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Interview with Anushka Contractor

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Anushka Contractor (AC) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Anushka Contractor by clicking here.

Interview with Anushka Contractor at Thursday 26th of June 2014
Anushka Contractor
FS: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
AC: Yes. My parents are interior designers. So art & design runs in the family.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
AC: I am a freelancer since 2012.

FS: What is "design" for you?
AC: Design for me is a mix of Vision, Thought & Emotion.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
AC: Lounges, Restaurants, Showrooms, Residences.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
AC: Camouflaging.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
AC: A Pub cum Restaurant in Mumbai, India.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
AC: Paper veneer & concrete. Anything thats seamless.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
AC: When I'm outdoors and not among 4 walls.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
AC: Simplicity & connectivity.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
AC: I am a very emotional person. Its a mix of all.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
AC: I feel its like a dream every time. Takes time for me to believe it.

FS: What makes a design successful?
AC: The function & the look.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
AC: A design is never good or bad. Its an individual taste.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
AC: To create something convenient, functional, sustainable and beautiful.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
AC: I get inspiration from the outdoors, travelling, books...

FS: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
AC: My style is more contemporary with a touch of vintage classic & I like the combination of soft & seamless.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
AC: My custom made hanging lamp, Wooden thick framed vintage look mirror, Raw plywood custom made bar, Custom made handled main door, Dining table.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
AC: Yes. Its work-eat-work-eat-work-eat-sleep.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
AC: Positives are of growing & learning. Negatives are being almost leashed to technology & getting lazy.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
AC: Sketch pad, pencil, laptop, 3D & ACAD.

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
AC: I work day & night at a stretch if I have to meet with time.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
AC: A week or a month. Depends.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
AC: 'What projects are going on at present?'

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
AC: I develop my own designs.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
AC: Just beginning to work on a villa...

FS: How can people contact you?
AC: On my website or email.


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

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