Monkeyglasses Mai-Britt B.seaton-Monkeyglasses Sustainable Eyewear

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Interview with MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Developing a concept that combines respect for people and the environment while also being affordable was essential to to us right from the start. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Being the first sustainable eyewear brand. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : We will expand with more series that have theme in sustainable and recycling of waste materials. We hope to cooperate with other companies from other industries, we have begun this journey. A normination as A'Design Awards will enhance our misson and have great significance for our future. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : It took us 10 months two make our name, the vision and the DNA of our brand. We started in 2009. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : My husband Morten have been in the eyewear business since he was 22. I came from the cloth industry, and have been working with construction, design and production. We wanted to make a difference in the eyewear. Not only for our self (because we had both our own companies) but we saw that there was something that the eyewear business total missed. It was a sustainable eyewear brand. .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?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : We intend to go on our self for many years ahead. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : The eyewear business total missed sustanability. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : No .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : from the mid 20's and up. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : We dont saw any other brands paying attention for the envoiment. It took me 2½ year to find casses for the glasses. We started with bio cotton pouch only. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Our name is from a Danish play on the word “brilleabe”, which when translated becomes "monkeyglasses®". We also felt that the similar sounding expression “travelling in monkey-class" fits our vision of having an affordable product. Our products should be affordable. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Adobe programs. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : That we have the envoimently thinking put in to everything and that we support Save the .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Only us. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : We reuse left over materials, we find solutions that will fit in for the people that work for us. we often have to pay more to get the right standards. .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?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : No/yes plenty of our own analytical. About 6-8 students is haveing thir internship in our company every year. Here we develope and reserch on going. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : That we do not find the industri ready to our demands. We will keep asking and explorer new ideas. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : Becaue you sent me an invitation in an email. Thank you, we hope that we will have a positive feed back. (o: .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : That you have a very thorough and well developed application form. (o: .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. MonkeyGlasses Mai-britt B.Seaton : We hope to meet you. Have a lovely day! .

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