Interview with designer Osmose le bois sas (Os), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Calyx 48 Lamp.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interview with Osmose le bois sas at Friday 27th of February 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
Os : The final design of the lamp shows itself once the assembly is done : its shape of corolla (such the calyx of a tulip), the disk, the various blades (sepals) and the bulb (pistil) which compose it are directly inspired by the botanical Universe and by the vegetable Kingdom.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
Os : The main focus was to create an original lamp which allows a mixed and variable concealed lighting that breathes a warm and radiant atmosphere.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
Os : This object is not a prototype anymore and we launched it last december. We are expecting news cooperation's mode to make our product accessible to the largest number.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
Os : It took us about 4-5 months to design this particular concept (the lamp Calyx).

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
Os : We decided to pursuit an inspiration (this product is sold on our eshop).

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?
Os : For now, we intent to produce our work ourself. Things might be different for the future.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
Os : This particular type of work is especially well adapted for our CNC equipment which allows a precise (nesting), reproducible and fast manufacturing.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
Os : The Latin origin of the lamp "Calyx" comes from its shape of corolla (tulip), the disk, the various blades (sepals) and the bulb (pistil) which compose it are directly inspired by the botanical Universe and by the vegetable Kingdom.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
Os : Our internal team of creation worked on this design.