Distortion Series Book Jackets Interview

Interview with Derek Dubler (DD), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Distortion Series Book Jackets design. Distortion Series was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Graphics and Visual Communication DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Derek Dubler at Thursday 21st of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? DD : The big idea behind my book jacket series is this concept of distortion. Each book covers a different form of distortion. The Rift is a novel about a large earthquake, Singularity focuses on the science of black holes, and Amnesia is the story of an individual who suffers from memory loss. The forms of distortion then become represented in physical, extraterrestrial, and mental forms. The front cover portrays each form that best represents it's nature. A jagged, triangular descent in the earth's crust. A circular motion that pulls into the event horizon. And square tiles falling out of place as if they were memories. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? DD : My main focus was designing a system that remained unified, but also allowed each individual book to live on its own. I also wanted to represent each title in the simplest of forms. .. FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept? DD : The conceptual development took several weeks, and the construction took several more weeks. A total of around 3 months was spent from start to finish...

Urban Nature Residential House Interview

Interview with SHIN-YI LIN (SL), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Urban Nature Residential House design. Urban Nature was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with SHIN-YI LIN at Friday 22nd of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? SL : With only 2 people living in this spacious house, providing different usage of each and every corner is the first thought, and creating a stress-releasing home is the primary goal. Introducing the smell of woods and greens into the interior space, slowing down the pace and merge into the air of relax. With a smooth and lazy tune, it is a relaxing scene of dancing through the leaf carpets bathing in a sunshine covered field. An atmosphere that could absorb new life and fresh air everywhere is a perfect start for a new home. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? SL : The movements in the house are like dancing curves, neglecting the memorized routes, leading the clients to see their home in many different perspectives and provides little surprises and joy in every corner. Delivering a new concept of living by altering the passage through the house, and make the clients discover new angles of their home every day... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? SL : Expose this design to other countries. ..

People's Daily Hq Office Interview

Interview with Qi ZHOU (QZ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning People's Daily Hq Office design. People's Daily Hq was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Architecture, Building and Structure DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Qi ZHOU at Thursday 21st of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? QZ : This design is made for the most authoritative media agency in China. The main idea is about how to highlight the unique features of this media. We use organic shape to simulate the Chinese character which represent the corn value of this agency. At the same time, the high recognition body make this skyscraper outstanding in the urban background... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? QZ : In this design, we mainly focus on how to do something which will be a creative, contemporary and modern, but also reflect our culture and tradition. We are willing to realize an elegant, modern, poetic and most important a traditional skyscraper... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? QZ : We hope this high-rise building can convey our design concept, make it a strong theory, and keep it on all our future design projects...

Star Remote Access Video Baby Monitor Interview

Interview with Satu Niemelä (SN), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Star Remote Access Video Baby Monitor design. Star was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Baby, Kids' and Children's Products DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Satu Niemelä at Monday 25th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? SN : We wanted the design to be timeless and elegant; a design that communicates safety and peacefulness while seamlessly fitting in with the surroundings. Being a baby care product, it was important to us that the design appeals to babies as well as adults both of whom come into contact with the product on a regular basis when it’s being used. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? SN : Our focus was to breathe fresh air into this category of products. We felt very strongly that even if the product was high-tech, the design didn’t need to be cold. We wanted our design to be striking, to stand out, and yet be comforting and eye-pleasing. .. FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? SN : We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award, and plan to take full advantage of the award in our marketing and PR. ..

Vision Sink Interview

Interview with Ana Silva (AS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Vision Sink design. Vision was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ana Silva at Friday 22nd of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? AS : It is characterized by its minimalist and geometric lines "less is more", inspired by modern architecture with exquisite simplicity and an obsessive / extreme attention to detail. Its geometry is symmetrical, making of Vision a versatile and functional sink. Inspired by the modern kitchens, the daily day-to-day, to make the kitchen a clean space... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? AS : The main focus of my work was to create a versatile, multifunctional and ergonomic sink, and at the same time, to create a product that adapts to most kitchen styles... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? AS : The plan is to divulge threw as many social media platform as possible...

Invictus Sink Interview

Interview with Ana Silva (AS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Invictus Sink design. Invictus was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Ana Silva at Friday 22nd of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? AS : The inspiration for the creation of this sink emerged from the research of architectural forms and geometric volumes. It was fundamental to make the dish drying area more practical without neglecting the aesthetic part... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? AS : The main purpose of the development of this product was to inovate,wate maket differentiation and surprise in the final costomer... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? AS : In the future, i plan to develop a product line based on Invictus. For instance: a single sink, a dishwasher with a common drainer and accessories to complement this range...

