Interview with designer Irena Kilibarda (IK), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Table T Outdoor or Indoor Table.

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Interview with Irena Kilibarda at Thursday 23rd of October 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
IK : The main idea was to use Corian with all its' material properties and possibilities in combination with two other materials in a furniture design. Table T is the product that shows at the same time all Corian Illumination Series caracteristics and shows the engineering excellence and stability of a table design.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
IK : From the night when the idea came to my mind to the manufacture, one year passed. The most time was spent for the metalic holding construction, or the structure of the table. It was supposed to be very stable, but since the Corian Illumination is partly transparent, and Corian as a material needs underconstruction to be stable, we needed to think of a metalic construction that will the function and cooperate with the Table T design.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
IK : I decided to pursuit an inspiration. First there was one table, after the whole collection of Table Ts.

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?
IK : I started producing the design myself-dsignedby with two workshops working for us- Preparations, CNC cutting; Metal works, galvanization, solid wood and finishes.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
IK : The tables could be used in homes, hospitality, outdoor or indoor. They are admired both by very young or older people.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
IK : Its' material combination; sustainability; resistance to heat, water and scratches. This table could be used with led light or without, which creates a special atmosphere.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
IK : Table T- It is a table, and the first letter of the table, letter T, is in a shape of a table.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
IK : The role of technology in this particular design is great. The high tech material Corian needs programed CNC 3D machine to create its 3d structure out of the boards of Corian that come in 6, 12 or 19mm of thickness.