Interview with designer Do Thanh Xuan (DX), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Bamboo Lattice Clothes.

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Interview with Do Thanh Xuan at Sunday 10th of March 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
DX : The bamboo lattice work in vietnam is everywhere in the life at varying scales and a wide range of uses. The bamboo is used structurally, to create a form. The textured shapes are interesting and beautiful and it impresses me about how such a simple, inexpensive product can make such unique, beautiful and durable products. This inspired to bring it into my fashion designs.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
DX : High quality product with nice design and artistic

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
DX : I plan to manufacture in different colors to sell in my shop. Also available to export or wholesale

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
DX : 3 months

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
DX : this was the pursuit of an inspiration

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?
DX : I plan to produce this product and sell it retail and wholesale if the opportunity arises

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
DX : The weaving of Bamboo that is so commonly used here in many products and household items.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
DX : Women from 25 - 40 years old, like traveling, fashion, art work

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
DX : The quality, attention to detail, wearability, comfort...

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
DX : Soft ware and hand sewing techniques.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
DX : Technology didn't play much of a role here except to illustrate the design.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
DX : I wanted to try to generate some international publicity for my company and designs. A friend recommended that I should try the competition - and so I did.