Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad-O.boat Teakettle
At Design Interviews
(Excerpt) Interview with Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : Origami is one of the most interesting hand arts ever, once we read an article about origami that was written by an origami professor, he said we can use origami for everything because it is everywhere and that was the sparkle of this idea. If origami is everywhere and we can use it for everything why not in the kitchen!We started working on a new teapot and kettle that is a concept of an origami boat. We also used colors that mostly represent the ocean and the sea to let you feel its content. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : This design is an elegant, beautiful teakettle which is a concept lies in the fusion of origami boats and a teapot and is a true pleasure to partake from. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : We hope that this award can help us find investors to mass produce this design because every designer would love to see people using his design.
.Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : This concept took two weeks to be designed . .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : We were inspired by origami art and our interest was to intern this wonderful art to everyday life . .Frank Scott: 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?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : We would love to participate with investors who are interested in this design .
.Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : The design world is really widespread and it gives anyone the opportunity to push the boundaries and make everything look different and even design things that did not exist before so we encouraged ourselves to do something different . .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : No , there were not and this product was designed the way that was explained before . .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : Everyone in the world who like to have a new look in their kitchen . .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : O boat means origami boat , we wanted to underline the technique and shape of our design in its name . .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : No we did not .
.Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : Technology has a great role for every design and for sure has a great part in our design too .
.Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : Our design is influenced by origami art and we did a major research on this art . .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : The challenge was to combine origami and kitchenware like teakettle and make it work . The hardest part was to shape something that shows our point of view and the aspects that were important for designers. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad : As designers we always try to be updated and we trace good designs and designers and the best field to find them is to follow great international design competitions such as A'Design Award s.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Ladan Zadfar & Mohammad Farshad on O.boat Teakettle at design-interviews.com ]
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