Interview with designer Sebastian Dominguez Enrich (SD), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Tekant Chair.

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Interview with Sebastian Dominguez Enrich at Wednesday 29th of April 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SD : The idea of Tekant was to find how I could make a structure the main part of the chair, because most of the chair the main part is the part where you seat, and making a beautiful game of the structure and finding a feeling of lightness.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SD : I wanted to create a chair that was different of what i have see.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SD : My future plans for Tekant is to start selling it.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
SD : Actually when I started to design Tekant I draw a lot of chair and creating prototype with metal wire, and finally a day before my deadline the final design appear in my head. and I think it was like 2 months

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
SD : The concept of the structure becoming the main part of the chair was because I have to use Metal rods, so I search for inspiration in many things until I saw a book of structures.

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?
SD : Right now I am producing it by myself and selling it, but I am open to talk to companies to make a larger production or selling it.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
SD : I wanted to design a chair that you feel lightness when you seat on Tekant.

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

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
SD : My customer is the one that would appreciate the design and want to buy it.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SD : The sense of lightness for the human eyes and making you want to seat on Tekant

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SD : The name was influenced by the danish language with the word trekant, that means triangle, but then it evolve to Tekant.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
SD : Sketching a lot of new chairs, 3d modeling and building the real one by myself by welding it and creating the upholstery.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
SD : How I worked and build the structure of the chair.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
SD : All the process of the design was made by me, from the concept to the product.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SD : The technology help to create the chair the easiest way possible.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
SD : It is influenced by a research in how structures in architecture work.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SD : The most difficult part was to produce the final product, becoming from something in paper a 3d model to a real product.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
SD : When I was searching for competition of design and ways to enter in the real world of design after finishing my degree to start getting a name in design.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
SD : I learn the importance of having an order to build objects, because if you take the time to analyse how the pieces connect it is going to be easier.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
SD : For any question feel free to contact me.