Ana Silva-Vision Sink

At Design Interviews

Interview with Ana Silva : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Ana Silva : It is characterized by its minimalist and geometric lines "less is more", inspired by modern architecture with exquisite simplicity and an obsessive / extreme attention to detail. Its geometry is symmetrical, making of Vision a versatile and functional sink. Inspired by the modern kitchens, the daily day-to-day, to make the kitchen a clean space. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Ana Silva : The main focus of my work was to create a versatile, multifunctional and ergonomic sink, and at the same time, to create a product that adapts to most kitchen styles. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Ana Silva : The plan is to divulge threw as many social media platform as possible. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Ana Silva : One year, the project started in January 2015 and finished in December 2015. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Ana Silva : Create a new idea and a new concept. .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?. Ana Silva : This project will be produce by our company, being that it’s already in production. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Ana Silva : I’m a passionate by simple and functional design, and in this project I wanted to reflect exactly that. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Ana Silva : My work is influenced by those who I consider to be the references when it comes to design, architecture and art, such as Dieter Rams, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Ana Silva : Everyone is a potential clients, it’s a very versatile sink, that can be used in any modern kitchen! .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Ana Silva : This particular sink, distinguishes itself from others by its versatility and polyvalence, having a special location to conceal the tap, a glass cutting board that can be fitted on the side of the bowl hiding the bowl and tap, allowing it to be sued as a cutting board or even as a drainer. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Ana Silva : Vision symbolizes a new vision for the kitchen, that adapts to any style and place. A new design for a new vision of the future. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Ana Silva : The development started with a small sketch, followed by some additional drawings until the final concept was reached, and from then on, we developed the 3D drawing and the render. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Ana Silva : Its design, the combination of different depths, the contrast between the straight lines and its round corners. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Ana Silva : We worked together with our engineering team, focusing on the stamping and welding, in order to be able to produce this sink with his unique design. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Ana Silva : The technology has a critical part in the production of this sink, from the stamping of the sink to the laser cutting and welding. .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?. Ana Silva : No, for this project only a market study was made, focusing on the research of the existing solutions in the market , and what would be the future trends. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Ana Silva : The technical challenges, had basically to do with the stamping in 1mm tick stainless steel sheet to a depth of 60mm, with small radius. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Ana Silva : We feel that the design contests are one of the best ways to challenge us, and to show what we are able to do. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Ana Silva : Both the designers and our engineering team, pushed to the limit the stamping possibilities of the material considering the small radius and depths. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Ana Silva : I believe all questions were quite relevant, and anyone can understand our project and be fond of it. .

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