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Interview with Karolis Bakunas - Entech Group

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Karolis Bakunas - Entech Group (KBEG) for A’ Design Award and Competition. You can access the full profile of Karolis Bakunas - Entech Group by clicking here.

Interview with Karolis Bakunas - Entech Group at Friday 28th of April 2017

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?
KBEG: I started painting at local school of arts when I was 8 years old. Later, in teenager years I started making various models, houses from paper. and wood. At age 17 I started attending product design courses in Vilnius Academy of Arts. Later I became student there. Since then think and live as a designer.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
KBEG: I work in "Entech Group" It is a Lithuanian industrial design and engineering company. Team has rich experience in the development of new industrial products. Professionals have expertise in a variety of fields. Development of a new concept, appearance of a product involves cooperation with engineers, technologists, production equipment manufacturers and product assemblers. Company can produce the most suitable and attractive design for simple home electronics and industrial equipment.

FS: What is "design" for you?
KBEG: Design takes a very important role for me in my life. Design is a process of creation when you are responsible for entire new object. It's commercial success is up to design, if the design is good the product will be successful. Good design is honest and understandable until the last detail.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
KBEG: Audio devices: speakers, turntables, amplifiers. Also other electronic devices, computers, home appliances.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
KBEG: My favorite design is “Reed precision” turntable. I think it is one of the greatest designs I made so far. It's unique technical solutions combines with its luxurious style and at the same time its is minimal and simple turntable. That's the reason, why I like it very much.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
KBEG: First design I have made for company was finger print scanner. It has touch screen, finger print scanner and door card reading sensor. The aim of design was to built modern looking device witch fits all modern interiors.

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
KBEG: My favorite material is metal. I used it as décor element or sometimes make entire object of that. I like when stainless steel or aluminium combines with wood or plastic.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
KBEG: I fell the most creative after visiting galleries, design exhibitions or after exploring good design examples and after having a good rest

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
KBEG: Aesthetics and functionality of device. Of course, ergonomics is also very important.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
KBEG: I feel like I can show very best at particular object design and I always feel inspiration when I design. Designing objects lets me fulfill my ideas and thoughts. I feel like I'm full of energy when I'm designing.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
KBEG: Then I fell some kind of satisfaction, when I realize that many people will use the object that I created. Feeling like this inspires me to create more, to do more good designs.

FS: What makes a design successful?
KBEG: Successful design is aesthetic till the last detail. It must be innovative, honest and user friendly. Good design has clear shape and is understandable.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
KBEG: Shape and functionality, materials.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
KBEG: Designer shapes the product tendencies, sometimes good design can change attitude to some kind of products, they can became more or less popular. Designer decisions are very important, because they can even determinate our behavior sometimes.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
KBEG: Design is evolving fast. Design will shape our future, trends and life style. Design is becoming inherent part of our life.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
KBEG: I analyse what is designed before, I think it is very important. I go to exhibitions and find inspiration here. Sometimes inspiration comes after sketching or drawing particular object.

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?
KBEG: I consider that my design style is more minimal. Finding reasonable shapes and minimal style is always my way to design objects. Simple shapes, clear lines and nothing unnecessary-that is my style. Good design examples like Dieter Rams with "Braun", David Lewis from "Bang&Olufsen" and "Apple" design inspires me the most.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
KBEG: I always explore what is done before, it is very important. Then I'm tying to apply innovative solutions, it could be new function, new material or design solution. Then I make many sketches, 3d models and renderings. Very often I consult with colleagues, engineers and step by step the final design is being made.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
KBEG: It is very important to have discussions with engineers, inventors and other designers. Also visiting exhibitions and attending various seminars is important.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
KBEG: Never add unnecessary things to objects, never add something that is worthless. Pure vision, pure shape.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
KBEG: Sketching and 3d modelling.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
KBEG: Personally I use Copics for sketching and 3dMax for modelling and rendering.

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
KBEG: Mostly I enjoy designing audio equipment like speakers, amplifiers, turntables, but sometime I make various electronic devices. Hi-fi is my passion, I'm absolute audio enthusiast.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
KBEG: When working with company “Entech Group” we work as a team, I'm lead designer there. Sometimes I work alone with my personal projects as a professional

FS: How can people contact you?
KBEG: By email: info@entech.lt, or phone number: +370 6 263 96 08


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

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