|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 paNBin here.
|Interview with Sudhanwa Chavan at Monday 12th of November 2012
FS: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SC: Today where space is at premium; we cannot afford to waste floor area in having 'N' number of products. The inspiration behind this concept is to combine different products together to form a multifunctional single product.
FS: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SC: To reduce the visual clutter in houses or offices.
FS: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SC: I will be looking forward for realization of this concept.
FS: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
SC: 2 months
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: When you travel in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi; you get the idea of living spaces available for people. In such congested scenario; it will be better if we find some smart solutions to reduce visual and household clutter.
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: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SC: its multifunctional approach
FS: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SC: Panbin is a combination of two products : Dusting Pan + Dust Bin
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: reduced space consumption
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 from the web based research.
FS: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SC: It is basically a simple product considering technology.
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. The research was more towards understanding the minimum carpet area required for living.
FS: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SC: There are so many products in anybody's house which can be combined and form a single solution. Focusing on untapped cleaning devices in houses was a little 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
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