Interview with designer naoya matsumoto (nm), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Yoshi Bar 2nd Provisional Bar.

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Interview with naoya matsumoto at Tuesday 26th of November 2013: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
nm : Proposal of the field of communication fun.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
nm : I was always thinking what it means to make with the people around.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
nm : This project is hypothetical. I think So I would like to perform all over the world.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
nm : Is about the 3days.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
nm : Is voluntary. Human individual is winding around, I wanted to raise inevitably the communication space.

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?
nm : It does not produce on your own. I have the design to production fee thing.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
nm : Temporary space

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
nm : seian university of arts and design

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
nm : It is all people seeking a place of communication.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
nm : yoshi = reed. Water plants

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
nm : Is handmade.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
nm : Dynamic space of delicate assembly. The beauty of the shadow. I look aquatic plant's living in the lake under the installation location.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
nm : seian university of arts and design students. Cyokyu Sakygawa

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
nm : Simplicity that anyone can make.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
nm : And using those that are no longer used.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
nm : Be expressed better, in a limited time-space.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
nm : Yes.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
nm : You may notice a lot of things that make your own. I have daily study it.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
nm : I want to make around the world 「Yoshi bar」! !