Interview with designer Eckhard Beger (EB), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Shift Chest of Drawers.

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Interview with Eckhard Beger at Wednesday 20th of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
EB : The main objective of the project was to create a chest of drawers Shift with the unusual shape of a rhombohedron. Shift is an aesthetic object before being a chest of drawers.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
EB : The main focus was to combine the seemingly unstable shape of the rhombohedron with the black ebony marquetry bands which like belts imply stability.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
EB : The project duration was 6 months starting in Mai 2015

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
EB : The design was made following my own inspiration

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
EB : I wanted to design a chest of drawers with a geometry that is out of the ordinary but which at the same time has a functional side.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
EB : The target customer is someone looking for a piece of residential furniture which is at the same time an aesthetic object with a high-end finish and a functional piece of furniture.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
EB : The name Shift, reflects the geometry of the chest of drawers.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
EB : A special manufacturing process is required to combine the ebony bands with the flamed maple veneer.