Interview with designer Asuka Saito (AS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Raindrops Pendant.

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Interview with Asuka Saito at Sunday 25th of March 2018: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AS : I got inspired by the quote "Maybe raindrops are the bravest thing created by God. Want to know why? It is because they are never afraid of falling."

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AS : Under the quote, I hope these pendants help people who try living hard in their society be encouraged in various situations.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AS : This project started in 2016 and finished in 2017. Made in San Francisco, CA, USA.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AS : I decided to pursuit an inspiration.

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?
AS : I plan to sell or lease the production rights and I intent to produce my work myself too.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
AS : Just an inspiration.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
AS : Everybody who tries living hard in their each society.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AS : I tried to let them have a strong presence by thickness even they are small pieces.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AS : The main challenge was making a shape of raindrops and slide set. These things enhance crystal fancy stones which are designed with precise machine-cut facet patterns that produce the signature Swarovski sparkle.