Interview with designer Gianluca Tamburini (GT), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Conspiracy-Sandal Shaped Jewels Luxury Shoes.

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Interview with Gianluca Tamburini at Sunday 20th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
GT : Innovation.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
GT : The main focus was to reimagine the structure of the shoes.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
GT : I'll keep on making stunning shoes.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
GT : Almost six months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
GT : I just followed my vision.

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?
GT : I produce my work myself.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
GT : The will to create something never seen before.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
GT : None.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
GT : Young beautiful rich ladies.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
GT : The fact you can customize the sandal.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
GT : Rinoceros, paper and pencils.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
GT : My work combines both the craftmanship and technology.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
GT : I was by myself.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
GT : Yes, portability.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
GT : The most challenging aspect was fund raising.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
GT : I knew my stuff was good enough to win.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
GT : Patience.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
GT : no, thank you.