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Interview with Angelo Senatore

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

Interview with Angelo Senatore at Monday 30th of September 2013

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?
AS: My education is technique and I was always fascinated by design. I became a designer of windows and doors thanks to extensive knowledge of these two large families of products, developed in the company family. No, I did not think of becoming a designer.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
AS: I work at the moment only for the family business

FS: What is "design" for you?
AS: beauty and functionality

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
AS: Windows and doors, but probabily I prefer windows, they are more complicated

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
AS: semplicity

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
AS: A door collection where a few elements could combine different door styles

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
AS: wood

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
AS: When traveling

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
AS: depends on the project, in any case all aspects are important, but the beauty is the thing that fascinates me most of all

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
AS: rather than emotion I feel the ambition to change the way you see things

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
AS: is the most complex, the most delicate one in which also many other people can judge the product and then await their judgment, to strengthen my opinion

FS: What makes a design successful?
AS: innovation and functionality

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
AS: if you make a substantial improvement

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
AS: the greatest responsibility is to create sustainable products that improve people's lives

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
AS: I think the design come increasingly become part of everyday life, can be surrounded by objects that join function, style and respect for the environment is desirable. I think this is the direction in which we are going

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
AS: Made Expo in Milan, last year. In the same place

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
AS: My design inspiration come from my personal needs

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?
AS: my design is inspired by the simplicity and subtraction

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?
AS: I live in Naples, city ​​full of wealth, style and culture. My design is inspired by the city as need to appreciate it even within the house and then talking about windows to all that you can do to don't create barriers between me and my city

FS: How do you work with companies?
AS: participating in profits

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
AS: participating in the success, hoping that there is. Looking at previous work and trying it on the field

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
AS: It's very simple, I begin to draw freehand the idea of ​​maximum and then to the computer perfected

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
AS: porte e finestre naturalmente, sedie, lamps, tavoli

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
AS: I work from 7.30 am to 9.00 pm, on week end I stay with my family

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
AS: know the market and the product in which we come across and at that point with a little 'imagination you will be able to easily achieve good results

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
AS: Positive: to be able to express themselves. Negative:can not do

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
AS: Dare

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
AS: more than competence, I would say ability to empathize with the other person to understand the objective

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
AS: Pencil and cad struments

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
AS: you will learn in time, there is no rule

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
AS: it's depend also more months

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
AS: in how much time the project is ready

FS: What was your most important job experience?
AS: In Giorgio Senatore company, one of most important doors and windows company in Italy

FS: Who are some of your clients?
AS: Doors and windows company

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
AS: Doors and windows, because I know very well all things, materials, production processes, market, prices

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
AS: always design new products

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
AS: Myself

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
AS: A new innovative windows

FS: How can people contact you?
AS: In Giorgio Senatore company

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AS: That's it.


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

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