DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
GR : the drop shape is very similar to that of a buoy, a reference point. A buoy floats in the water and I wanted it to float ideally. The only solution was to "suspend it" as if I had managed to block a falling drop.
DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
GR : I am looking for a company that wants to acquire the concept, in the meantime I will continue to produce it as a limited series
DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
GR : Less than 2 weeks from the idea to the first prototype. The organic shape, even if controlled, is not very complex. The technical aspect, finding the right proportions to be able to use the same type of lighting body and the same hanging system, took longer.
DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
GR : There are hanging containers on the market, very often only decorative, in various materials, some with lighting and others without, but Goccia is unique. Ceramic is a very versatile material. The interior lights are warm and soft. And ... I've never seen suspended coffee tables, and you?
DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
GR : The name comes from the shape, a drop.
DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
GR : Pensil and notes, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Cinema 4D+VRay
DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
GR : Its soft forms. The use of a very versatile material, ceramics, also suitable for food. the idea of suspension. The warm and soft lights that illuminate the inside of the containers, but the detail that makes this design unique is the wooden top that transforms the large Goccia into a suspended table.