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Luminare Lamp by Hernán Gregorio

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



Interview with Hernán Gregorio at Sunday 23rd of September 2018

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
HG: The main idea is to simplify, in all levels, the idea of a lamp. Starting from the aesthetics (how people identify lamps) following through sustainable materials, assembly, and the manufacture process.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
HG: The main focus was to show how simple a design can be, understanding the complexity of the design process and all the different variables designers need to think in order to achieve a complete design.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
HG: I'm an instructor in a design program, so I will use this design as an example for my students. I'm also planning to manufacture a limited version to make an exhibition and sell it to the public.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
HG: A month.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
HG: I choose to design a lamp because is a very recognizable product and because I needed some for my apartment.

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?
HG: My plan is to make a limited production in the future, but I'm open to proposals.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
HG: I needed a lamp for my apartment and when I was starting to sketch some ideas, it occurred to me that I needed to go more deeply about my concept, that this could be a statement about what design means for me.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
HG: I researched about the history of lamps, so yes, there are a few designers who influenced my designs.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
HG: I was not thinking about a target customer when I designed it but it could be anyone who wants an affordable, sustainable and modern ceiling lamp.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
HG: The design it's so simple, that anyone can recreate it and manufacture it in a small shop using only plywood and a laser-cutter.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
HG: The name is referred to the concept.

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
HG: I used a pencil, a marker, a sketchbook for ideation and then a PC with Rhinoceros 3D and Vray.

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
HG: I think that the most unique aspect is how the cable functions as a key element for the assembly of the lamp.

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
HG: No.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
HG: The product it's manufactured using computer aided manufacturing processes so technology it's fundamental in this design.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
HG: Besides researching about lamp history, during design process, while I was sketching and prototyping I was showing my progress to colleagues and non-design related people to receive feedback about the direction my design was taking. I think that was a fundamental part of my design process.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
HG: The most challenging part was to create the joint between the two wooden frames.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
HG: This is the first time I'm participating in a paid international design competition. I'm curious about this process.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
HG: I learned to be more patience and I improved my communication skills.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
HG: No.


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

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