Interview with designer gianpietro tonetti (gt), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Kallisto by Sanicro Taps Group and Shower Head.

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Interview with gianpietro tonetti at Monday 14th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
gt : The use of a solid surface in a new field

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
gt : An innovative product, durable, easy to use and install.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
gt : To expand the range of products with other elements.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
gt : The project required a week of work with CAD, while the definition of every detail has lasted three months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
gt : It was my idea to propose a new material to make objects usually made ​​of brass or plastic.

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 : We gave the manufacturing rights to the SANICRO, Villa Carcina (BS), Italy

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
gt : Knowledge of materials used has inspired us

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
gt : We had to update the original idea to make it compatible with the various components. This work was done in collaboration with the producer of the raw material.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
gt : The average user who uole surrounded by beautiful things and functional.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
gt : The material and formal solutions.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
gt : Is part of a collection of products whose names are inspired by the stars.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
gt : CAD 3D

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
gt : In a single formal element, different functions.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
gt : I produttori della materia prima: il Cristalplant

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
gt : Fundamental, only with the CRISTALPLANT was possible to produce a piece so !

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 : If I have to be honest .... pure pleasure!

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
gt : Maintain a consistent line with the initial idea, the time of insertion of the taps.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
gt : I like to compare myself with others and share experiences.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
gt : I deepened my knowledge of a material that I really like.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
gt : Yessss!