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H20il Bench and Occasional Table by Jeffrey Day

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Jeffrey Day (JD) for A' Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Jeffrey Day by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design H20il here.



Interview with Jeffrey Day at Thursday 10th of September 2015

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
JD: To take a simple occurrence like oil in water and give it a different perspective.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
JD: I am to offer this bench as part of a "family of products" on my website so that people may purchase them.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
JD: From concept to prototype was about 4-5 months.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
JD: Totally inspiration driven, I find my best work is inspired. Although commissioned inspiration would be ideal!

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?
JD: I intend to offer this line through Day-Studios.com.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
JD: I feel it is a valid, contemporary design idea... I wanted people to enjoy it.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
JD: We all stand on the shoulders of giants. That being said I have been influenced by all the designers and designs that came before this one.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
JD: Anyone that appreciates contemporary deign, hopefully from all walks of life.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
JD: Some furniture disappears after time, its just another function of out daily lives. My hope is that this will grab peoples attention more frequently.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
JD: Its very matter of fact... its h20 and oil: H2Oil

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
JD: Solid Works, Adobe CS, CNC, good old fashioned hand tools.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
JD: the organic shapes of the surface.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
JD: na

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
JD: Technology plays a huge role in most of my designs, this was no different. From design iterations to CNC output, technology is truly my partner.

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

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
JD: The largest challenge was to realize the casted leg using small foundries. There was a learning curve there for sure.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
JD: I felt the design was credible enough garner the attention of fellow designers. I want to share it with the community as well as build my own brand.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
JD: I learned the skills of how to design for casting with pattern makers. An old and still relevant skill.


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

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