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Mobius Ceiling Lamp by Anastassiya Koktysheva

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



Interview with Anastassiya Koktysheva at Monday 23rd of April 2018

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AK: The main inspiration was a play of shapes from the different sides of view. First you see the simple circle, from the another side it looks like a loop or something abstract.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AK: The main focus has been working with material. We were prototyping very long time to achieve the solid shape, we tried to make it as a one whole.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AK: This award winning is very prestigious and I will feel more confident myself for my future plans.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AK: I created an idea in a one day after that I had a three or four months for designing the process, we was working with several craftsman, we had many mistakes and different production types. I think it taken for a one year.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AK: It was an inspiration. I saw this beautiful shape of Mobius strip and understand that it can be a lamp

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?
AK: We produce it with our partner company in Almaty. I think I can to sell the production rights to one of the good lighting design company

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
AK: It was a desire to decide the difficult task with production and receive more experience

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
AK: I don't think so

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
AK: I don't know

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
AK: It is a combination of production from local materials and opportunity to see the shape in this performance

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AK: It is very simple. M-lamp means Mobius lamp.12.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
AK: In the beginning was the sketch. Thereafter I made a visualisation in 3Ds Max. In production we worked with plywood and veneer and bended it by hand

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AK: It's a hand made work

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
AK: Yes, I worked with masters in the manufacture of furniture

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
AK: We developed the technology of production from scratch

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
AK: neither

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AK: We have some difficulties with wood, fixing the form and setting the led strip

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
AK: I received an invitation from your agent.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
AK: I improved my skills in lighting production, working with wood and acrylic. It helped me to expand the manufacture


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

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