Interview with designer Despina Souhlas (DS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Maxx Modular Sofa/Bed/Day-bed.

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Interview with Despina Souhlas at Tuesday 29th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
DS : The main idea behind this design was to offer modular seating that is comfortable and easy to reconfigure.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
DS : The main focus was providing a versatile sofa that is easily reconfigured.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
DS : We plan to develop finish options for both indoor and outdoor use and increase our sales and distribution.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
DS : It took approximately three months of time to complete this design.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
DS : This design evolved from some of our previous multi-use sofa designs. MAXX is more versatile and customizable.

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?
DS : We currently produce and sell all our products, we are considering leasing production rights.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
DS : MAXX offers the most versatility of all our current designs.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
DS : The most unique aspects are the mechanisms used to reconfigure the sofa as well as the built-in side table and recessed vases.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
DS : I collaborated with my design partner, Nebojsa Stanic.