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Mac Low Chair by Marcio Sassine

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



Interview with Marcio Sassine at Monday 29th of April 2019

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MS: The main principle was being aware of the craftsmanship and recycling wood from ancient demolished farmhouses. The big ispiration was my return to the creative world, after a long period studing Medicine, Surgery and Nutrology.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MS: This work represents the very first contact of a Virgo man with creating furniture. Precision was the key word for this job.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
MS: Find distinctive places to host the chair.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MS: Designing it took a glance of inspiration.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MS: It appeared as the result of my personal allyment to my life purpose .

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?
MS: Now this design is produced by a brazilian Furniture factory and Brand called Qubo. I am open to deal the design on the international market.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
MS: My aim to respect nature and specially the flora, made me search for demolished farmhouses wood. The traditional handmade craftsmanship was the main idea used to develop this work.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
MS: My very first mentor, my father, allied with modern brazilian furniture design ideas.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
MS: People who valorize the touch of men’s hands instead of machine production.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MS: Its particular soul received during its construction. Its on personality .

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
MS: Its an homage to my father.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MS: Paper and ink. And the knowledge of brazilan artisans and their hands.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MS: Its duallity comprehending the luxury aspect and healing pourpose as this chair puts you in a good position for a meditation session.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
MS: Artisans in wood and metal were responsable to give me the knowledge of producing this very first piece .

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
MS: This design was almost 100 % hand made.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
MS: This design was made very intuitively as a process of putting my creative mind back to work.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
MS: The brass back shell was the most intricate part of the design because of its density and hardness.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
MS: After the 2018 award of my second furniture design , the Louva Deus chaise louge, i wanted that my very first furniture design had international recognition.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
MS: I litterally put my hands on work with the artisans and the apprenticeship was outstanding.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MS: This design represents the result of the life teaching system that opperated in my life so i could come back to one of my very deep life’s purpose: designing


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

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