-size model.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
MF: I wanted to make this Rug Lounger universally user-friendly. I adjusted the slope angle of Longer and armrest position many times.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
MF: I usually submitted my design to an exhibition when its organizer had invited me.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
MF: Not during designing, after designing, when I checked the real thing, I found some points to be improved such as hardness and strength of material.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MF: Nothing, specially.


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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