Interview with designer Ghazaleh Hajibabaiy (GH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Chuva Pendant.

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Interview with Ghazaleh Hajibabaiy at Wednesday 20th of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
GH : Chuva song from Mariza who is Portuguese singer.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
GH : I tried to show the emotions like happy and sad at the same time with a hope. The hope has a big roll in my design.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
GH : I want to make it and show it as A'design award winner with my other works in Iran.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
GH : It took about a week.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
GH : Because I got a positive feeling from the song. In addition the song has a good message and it is hope. I wanted to show it and have it as a pendant in the real world that remembers me the hope.

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?
GH : I plan to produce it myself or with a company. But I prefer a company wants to produce it.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
GH : the combination of colors and materials.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
GH : his target is having this design as a symbol of his life.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
GH : the design's meaning and its combination.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
GH : its name is the same with the song's name and means rain.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
GH : Gemvision Matrix and tspline

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
GH : the design's meaning and its combination.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
GH : nobody

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
GH : I have designed it with the programms. It means the technology has a big roll and effect in my design. In addition it will be made with the 3D printer that is a part of technology.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
GH : the song is in portuguese language that I needed a translater to understand what Maritza sings.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
GH : My design's meaning is the same round the world and I thought everybody can get the msg of design and its feeling when see it.