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Two Forever Jewellery by Karin Castens

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



Interview with Karin Castens at Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
KC: How to wear two rings together in a way which prevents them to move autonomously?

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
KC: I wanted to create a new take on the concept of the wedding set, which is not very common in Denmark.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
KC: I already have a number of variations designed, which use the same concept, but unlike this very classical looking set, feature a much more rugged and organic design. There will be bubbles, leaves and structured surfaces!

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
KC: This design has been under way for almost 2 years!

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
KC: I have wanted to create this design for a long time, and when a customer accepted my proposal of building a "Hooked on You" for her existing engagement ring, I created a very first version, which also became the proof of concept. Then I set out to create a matching set, featuring the hiding hearts which are the namesake of the solitaire.

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?
KC: We will produce it myself

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
KC: A frustration regarding the abundance of rings on the hands if the engagement ring and wedding ring can't be worn together

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
KC: no

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
KC: Men who want to propose to their beloved

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
KC: The inter-linked design is, to my knowledge, unique.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
KC: Hiding Heart and Hooked on You are self- explanatory - as is the name for the entire set: Two Forever Those are the best names, right?

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
KC: Sketches and 3D

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
KC: The way the two rings are linked together

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
KC: I used a 3d designer and a highly specialized caster

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
KC: Filing for a patent is expensive and time consuming - and people will copy you anyways. By participating (I hadn't hoped for a medal!) I could prove, that I had developed this design.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
KC: Working with a 3d designer is a challenge. I hope to soon learn the technique myself!


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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