Anna Moraitou-Cell Coffee Table

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Interview with ANNA MORAITOU : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. ANNA MORAITOU : I was inspired by a chess game and the alternation of white and black boxes. The idea was each one of these boxes to have a different size and colour so to set apart little things that usually are spread around our living room. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. ANNA MORAITOU : I wanted this piece of furniture to interact with the room it would be placed in, by repeating these boxes on the wall or on the side. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. ANNA MORAITOU : To sell or lease the production rights, or sell it separately to individuals. I plan to use this award to promote other designs as well. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. ANNA MORAITOU : This was a brainstorming idea and the drawings came out very quickly. I would say a couple of weeks. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. ANNA MORAITOU : This design was commissioned by a family, looking for a "pop" coffee table with storage space. Since it was supposed to be placed inside a small apartment, it had to be mobile and compact. .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?. ANNA MORAITOU : I plan to sell or lease the production rights. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. ANNA MORAITOU : The fact that most of coffee tables where either "boring" or non-functional. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. ANNA MORAITOU : Ι am a member of a creative designing team - desarch architects - and we influence each other. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. ANNA MORAITOU : Individuals or preferably manufacturing companies that would like to buy or rent the production rights. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. ANNA MORAITOU : The fact that there are different hidden cabinets of different size and colour, to put little objects or paper separated. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. ANNA MORAITOU : It actually consists of "cells". Each cell corresponds to a different need, a different storage area, of different size and colour. Colours interact with each other and with the space they are placed in. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. ANNA MORAITOU : My sketchbook, design cad software and a colour palette. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. ANNA MORAITOU : The colour interaction. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. ANNA MORAITOU : With a carpenter. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. ANNA MORAITOU : none .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?. ANNA MORAITOU : nothing .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. ANNA MORAITOU : nothing .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. ANNA MORAITOU : After the positive comments and feedback I had, while it was exhibited during a design exhibition in Greece. I thought it should be presented internationally. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. ANNA MORAITOU : I got more extrovert, I learned to exhibit my work. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. ANNA MORAITOU : no .

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