DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
ELJJ : Shatron is an iconographic element from the early 14th century, widely used in religious architecture in Northern Russia. It is a geometric hipped roof with sharply pitched incline rising to the top to cover churches. Shatron's pyramidal geometry develops sound quality, reflecting and improving its uniformity. The structure is filled with 10 wooden panels. As Pitagoras states having reached 10 revert again to the unity. In addition, 10 refers to the Commandments of God representing harmony.
DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
ELJJ : Our goal was the sound quality, for a muted sound it's very important!
DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
ELJJ : this whole project lasted almost two yearsT
DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
ELJJ : This is a research project and begins with the need to use the remains of the mibili industries to create products with quality.
DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
ELJJ : We have a company interested in marketing the product, we will see in the future ....
DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
ELJJ : The choice to create something different but with objective qualities
DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
ELJJ : We are four and each of us carries his influences ...
DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
ELJJ : In the case of Shatron it is the musicians, in particular those who seek a different and personal sound but always of quality
DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
ELJJ : The concept of Shatron is unique because it allows each muting to be personalized, which is why I don't think it has direct competitors.
DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
ELJJ : Shatron is this tent-shaped roof system which characterizes the religious buildings of Russia and which gives rise to the concept of our product.
DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
ELJJ : Computers, 3d printers, laser cutting machines, carbon fiber but also cutters, scissors, glue and many pieces of wood
DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
ELJJ : During the experimentation phase Shatron was tried by about 20 trumpeters and everyone helped us a lot. At the end of the process everyone said it was an incredible product.
DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
ELJJ : During this project we collaborated with 2 furniture industries, a luthier, a graphics industry, two 3dprinting companies, a video production company and clear our Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo!
DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
ELJJ : Technology is important in building bridges, therefore linking creative thinking to production.
DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
ELJJ : Research has developed into experimentation with musicians and the search for quality sound.
DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
ELJJ : Designing with music and for music is a great challenge, always!
DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
ELJJ : When we realized that Shatron was and is a great project!
DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
ELJJ : Each of us learned a lot from this project, it was a fantastic process and ends with an incredible prize!
DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
ELJJ : Wait for the next Altempo Design Research group project!