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Interview with Seyed Ali Alavi

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

Interview with Seyed Ali Alavi at Monday 14th of April 2014
Seyed Ali Alavi
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?
SA: I started my artistic career as a teenager in graphic designing and continued to become a photographer in a few years. I continued to work as an industrial designer when I was studying architecture. I always want to be a designer.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
SA: I am Tehran based Architect, Designer and Photographer. I got my master's degree in Architecture from Tehran Azad University in 2008. When I was studying architecture and after ten years of experience, due to my lifetime passion I started the ALI ALAVI DESIGN brand.

FS: What is "design" for you?
SA: I think every think must be and need design. I think when we design somethings we respect to it and customer.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
SA: Architecture, Interior design, Furniture, lighting, Home wear, Watch, shoes

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
SA: Furniture and specially Chair

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
SA: Chair ( Serenad chair)

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
SA: Wood, Stanless steel, leather

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
SA: I always (7/24) involve with design and create and really enjoy it.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
SA: Original design is very important for me

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
SA: I always said: Just do something that you be created for it. I enjoyed my life when I designed somethings

FS: What makes a design successful?
SA: Originality , Invention , Creativity , Beauty

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
SA: Originality , Invention , Creativity , Beauty

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
SA: I think 3D print change many thinks in design.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
SA: Personally , I draw inspiration from animals in nature and in most of my designs I prefer to deploy natural forms rather than using geometric forms.

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?
SA: I think original design and good design always winner. I try make my style and do`nt follow other designer style.

FS: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
SA: I live in Iran. But I try to be an international designer.

FS: How do you work with companies?
SA: I prefer be a freelancer designer

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
SA: It is my big dream that companies trust to designer and let them fly.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
SA: chair, sofa, desk lamp, kitchen accessory ,

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
SA: Be original & Be creator

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
SA: Good design always winner

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
SA: Creativeness, Comprehension, Mentality, Observation, Imagination

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
SA: pen and paper, Autocad, 3dmax vray, photoshop, wacome

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
SA: It is depends on object. But my best time is 8 Original design in one hour.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
SA: Is it Original design or Is it blinding design ?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
SA: Carpenter

FS: Who are some of your clients?
SA: Private and personal clients

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
SA: Product design & industrial design Because when we design a building we design one thing But for complete the building we need many things.

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
SA: I try to develop my Brand as a designer. looking for manufactory to make my designs and present my product.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
SA: I really like team work But I can`t fine a good partner.

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
SA: I have many designs in progress. I never stop designing

FS: How can people contact you?
SA: ali.alavi.design@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ali.alavi.designs


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

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