Interview with designer Margarita Bosnjak (MB), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Piano Radiator.

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Interview with Margarita Bosnjak at Sunday 13th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MB : Piano has an indisputable beauty. Radiators are boring.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MB : The aim was to create something that would inspire people to be creative.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
MB : The plan is to further develop this concept and organize the production.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MB : 1 week.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MB : It was a moment of inspiration.

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?
MB : I plan to sell the production rights to an other company.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
MB : The lack of aesthetics in heating systems available on the market.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
MB : No.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
MB : Young, creative intellectuals.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MB : It makes one look twice.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
MB : The inspiration was the piano.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MB : 3D computer software.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MB : It resembles a musical instrument.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
MB : No

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
MB : Technology makes this design come to life.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
MB : No major research so far.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
MB : Insufficient technological knowledge.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
MB : I need a professional feedback.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
MB : I learnt more about industrial design.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MB : No.