Sarah Dehandschutter-Sa.de01 Lamp

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Interview with Sarah Dehandschutter : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Sarah Dehandschutter : My work has been evolving in this direction for a while. I used this technique of streching cloth over bars to make cilindrical pendants for my chandeliers. Doing this I got intrigued by the possibility of creating volumes with cloth streched over one single curved bar. All my recent designs are based on this principle, it gives a sence of simplicity and infinety at the same time. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Sarah Dehandschutter : to start with I am mainly focused on the esthetical value of the form, but the light it gives is as important. In this lamp the lightbulb illuminates the inner surface of the lamp and the space beneath it. It creates islands of light. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Sarah Dehandschutter : It is already produced on a small scale, so it is for sale like it is, but I would be happy to cooperate with other companies and see what is possible. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Sarah Dehandschutter : I have been working on this and similar lamps for years. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Sarah Dehandschutter : It is part of my own collection. .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?. Sarah Dehandschutter : Koziol is working on a model inspired on this one, I am looking for possibilities of cooperation but will also keep producing own work. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Sarah Dehandschutter : I had an idea and tried it out. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Sarah Dehandschutter : One is inspired by the whole world around, but not one particular design or designer. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Sarah Dehandschutter : everybody .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Sarah Dehandschutter : The organic way it came into being. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Sarah Dehandschutter : Sa.De are my initials. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Sarah Dehandschutter : Cloth an metal rods. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Sarah Dehandschutter : The cloth is streched over metal bars to its extremes, this natural tension gives the most perfect curves possible, it is as if nature itself would have created them. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Sarah Dehandschutter : I worked with a company (Vari bvba) producing the double mould to reproduce the lamp semi-industrially .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Sarah Dehandschutter : Since I wanted to restrict myself to natural materials it was difficult to find the right way to strech the cloth, keep it stabile etc. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Sarah Dehandschutter : I will present my work on Ventura Lambrate in Milan, and thought it was a good oppurtunity to combine it. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Sarah Dehandschutter : Patience and endurance. .

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