Dance Anatomy Ring and Earrings Interview

Interview with Ksenia Zagaynova (KZ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Dance Anatomy Ring and Earrings design. Dance Anatomy was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ksenia Zagaynova at Tuesday 28th of April 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? KZ : I love dancing and find some kind of magic in the movement of dancers. My idea was to capture the moment and translate it into graphic language and further into real objects... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? KZ : The main focus was to analyze the processes occurring in the body of a dancer and to choose a principle that would allow to translate them into graphic language and into real wearable objects, bionic and sophisticated... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? KZ : I'm planning to dye these pieces in different colors using gradients as well and selling them in the Russian market...

Fluid Cube and Snake Smart Furniture Interview

Interview with Hello Wood (HW), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Fluid Cube and Snake Smart Furniture design. Fluid Cube and Snake was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Street Furniture DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Hello Wood at Thursday 30th of April 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? HW : When designing this outdoor furniture family, we had to reimagine the genre of public furniture so we turned them into visually attractive and functional installations, powered by renewable energy. The lines were inspired by nature. In consideration of their outdoor placement and desired lifecycle, the structures were built of larch, a highly durable wood type that takes on a natural grey patina with time. The expansion joints that prevent the cracking of the wood also play role in shaping the character. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? HW : The focus was to create a public structure which has high aesthetic quality and practical function as well. During the research process, we studied the existing solar outdoor furniture designs. It had to fit into the following criterias: had to be ergonomic, adaptable to all kinds of public spaces, had to be made of renewable resources and while being able to withstand public use, had to be easy to manufacture, transport, install, had to radiate an intimate, organic feel and openness... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? HW : The 4 pieces of outdoor furniture (2 of each design) were distributed in the frame of a tender by the client. The jury selected the winners based on complex system of criteria, including the characteristics of the site, the number and means of students, and the creativity of the individual bids. We hope that this kind of good example will spread and more and more company will consider it important to carry out high quality, socially engaged projects...

Winetime Seafood Packaging Interview

Interview with Olga Takhtarova (OT), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Winetime Seafood Packaging design. Winetime Seafood was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Packaging DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Olga Takhtarova at Sunday 3rd of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? OT : Simplicity became the basis for the design. The main challenge was not to overload the packaging with information. It was important to make it harmonious and understandable. The freshness of the product had to be conveyed. The main idea was to use illustration in design, as it is visually better perceived by the consumer. The design was limited to three colors. This color scheme created a contrast, simplified the process of item recognition, and improved the perception of information... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? OT : The packaging design was aimed to create a clear emotional image, emphasize the brand’s reliability, and call for a consumer’s desire to buy. And of course, it had to be advantageous to differ from competitors... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? OT : Perhaps I will publish it on some design resources...

Finamill Smart Kitchen Mill Interview

Interview with Alex Liu (AL), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Finamill Smart Kitchen Mill design. Finamill was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Alex Liu at Sunday 3rd of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? AL : Years ago, I wanted to correct the flaws of an imperfect spice grinder, flaws so deep they had become the norm, and then build from the ground up a brand new grinder nobody had ever seen. A defense against the cross-contamination of flavors. A quicker, more efficient way of changing spices. Single-handed operation. These features were unheard of within the spice grinding industry. The key to our invention came one day when I was working my power tool, and I knew my answer is: interchangeable pod... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? AL : Easy to use and easy to change spices, interchangeable pod has to be refillable. .. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? AL : Our goal is to distribute this product to every market that uses dry spices and herbs...

Yunxi Characteristic Restaurant Interview

Interview with Shang Cai (SC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Yunxi Characteristic Restaurant design. Yunxi was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Shang Cai at Monday 4th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? SC : The inspiration comes from the cloud in the city where the restaurant is located. Chongqing is a low-cloud and rainy city where cloud and fog weather take up most of the time. I tried to express the characteristics of this city in a more modern way... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? SC : The main focus of the design is the embodiment of the cloud. I want to use light and substance to see the shape of the cloud, not just the media image... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? SC : We try to build such restaurants in diffrent cities in China and all over the world, to achieve the local cultural temperament, in our unique way of using sound and light...

