Interview with designer Angelo Senatore (AS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Live Windows.

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Interview with Angelo Senatore at Friday 27th of September 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AS : win an oxymoron: separate without interfering

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AS : minimize the central node, of coupling, between the sliding sashes

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AS : convey the new award, through a web-marketing campaign

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AS : 6 month

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AS : pure inspiration, one day I was on the roof of the house to play with the kids and in a moment of pause I began to draw

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?
AS : we produce our design ourselves

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
AS : the desire to stand up

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
AS : No, there aren't

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
AS : anyone who wants to surround himself with a window design

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
AS : our design was the first of its kind and still represents the smallest coupling between sashes

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AS : The name of the product, Live, evokes what it promises: to live the outside even from inside the house

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
AS : first of all the pencil and then cad tools

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AS : only 17mm coupling between sashes

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
AS : No, I studied everything alone

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
AS : Very high, every detail has been carefully studied, referring to the most efficient materials

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
AS : No

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AS : The biggest challenge has been able to ensure the sealing performance in just 17mm

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
AS : to give greater visibility to the product

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
AS : I learned that you have to be close to the ideas for develop it

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AS : I think that's everything. thanks