Interview with designer Victor A. Syrnev (VA), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Chiromancy Brooch.

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Interview with Victor A. Syrnev at Wednesday 6th of March 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
VA : A great desire to create Professional jewelry !

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
VA : I Always want to do something extraordinary. So often you work on one idea but in the process the material changes the direction of thoughts. One day I got in my hands an ancient book, explaining the signs and symbols on our hands. I began to make out design with these signs of wax. I've got a few projects with these signs.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
VA : This award will help bring information about the possibility of getting a very rare, but deeply personal jewelry !

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
VA : The concept has been evolving gradually, as my deeper understanding of the value of what each has inividuum. Every our wrinkle, spot is a unique and precious. I think the whole process of enlightenment took me about 1.5-2 years.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
VA : I was conducted by the thirst for research and knowledge !!!

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?
VA : I think the approach to such work requires personal and hard communicate with the customer. This piece of work is unique. Sometimes we Have to order personal stones, with necessary form and colors. So today, I think of the work independently. Willing to cooperate in the search for interested customers!

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
VA : The desire to find real new ways to create jewelry !!!

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
VA : Certainly it is an indirect effect of the great artists who have tried to understand deep meaning of of the various phenomena ...

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
VA : This work intends to a man who appreciates the uniqueness and originality of himself.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
VA : It is difficult to say... Everything what we create is unique I think !

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
VA : The name of this trend in the creation of jewelry - Palmistry (Chiromancy). But it is not read by hand. This name reflects the uniqueness of creation. Arising out from lines and hand signs to a specific person. Maybe I should to call "Chiro-sophy" (engaged justification principles of art and science of reading by hand), but to the community that would be difficult to understand...

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
VA : Imagination...

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
VA : My Ideas contained in the project, beyond the material expensive meaning or sense of jewelry. There is a jewel and it carries the lines and the signs of a real person. It carries energy and the memory of this man. I almost always set this ornament in a frame with a hand print of the owner. In this case we getting an interior object. The brooch can be removed to leave (when You want to wear it), and then return to the place. The presence of such object in the interior changes the atmosphere. And if it is the hand of your mother, or man who dear to you, who is not close to you. You always feel the warmth that radiated from this jewel on the wall.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
VA : Sure. In this work we have incorporated various technologies that require a lot of technical and vocational skills. Gem for a customized design. Casting and tack stones. This is beyond to the capacity of one person.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
VA : Decorative art of the form in which it is applied in this work, it is handicraft technology existed for centuries.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
VA : Assuming an analytical study of the "The Full course of Palmistry (Chiromancy)" by Professor J. Koestler, published in 1911, then YES.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
VA : I think it is a shortage of knowledge, skills and fantasy.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
VA : I want to present my ideas to wide circle of professinals and amateurs !

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
VA : I can take it. So I think I can take somethink very interesting. I can learn and develop myself.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
VA : No, thanks.