Unream Voxel Printed Lamp Interview

Interview with Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng (JH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Unream Voxel Printed Lamp design. Unream was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' 3D Printed Forms and Products DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng at Tuesday 5th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? JH : With this design, I hope to blur the line between the digital and physical world, bringing "impossible" materials to real-world product design. With the newest fabrication technology and computational power such as multi-material printing, 4D printing, soft robotics, we can embed information into three-dimensional matter (voxel), expanding binary material presence to dynamic material experience in everyday products... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? JH : A computational workflow that allows creating optical effect on any free-form surface... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? JH : This limited edition is available for sale. Please contact Designer Jiani Zeng at jnzeng7@gmail.com for more information. It will also be exhibited in some design exhibitions and conferences...

Aoxin Holiday Hotel Interview

Interview with Shaun Lee (SL), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Aoxin Holiday Hotel design. Aoxin Holiday was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Shaun Lee at Tuesday 5th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? SL : The hotel is inspired by the wine hiding cave in Luzhou, a place that evokes a strong desire to explore. The mysterious natural cave arouses curiosity, among which the stones penetrate both inner and outer space. At the end of the known and the unknown, it is the perception that lies in the middle... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? SL : The focus is to create a space with a unique sense of experience and visual memory, carrying the city's historical and cultural characteristics. The design purpose of the project is to enhance the image of the city and spread the city brand as well as hotel brand... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? SL : We will promote the award-winning works to make it have a certain social influence...

Nine Court Mansion Residential Landscape Interview

Interview with Guowei Zhang (GZ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Nine Court Mansion Residential Landscape design. Nine Court Mansion was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Landscape Planning and Garden DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Guowei Zhang at Wednesday 6th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? GZ : The inspiration getting from the spatial structure of China Palace, create axis layout and relationship of three-pattern. The traditional homing etiquettes and traditional China element are expressed contemporarily. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? GZ : This project is intended to improve the life quality of residents at the same, use the modern design to introduce and express elements of China traditional culture, in order to improve people’s recognition and degree of attention on China traditional culture... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? GZ : We would invite new colleagues to see the project regularly and give careful analyses of the pros and cons of the project...

Poise Adjustable Table Lamp Interview

Interview with Dabi Robert (DR), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Poise Adjustable Table Lamp design. Poise was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Lighting Products and Lighting Projects DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Dabi Robert at Thursday 7th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? DR : My concepts involve a certain amount of interaction in order to modify the way light is perceived. This should encourage curiosity and interaction with the lamp, instead of just putting it somewhere to rest. I strive for a deeper relationship with the product. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? DR : There are many possibilities to adjust the lamp, so one of the tings I focused on was that the overall appearance of the lamp is coherent in every position... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? DR : I would like to produce and sell this lamp. I am currently checking if that could be done under an own brand. ..

Simplest Happiness Commercial Animation Interview

Interview with Yen C Chen (YC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Simplest Happiness Commercial Animation design. Simplest Happiness was a 2019 - 2020 period Platinum A' Movie and Animation DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Yen C Chen at Monday 11th of May 2020: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? YC : With "playing" as the purpose of the video, children who are playing can best show pure happiness, and hope that the audience will have the same feeling when watching the movie. Last year the Chinese zodiac is the pig, so I designed the sliced pig, and it's a pun in "many hot movies" in Chinese. The color is made of red and gold which can best represent the traditional Chinese year but also feel modern... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? YC : It's a design job that a channel does every year, this time I set my goal for this job: to make the audience feel happy from watching. There's a highly circulated video on Youtube about a baby laughing all the time, which can induce the audience to laugh. I hope that the video in addition to the channel needs to convey the function, but also let the audience temporarily forget the reality of trouble, think of the most simple happiness as a child... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? YC : I will post it to my facebook...