Zen Sushi Japanese Restaurant Interview

Interview with Carlo Berarducci (CB), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Zen Sushi Japanese Restaurant design. Zen Sushi was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Carlo Berarducci at Sunday 24th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? CB : The main inspiration are the walkways in the forest that bring to the temples of Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, made by the succession of hundreds of matt black and glossy red-orange wooden portals. The idea was to reproduces their colors and suggestions to impress a clear Japanese feeling to the space. The principle was to conceptualize the essence of these sensations, the contrast between matt black and glossy red-orange, the repetition of close vertical elements, the dynamic dimension of the walkways, and the lights made by thousands of rice paper lamps, and reproduce them in a contemporary way, avoiding a simple vernacular or pastiche like reproduction. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? CB : What I wanted to achieve was to realize a contemporary space immediately recognizable as Japanese. The focus was on how to impress a Japanese feeling through the use of materials and colors. This was pursued by the use of the black and red-orange, the contrast between matt and polished surfaces, and the rice paper light source metaphor of the typical rice paper lamps you can see all around and inside the temples... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? CB : Some of the main principles of the design strategy that drove the project have been already transported in other following projects, such us the deconstructed use of independent elements as suspended inside an environment made emptied and left as much possible unchanged and naked with installations exposed as an open engine. ..

Biologic Self-Transforming Biological Skin Interview

Interview with Helene Steiner (HS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Biologic Self-Transforming Biological Skin design. Biologic was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Wearable Technologies DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Helene Steiner at Sunday 24th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? HS : Nature has engineered its own actuators, as well as efficient material compositions and structures triggered by these actuators to achieve functional transformations. We are imagining a world where actuators and sensors can be grown rather than be manufactured ­ being derived from nature, not engineered in factories... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? HS : We develop bioLogic with an harmonious perspective, where biological and engineering approaches flow in sync. The current garment is exhibited internationally and might get the opportunity to be part of the Olympics 2020... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? HS : bioLogic is still in research and inspired many of us to explore further potential of biological interfaces...

Blue Lake Restaurant Interview

Interview with yi chen (yc), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Blue Lake Restaurant design. Blue Lake was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with yi chen at Monday 25th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? yc : DesignersYi CHEN&Muchen ZHANG said: “The longing to go back to natureand the respectfor life and living. The project is situated in a serene park surrounded by soaring skyscrapers and this is what motivated us most when we decided to take it. To design a place wherepeople can truly experience the essence of nature and get surrounded by a natural ambience had been inspiring us all the way. We tried to turn into reality our conceptual ideaof abuilding that really reflects the time and space for life. This is because we believe that apart from the basic requirement of fulfilling client’s needs, every building should fit into the surrounding environment perfectly, and pay respect to the unique feeling of growth from nature. Therefore, we wanted to create a spiritual space closer to what people aredreaming of, where they can relax, recuperate, breathe and enjoy the best moment of their life.”.. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? yc : To design a unique building that blends in with the surrounding natural world, like a natural growth of the woods, yet keeps the life of the original building intact, freely flowing without being interrupted... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? yc : We’d like an opportunity to design another work that promotes harmony between the architecture, its indoor space, and its surroundings. The idea of designing a church also occurred to us..

Hongkan Lingshijun Pulin Type-C Villa Villa Interview

Interview with yi chen (yc), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Hongkan Lingshijun Pulin Type-C Villa Villa design. Hongkan Lingshijun Pulin Type-C Villa was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with yi chen at Monday 25th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? yc : By naturallyblending contemporary elements with traditional culture, the design aims at creating an architectural space with traditional aesthetics for the taste of modern people. We intended to reach a Zen-like state where subtlety and vacancy is to be felt both culturally and spiritually. The architecture uses contemporary modeling design to explore the origin for the continuation of traditional Chinese cultures... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? yc : We intended to reach a Zen-like state where subtlety and vacancy is to be felt both culturally and spiritually. Zen is a spiritual stateand also an attitude towards life; the stateis the natural revelation of the oriental temperament. At the heart of this design work is its intention tosymbolize the continuation of cultural heritage and spiritual temperament. "The poetic state is the overtones and the implications, permeating every corner of the space and touching sensory organs of the people experiencing the space.The real challenge lies in creating anethereal state. Therefore everydetail of the space, including shape, proportion, light, texture and color, are precisely craftedforthe creation of the ethereal state.The subtle correlation between ethereality and realitymust be under strict control." Through the ultimate design technique of creating of the "ethereal state", we had infused all our understanding of Zen in the space, spreading it all over the place... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? yc : We’d like an opportunity to design another work that promotes harmony between the architecture, its indoor space, and its surroundings. The idea of designing a church also occurred to us..

Sacred Bowl Ring Interview

Interview with Gulsah Surel Erdem (GS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Sacred Bowl Ring design. Sacred Bowl was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Gulsah Surel Erdem at Monday 25th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? GS : Praying on water, charging it with goodwill is a strong faith present in almost all cultures. I wanted to provide that the wearer feels the good energy by transforming an object connected to this faith into a jewel... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? GS : The focus of my design was to transform the drinking bowl of the Ottoman culture that was used to drink water to find healing, into a special jewel while staying true to its original form... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? GS : I would love to this personally special design be exhibited in Modern Art museums such as the Moma or Tate Modern; and marketed in sales points where people who value design can acquire it. ..

