Interview with designer Masaki Matsukawa (MM), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Duren Crinkle Leather Bag.

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Interview with Masaki Matsukawa at Thursday 24th of March 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
MM : This brand is designing so that action appropriate for a man and a style may be felt most sexily. The state which handles delicate leather lubberly.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
MM : Leather like paper with which functionality of an aluminum foil is united. The bag which just touches and becomes fun.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
MM : I'd like to be charged with the role of collaborating on Japanese technical power with the design power of each country.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
MM : 2 years.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
MM : The goods to which a concept was precedent are flooding a market. Because I wanted to announce the fascinating design more intuitively than that. The design has been completed by our team.

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?
MM : There are all right for me. It's expected to sell it to each country through an agency but to develop in all over the world.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
MM : The feel of a material which isn't in other ones The material which isn't in other ones Use method to utilize that. That's intuitive.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
MM : DavidJames /art director Want were fulfilled, and it was decided to collaborate with him from next season.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
MM : Virility&Sexy mens

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
MM : The feel of a material of the leather is united with shape memory of an aluminum foil.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
MM : The material is expressing itself straight.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
MM : Paper, Pen, Illustrator and Photoshop

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
MM : The part which isn't influenced by a trend in a market.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
MM : Kohei Okamoto, the designer. Factory of leather. Craftsman of a bag. Dyeing craftsman.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
MM : Thinning the leather to the limit. Thereby crimp the aluminum foil leather. To keep the texture, such as paper.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
MM : Instead of the calculation, it has been to take care of the intuition born out of the ordinary. The remainder being everyday experience.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
MM : Leather setting, the leather durability and adhesive setting.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
MM : Rather than the assessment of the market, we wanted to challenge whether to world-class competition of Rendition.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
MM : That it's made in Japan, when adding the creative power, it's possible to make the world the design in common use.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MM : This series still keeps an unknown possibility. It itself is also renewing goods every day. I'd like to collaborate with various artists and expand the range from now on.