Interview with designer ATHANASIA LEIVADITOU (AL), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Studio Nl Controlled Chaos Office.

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Interview with ATHANASIA LEIVADITOU at Sunday 23rd of October 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AL : An organised complexity, a controlled chaos. Heterogeneous elements- that follow the same rules- are composed in order to create a “controlled chaos”. Holistic philosophy and chaos theory.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AL : There was the intention to perceive this project through a holistic philosophy and not as endless fragments. The defragmentation and specialization became an object of the technical analysis of the details. All the different functions of the interior (library, lighting, cd storage, shelving, desk,…) are contained into the "white lines". This “white net” unfolds into a neutral grey background.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AL : To communicate my work and receive a feedback.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AL : About two weeks.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AL : There is a personal need to integrate influences from other disciplines into architecture. I believe that our world is a composition of chaotic but perfect coincidences and I wanted to express this notion to my design. The concept of a perfectly organized abstraction is abandoned and an “organized complexity” is adopted.