Interview with designer Taras Zheltyshev (TZ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Plexus Multifunctional Lamp.

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Interview with Taras Zheltyshev at Sunday 26th of April 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
TZ : The idea was to create an ideal luminaire that can be adapted to the individual and his needs

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
TZ : I wanted to reach the variety of forms and possibilities of this product, availability and attractiveness

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
TZ : Used in the development of this product, announcing the investors and other designers to collaborate

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
TZ : Not long, because the work consists of modules, it is possible to make a couple of weeks

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
TZ : This work is a flight of imagination and challenge myself

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?
TZ : I plan if there is an opportunity to sell the rights to manufacture, because a large amount of this design will prove very positive

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
TZ : The desire to go and continue the philosophy that design changes not only around us but also within man himself

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
TZ : this is my mother, she always inspires me and moves forward

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
TZ : мой дизайн подойдет для всех

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
TZ : Projects characterized by the ability to adapt to the needs and desires of the user

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
TZ : This means diversity and fluidity, form the foundation construction

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
TZ : Many books, sketches, computer graphics

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
TZ : I think the idea and mechanism joints in light design

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
TZ : I do not have worked alone

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
TZ : the fundamental role of modern technology LED lighting and casting duralumin

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
TZ : Yes, I spent a variety of studies on materials science, and forming

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
TZ : There was only one problem, and the difficulty to show all the features of this lamp, because "many people, so many opinions" - this applies to use design

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
TZ : I participated last year and realized that I will actively participate in such activities, it has a positive effect as a stimulus for the competition and the opportunity to express themselves

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
TZ : I learned a multifaceted work and combine different knowledge a variety of information

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
TZ : All questions reveal the attitude of the inventor to design, all is well