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Children Papers Drawing Chair by Charlotte Friis

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



Interview with Charlotte Friis at Thursday 26th of April 2018

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
CF: The chair is inspired by a toilet roll and the fact that the kid can design their own chair.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
CF: My main focus was to design something especially for children, which would also allow the kids to be creative and interact with it.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
CF: I would like to continue to exhibit the chair in museums around the world and possibly getting it into production.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
CF: I first came up with the idea in 2004 and developed the concept onto present date.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
CF: I made it to pursuit an inspiration, because the particular concept was to tell stories with furniture.

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?
CF: I indend to get it into production.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
CF: I was working with different furniture that told stories of everyday life, like stress, animal welfare, genetic manipulation, use of paper or recycling...

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
CF: No, not really.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
CF: It was targeted for children.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
CF: It let's the kid feel creative and also appeals to the parents because they can store all the drawings.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
CF: It stands for a collection of all the drawings.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
CF: I used my hand and a pencil for the sketch, and later on AutoCAD.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
CF: It reinvents a way of drawing for kids.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
CF: The idea is my own, and I had a metal workshop to do the structure.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
CF: It's a basic frame work with simple a simple mechanism that has a spring that holds the paper roll into place.

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

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
CF: Figuring out a best position for the paper roll and movement of the paper as it was drawn on.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
CF: I was personally invited to participate by the A'Design Award.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
CF: I learned that giving the user a different experience when interacting with the object brings a lot of satisfaction.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
CF: I think the interview holds everything spot on!


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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