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Feather Coffee and Side Table by Apiwat Chitapanya

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



Interview with Apiwat Chitapanya at Sunday 4th of September 2016

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AC: The inspiration comes from the beauty of shape, a surface including the interaction between living things in nature.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AC: The main focus is the free movement and free-form furniture which is generated from the small details. Especially, the viewers could feel a sense of movement.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AC: I will develop further in other furniture to create a collection for the exhibit.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AC: 5-6 Months.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AC: I designed this particular concept because of I want to create furniture that people become aware of the value of life through imitating the shape of the plume. And I decide to pursuit an inspiration.

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?
AC: I intend to produce my work by myself.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
AC: I love art and passion in furniture design thus, I would like to create furniture art as my masterpiece.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
AC: Studio Job is my favourite designer that influences my design works.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
AC: The target customer is people who appreciate the difference, unique and passion for art.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
AC: The sets this design apart from other similar concepts is the manner of shapes and details that outstanding and the exquisitely working process by using high- skilled craftsmanship.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AC: This design was inspired by a feather so, “ Feather” is named after the characteristic of this work

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AC: For my most unique designs is functional harmonise with the beauty of composition by using free-form shape including details and technical skills in production.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
AC: I work with our specialised skills.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
AC: Laser cut technology is used only table top for the accuracy of shape and scale. For the other parts is used welding process.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
AC: No, it is not.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AC: The challenge is to innovate the design process and manufacturing techniques in order to respond the concept the most.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
AC: I decided to submit my design to an international design competition by considering that the competition will be credible and accepted from design field.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
AC: I have learned and developed the thought processes in a systematic way. Moreover, I learned a lot from the problems and found out the solutions of the production process during the designing of this work.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AC: Nothings.


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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