Interview with designer Fabrizio Constanza (FC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Organica Entrance Table.

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Interview with Fabrizio Constanza at Sunday 17th of February 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
FC : I was given total liberty of creation for this project. My father is a Plastic Surgeon, so I decided to base my design in the Human Body.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
FC : I wanted to eliminate the conception of the table being four legs and a top. If the legs are thought out just as on their stability function, then you can find infinite ways to give stability to the table.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
FC : Well this is a design collectable.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
FC : Design did not take so long, about three weeks, prototyping and manufacturing was another story.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
FC : This particular design was commissioned. I have been working for three years for this particular client designing art mounting solutions for his collection of sculptures, so I have a good feeling of his taste on art.

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?
FC : This is a collectable, but my client and I would sure negotiate a licence.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
FC : I like art and furniture

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
FC : No

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
FC : Collectors that want to ensure its investment grow.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
FC : I have not seen anything similar.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
FC : Organica means organic in Spanish. It seemed right for the project.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
FC : Most important great communication with my manufacturing suppliers then lots of Sketching paper, pens, Corel Draw, 3D Max, Autocad, cardboard.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
FC : Every part needs of the others to do the job.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
FC : Once I have an idea of what I want to produce, I call my suppliers and meet with them. They make my designs possible. I enjoy very much the brain storming with expert suppliers.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
FC : Technology is an interesting issue in Guatemala. This piece is all handmade.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
FC : The knowledge that in the humanbody all elements are essential for its functionality.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
FC : The metal rod twisting, even though the 3D showed well, I spent six hours looking at all the axes of view to ensure a balanced omposition.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
FC : The piece is unique, should be seen by others.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
FC : Always remember the basics.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
FC : Not that I can think about it.