Fabrizio Constanza-ksd-1, Horizon Lounge Chair

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Interview with Fabrizio Constanza : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Fabrizio Constanza : The inspiration on this piece is most definitely the Auto and Moto aficionados. The design combines Greg Jacobs’s immense knowledge of race car construction and Fabrizio Constanza’s ability to combine materials and shapes to create sensations on the collectors. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Fabrizio Constanza : In this piece we are getting into the subconscious of the Collector, mainly those memories of comfort, freedom, and tranquility of being on the road just motoring. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Fabrizio Constanza : Produce them at the clients specifications, certified them and enjoy the ride. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Fabrizio Constanza : This concept has being on the drawing board for many years. Last year I talk to Greg about re-taking it and here it is now an awarded design. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Fabrizio Constanza : This concept is pure inspiration. .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?. Fabrizio Constanza : We sale directly to clients. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Fabrizio Constanza : As I mention before, Greg and I designed this long ago, now we could come back to finished. for me was important becouse I got to work with an long time designer friend. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Fabrizio Constanza : no, just race car manufacturing process .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Fabrizio Constanza : High profile collectors .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Fabrizio Constanza : This are made one by one, the collectors know exactly who was involve in the build. Just like a racer knows who work in his car. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Fabrizio Constanza : KSD-1 Stands for a company name we had created with Greg back in College times. We thought about opening a design Studio. Horizon is the new name. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Fabrizio Constanza : Sketching, coreldraw, modeling, prototyping, upholstery prototyping, dhl, e-mail. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Fabrizio Constanza : form and production style .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Fabrizio Constanza : race car builder, carpenters, machine shops, metal workers, upholstery artisans. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Fabrizio Constanza : Technology is important for the design process, but we like to produce in Guatemala, so we can help artisans. So we are more into good quality hand crafters. .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?. Fabrizio Constanza : The research starts once the main objective is set. In this specific case, Greg did the manufacturing research, I did the psychological one. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Fabrizio Constanza : adjusting rhe main shape or form of the chair to the ergonomics of a lounge chair .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Fabrizio Constanza : The design is great .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Fabrizio Constanza : As I mention before, each design is a life experience. I love design becouse alouds me to spent my day with creative profecionals. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Fabrizio Constanza : thank you guys for your time .

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