Interview with designer Ayhan Guneri (AG), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Barcycling Chair Bar Chair.

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Interview with Ayhan Guneri at Friday 18th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AG : The main principle of my design that reflect dynamism and technology.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AG : The aim is that comfortable sitting comfort and long duration sitting with different sitting position and foot rest option.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AG : We hope that getting commercial success as well as success in competition.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AG : Idea, inspiration and process of design detailing in 6 months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AG : Solve the problems of bar chair that I always sitting in different spaces.

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?
AG : If the request comes from procuders, we are open to all suggestions to realize the project.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
AG : It is just my inspiration.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
AG : Target customer who want to spent time in dynamic spaces.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
AG : Rise and fall with foot control and provide opportunity of foot rest in different positions for the first time.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AG : Consist of bar chair and bicycle and it symbolizes alteration.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
AG : Sketches and computer programs.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AG : Bicycle saddle, bicycle pedal and stand on upturned handlebar.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
AG : We collaborate with technicians that we get them opinions about producibility of the design without our knowledge.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
AG : We need high aluminium injection technology to realize the Project.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
AG : Individual observation.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AG : It is the first industrial design and it is an important challenge for us.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
AG : We received advice that take part in competition, after share sketches with various designers.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
AG : We learned, how industrial design should be submitted and it is a significant develeopment for us.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AG : Thank you for everything.