DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
J&KF : I was looking for a shape that could serve as the foundation for a comfortable seat and back and discovered it in a skateboard.
DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
J&KF : Best comfort in combination with a minimalistic, original design.
DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
J&KF : Hopefully It can become an icon.
DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
J&KF : More than a year from the assignment to market.
DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
J&KF : It was commissioned.
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?
J&KF : Jati & Kebon Furniture manufactures the Skate collection.
DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
J&KF : It was a commission.
DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
J&KF : A design is always a continuation of what already exists.
DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
J&KF : Residential and contract customers.
DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
J&KF : Nice detailing and a great comfort.
DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
J&KF : Skate is derived from skateboard, which was the primary source of inspiration.
DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
J&KF : 3D drawing and render software
DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
J&KF : The shape
DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
J&KF : I collaborated with the weaving craftsmen. They deliver a great job in the weaving.
DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
J&KF : Not that much.
DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
J&KF : Making the frame minimalistic but strong.
DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
J&KF : Jati & Kebon Furniture proposed and submitted the design.
DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
J&KF : Skate Teak is a sibling collection to the Skate Alu collection. I learned a lot about wooden connections while working on the teak wood chair.