Interview with designer boattiverga studio (bs), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Baretto Trolley Bottle Carrier.

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Interview with boattiverga studio at Monday 14th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
bs : Re-use, praticity and functionality

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
bs : The main focus in our project is try to value an industrial and very common product like is the traditional bottle crate.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
bs : Increase and improve the project with a new version of Baretto

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
bs : One year from the first idea to the final realization

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
bs : We pursuit our inspiration and creativity

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?
bs : We are producing Baretto ourself, but in the future we could be partner of a company

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
bs : We love colored and vintage plastic bottle crate and functionality

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
bs : We are influenced by art, starting from Keith Haring to Marcio Kogan

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
bs : Young and open-minded

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
bs : The project is composed by 100 of unique pieces. A limited edition of vintage plastic bottle crate

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
bs : The product is a new mini bar redesigned with a modern vision and so the funny name Baretto

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
bs : Drawings, paintings and many prototypes

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
bs : The traditional bottle crate has always been used for glass bottled water home delivery, but now its concept has been rethought and reborn as a contemporary home mini bar.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
bs : We collaborated with a carpenter and with a painter

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
bs : The numerically controlled cutting for MDF worktops

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
bs : No, it isn't

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
bs : Was very difficult obtained authorizations from companies to use brands and plastic crates

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
bs : We wanted compare our work tho other international designers

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
bs : We are two architects and work on a furniture design is a new challenge, in particular about details, materials and prototypes