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Concept Cobra Lamp by Sudhanwa Chavan

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Sudhanwa Chavan (SC) for I-Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Sudhanwa Chavan by clicking here. Access more information about the award winning design Concept COBRA here.



Interview with Sudhanwa Chavan at Monday 19th of November 2012

FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SC: The inspiration behind this concept is a King Cobra and its attacking formations.

FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SC: I wanted to achieve a single lighting solution for diverse rural as well as urban needs such as - a light source can be used at (space wise) extremely odd places; for the purpose of study, which has a good carry-ability and operational simplicity for all age groups or in urban scenarios; it should act as an ambient light, people should carry it for outings etc.

FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SC: Realization is best which can happen to a concept. So, I will be looking forward for the same.

FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
SC: It was a two months; self initiated project. Project involved all the process steps of user / material & technology / competitive research, benchmarking, conceptualization and Virtual prototyping.

FS: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
SC: The project was not commissioned, it was a self initiated one.

FS: 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?
SC: No, the design has not been produced or used by any company. I am planning to sell or lease the production rights of this concept.

FS: What made you design this particular type of work?
SC: As a designer; it is our moral duty to observe things and find solutions for betterment of contemporary life styles. The project took shape out of observation of current scenarios.

FS: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
SC: There were no other designs or designers involved in making this concept.

FS: Who is the target customer for his design?
SC: People from both Rural and Urban areas and for most of the age groups.

FS: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SC: I have not come across any resembling concepts yet but if any; the modularity and diverse application of this concept makes it different.

FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SC: The name is due to the form inspiration behind this concept i.e King Cobra

FS: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
SC: Rhinoceros 4, Photoshop

FS: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
SC: Thinnest possible lamp

FS: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
SC: I have not collaborated with anyone for this design. All technical details mentioned are gathered from the web based information.

FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SC: The concept is completely based on contemporary technologies. Without printed electronics and printed batteries; it is not possible to achieve the thinnest size of it.

FS: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
SC: This design is influenced by my personal observation and understanding of Indian scenario.

FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SC: Combining most of the issues related to portable lighting was challenging.

FS: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
SC: It is always great to share concept on a great platform like 'i design award' especially when you have faith in whatever you have designed.

FS: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
SC: Revisiting the thoughts, concepts always help for the refinements of any design. Moreover; there were valuable inputs from i design award jury members; which helped me to improve this design.

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
SC: thank you for the opportunity


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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