Lakeview Palace Restaurant Interview

Interview with Honglei Liu (HL), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Lakeview Palace Restaurant design. Lakeview Palace was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Honglei Liu at Tuesday 26th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? HL : According to ancient Asian philosophy the building blocks of all nature and humanity are the five elements of Earth, Fire, Gold, Water and Wood. From a geographical point of view, it is believed that all five elements inhabit the four different points of the compass with Water and Fire representing North and South and Wood and Gold signifying East and West respectively with the Earth at its heart... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? HL : When one walks into the Winter Palace Restaurant, you recognize the sensation of being touched by the space and in turn, this sensation will lead your heart. Every occasion of discovery here is akin to reading the history, the culture and the humanity and the feeling of transgression of the freedom from the vulgarity... FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts? HL : The layout of the Restaurant, inspired by this philosophy, has its main dining hall as its central Earth element while the West placed entrance signifies Gold and the abundance of wealth, success and prosperity for the client. North of the dining space is the peaceful and serene Study Space, reminiscent of a calm body of water with the fiery South picked as the obvious location for the Kitchen. The luxury Lounge located on the Eastern axis also draws on the Chinese idiom that “precious air comes from the East” by treating every visitor as a cherished guest. ..

Sail Vision Sales Center Interview

Interview with Golden Ho (GH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Sail Vision Sales Center design. Sail Vision was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Interior Space and Exhibition DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Golden Ho at Friday 29th of April 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? GH : Sail Vision lies in the southern area of Guangzhou Avenue, the Golden Axis in Wuhan. Surrounded by a dozen of campuses, it is brimming with confidence and vigor of youths who are courageous enough to accept novel things. Inspired by this, we created an experiencing space contrary to traditions in hope of activating thoughts of people in a tense and unsettled atmosphere. .. FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? GH : With the current limitations of the conditions, the building slope is fully used based on the building, with the application of linear deconstruction theory to break the monotone dull cell order and to introduce the brand new order by breaking, stacking and restructuring. The internal shape of the building shape is like a giant funnel to attract the passenger flow, leading the visitors to enter the exhibition space of experience... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? GH : In the future design, PONE is tend to a strong personality narrative, a rich sense of material, plus the landscape like picture and delicate detail processing. According to different projects inject different thoughts, but ultimately return to the authenticity of the building, still to create the soul space, driving by human development in the right direction...

Waterloo Vintage Packaging Interview

Interview with Omdesign Comunicação e Marketing (O ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Waterloo Vintage Packaging design. Waterloo Vintage was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Luxury DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Omdesign Comunicação e Marketing at Tuesday 17th of May 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? O : The legendary Waterloo Port, as denominated by English wine lovers, is an authentic treasure. This truly exceptional Vintage was produced when the 1st Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon's army at the Battle of Waterloo, evolved over two centuries, maturing in the tranquillity and semidarkness of Porto Ferreira cellars, refining itself in the luxury of time and owing to the knowledge of many generations... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? O : This a tribute to Waterloo Battle and intends to honour the Porto Ferreira founder, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, which has always shown deep social and charitable concerns... FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept? O : The project started in June 2014 in Porto (Portugal) and finished in May 2015, in London, with the auction by Sotheby's...

Porto Barros 100yo Packaging Interview

Interview with Omdesign Comunicação e Marketing (O ), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Porto Barros 100yo Packaging design. Porto Barros 100yo was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Luxury DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Omdesign Comunicação e Marketing at Tuesday 17th of May 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? O : This Porto Barros 100YO numbered edition, developed by Omdesign, is in honour of the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Portuguese Port wine brand. It consists of 1913 bottles of a unique Very Old Tawny Port, taken from the best batches of Tawny Port from each of the ten decades of the company's existence. Each bottle holds 100 years of passion, talent and art, taking us back to 1913, the year when the authentic and genuine Porto Barros was founded... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? O : The challenge was to create and produce a special edition of a premium packaging that was born to eternalise the first 100 years of this Port wine brand, having only 1913 exclusive and numbered bottles... FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept? O : This project started in October 2012 in Porto (Portugal) and finished in May 2013...

Eves Weapon Collier Interview

Interview with Britta Schwalm (BS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning Eves Weapon Collier design. Eves Weapon was a 2015 - 2016 period Golden A' Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch DesignAward Winner.

 
 
 
 

Interview with Britta Schwalm at Wednesday 4th of May 2016: FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design? BS : I love designs that need a second look. Is 'Eves Weapon' a modern necklace or a homage to an apple, to women? The apple is the first food ever served and is a highly potential symbol for all emotions and situations a woman can face in her life. An apple stands for health, fertility, seduction, lust and sin. Think at Aphrodite, Venus or EVE... FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve? BS : I designed 'Eves Weapon' to take part at HRD Award and got nominated. This resulted in being sponsored 20,2ct Diamonds to build the necklace. That was what I wanted to achieve - to work with 20,2 ct Diamonds. To work with that amount of Diamonds is gorgeous, fantastic, magnificent... FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design? BS : It is on roadshows. From Milan to Antwerp to Hongkong - all over the world, what plans would I need more?..