Interview with designer Tsvetan Petkov (TP), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Shard Mood Table.

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Interview with Tsvetan Petkov at Wednesday 20th of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
TP : The nature is my main inspiration. Keep it clean and simple is my principle and my idea as well.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
TP : I wanted to achieve beauty in simplicity.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
TP : To gain more popularity and to be a milestone in my work.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
TP : About a month

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
TP : I just felt an inner need to create this particular piece of work. I was inspired, as it is with every other project i develop.

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?
TP : No, I`ll produce it myself for now. If I recieve a good offer I'll sell it.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
TP : I have already answered

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
TP : I do not think that there are similar or resembling concepts

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
TP : It came from the sharp shape of my product and also it applies directly to the customers mood

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
TP : 3D programs and a hand sketch

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
TP : The fact that the design does not struggle with the functionality

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
TP : With no one, I did it on my own

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
TP : I have years experience in the field of interior and product design

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
TP : My patience was the main challenge.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
TP : I had no particular goal by entering this competition.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
TP : I learned a lot for my colleagues and competitors.