Project Egg Small Pavilion Interview

Interview with Michiel van der Kley (Mv), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Project Egg Small Pavilion design. Project Egg was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' 3D Printed Forms and Products DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Michiel van der Kley at Friday 12th of April 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? Mv : To make an object that can only be 3D printed. I did so not only by designing an object consisting of 4760 unique stones, but also by working together with hundreds of 3D printers from all around the world.. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? Mv : To make an object that can only be 3D printed. I did so not only by designing an object consisting of 4760 unique stones, but also by working together with hundreds of 3D printers from all around the world.. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? Mv : I want to move on in the field of 3D printing. I'm doing a bridge now, 3D printed in concrete and other projects like that will emerge..

Bubble Arts Educational Project Interview

Interview with Ming Leung (ML), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Bubble Arts Educational Project design. Bubble Arts was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ming Leung at Wednesday 17th of April 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? ML : Moms and dads will vividly recall the moment when their child first pipes up with an insight that leaves them breathless. Exactly that occurred while Pone Architecture design director Ming Leung was playing with her 4-year-old daughter at home in Guangzhou, China. “When bubbles meet the ceiling, why do they burst?” the girl asked as she watched soap bubbles float upward. “Why doesn’t the ceiling burst?”.. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? ML : HELE International Art Center. Wuhan Hele International Art Center, Wuhan, founded by China Poly Education, is an art institution for children aged 4-12. In the earlier stage of the project, the owner of the project proposed 3 key demands: 1. The Art Center should not feature childlike fun. Instead, it should establish an image of professional education institution. 2. The design of the interior space should based on the feelings of children, which is different from the constrained and rigid style of traditional teaching environment. 3. The Art Center itself should be a space of art in the city... FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept? ML : Three months..

The Skull Lounge Bar Interview

Interview with Amir Cherni (AC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning The Skull Lounge Bar design. The Skull was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Amir Cherni at Thursday 18th of April 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? AC : Creating a post-apocalyptic design that induce peoples to imagine the diverse post-apocalyptic scenery, thing that could impact their habits and make them more aware about their Ecological Footprint. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? AC : The design was inspired by industrial workspaces and abandoned warehouses. The primary challenge was to design a detailed interior concept that proudly displays the building materials that many try to hide. The decorations and materials present the essence of a raw, unfinished design look.. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? AC : We are actually working on the adaptation of this concept on an old factory . it still on paper until we get the client approval ...

Le Morne Lunch Box Crossbody Handbag Interview

Interview with Jeffrey Wan you sew (JW), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Le Morne Lunch Box Crossbody Handbag design. Le Morne Lunch Box was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Fashion and Travel Accessories DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Jeffrey Wan you sew at Sunday 28th of April 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? JW : The inspiration for the Le Morne Lunch Box came to me when a good friend of mine, from my home-country of Mauritius, came to visit me for the first time in Manhattan. We were deciding what to eat for dinner when he told me he’d always wanted to order Chinese food so he could eat directly out of the cardboard take-out box with chopsticks. It was a classic image he had of what it was like to live in New York City; cramped up in a small apartment, sitting on the floor with nothing but good friends, light shining in through the window, and disposable utensils that came complementary with your meal. It was the same feeling I had when I moved to New York City and away from my family. I had a ton of fear, but I was willing to put everything I had into pursuing my dreams of being a designer. This bag, and really the entire collection, is about those moments. The moments that start with wide eyes and a fluttering heart. When you can feel your dreams start to become reality. To me, that’s what fashion and living in the city means… you are in the “concrete jungle where dreams are made of”... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? JW : I wanted to design a bag that would give the user an experience of the daily life in New York City. A bag that was versatile to have from day to night. .. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? JW : The plan is to produce it in new colorways and materials. We are currently looking to manufacture in Spain and Italy. ..

Quaint and Quirky Dessert House Interview

Interview with Yih Chau Khor (YK), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Quaint and Quirky Dessert House design. Quaint and Quirky was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Yih Chau Khor at Friday 31st of May 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? YK : The design is inspired by bird nest, which is related to the purpose of the dessert house. The collection of seating pods is conceptualized by the virtual bird nest which give the visitors a sense of comfort and privacy while having their treats. The structure and material selection ties together the ground floor and mezzanine floor, which make separated space looks uniform... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? YK : The main focus will be the feasible of realization the whole project from the Client design brief and our design proposal... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? YK : It has been an honor for the recognition from the awards. We hope that it’s being a boost for our team and studio to improve further towards our upcoming clients...

Tactical Haptic Fabric Interview

Interview with Sofie Christina Di Bartolomeo (SD), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Tactical Haptic Fabric design. Tactical was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Sofie Christina Di Bartolomeo at Friday 10th of May 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? SD : Tactical is inspired by the haptic sensations. The attention to the tactile aspects is of great importance in many fields of design. But when talking about fabrics, especially in the fashion field, tactility is often taken for granted or it is related to the type of material used but it is never the main focus. Therefore the aim for the creation of this textile was to highlight the tactile aspect, by manipulating the screen-printing technique, that is mostly used to create flat surfaces... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? SD : The main idea was to emphasize the importance of the tactile aspect in the design of clothing and to demonstrate that in addition to aesthetics and functionality also the sensory emotions given by the fabrics can have an impact in our way of interacting with our body... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? SD : I would like to continue developing the idea with other tools, through the use of new technologies for example...

Found Awareness Interview

Interview with Chris Slabber (CS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Found Awareness design. Found was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Photography and Photo Manipulation DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Chris Slabber at Wednesday 15th of May 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? CS : This self initiated project was, like most ideas, born out of pure curiosity. As a creative it is vital to always stay curios, to not be afraid of exploring the unknown. The concept was to show there must be something beautiful to be found in the least likely of places... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? CS : I think I wanted to show people what we take for granted. We sometimes get lost in finding inspiration from all over the world, but sometimes its right beneath your feet. Alongside this I wanted to show how you can find beauty in the mundane... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? CS : Hopefully this technique or execution will carry on to be used in a more commercial way...

Cliff House Weekend Residence Interview

Interview with Masato SEKIYA (MS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Cliff House Weekend Residence design. Cliff House was a 2018 - 2019 period Platinum A' Architecture, Building and Structure DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Masato SEKIYA at Tuesday 21st of May 2019: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? MS : This design began with the situation of the clients who had purchased a piece of land that had nearly no flat areas, but which they wished to use as a place to enjoy fishing and other outdoor pursuits. The piece of land is bordered by the truly beautiful Tenkawa River (Heavenly River) and the flat area was no more than six meters by six meters. The husband, who is a medical doctor, and his wife requested me to build ‘a tiny fishing cabin with parking space for their two cars’ and I undertook the project. My first thought was, how can this be accomplished? From the roadway above the cliff, there is a gorgeous view of the forest. I wanted to find some way other than making a two-story structure with parking for the cars on the ground floor. I saw the beautiful forest and river, and the cliff facing them. My chief design challenge was to come up with an idea that would maximize harmony with the surrounding nature. The only way to find parking space for two cars was to put the living space below the parking area. The cliff itself is made of bedrock, so it is extremely stable. This was the key to my inspiration. My research showed that once every several years the river floods and the surface level rises, so to support a unit built below road-level with posts extending down would put it in danger of the posts being swept away or damaged and the unit collapsing. This spurred me to become inventive with the design. I believed that I could fulfill the clients’ challenging request and create the space they required by constructing a simple concrete tube and setting it into the cliff face. It was my opinion that such a design would negatively impact the environment least. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? MS : Not only with this construction, but in general, my focus is to achieve harmony with the environment as much as possible. I believe that even in the center of a city, such as the ancient city of Kyoto, new construction should be in harmony with the surrounding atmosphere of the area, and its deep-rooted culture. In a natural environment where there are trees and water, the important key to making this a good design is that it should enable the users to enjoy the natural elements, and that as little damage as possible should be done to the surrounding nature. .. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? MS : This design of a visible construction protruding from a cliff face is based on the system of a cantilever. At the center is a fulcrum and to balance the extension is a heavy concrete weight extending deep into the cliff below. I believe there is possibility for this design to be used on cliff faces or seashores for hotels or cottages, with multiple concrete units extending at different angles, buried half in the cliff and extending half into the air, with hallways connecting them. I believe that with application of this design in this way, new construction is possible in harmony with the environs and without blocking views or damaging the environment. ..