Bernhard Burkard-Ballo Portable Speaker

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Interview with Bernhard Burkard : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Bernhard Burkard : Simplicity and minimalism. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Bernhard Burkard : By totally rethinking the shape of portable speakers we tried to suit modern, mobile lifestyles and offer an easily applicable portable speaker to everybody. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Bernhard Burkard : Through BALLO's simplicity, we want to reach a broad audience and offer the opportunity of owning a well-thought-out piece of design to everyone. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Bernhard Burkard : From the first scratch to its final realization it took about a year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Bernhard Burkard : Being asked to work for the Hong Kong based brand OYO - Objects You Obsess, there was no way in refusing. So, commissioned by the upcoming brand we designed BALLO. .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?. Bernhard Burkard : Since being co-produced, BALLO is sold and produced by OYO. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Bernhard Burkard : Everybody who loves clean and clever designs. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Bernhard Burkard : BALLO sets itself apart simply because there are no other similar concepts of portable speakers. That is what makes BALLO and its sound experience unique. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Bernhard Burkard : The name BALLO is a reminder of the product's shape. Chosen together with OYO, it is an easily memorable and intelligible term chosen that functions internationally. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Bernhard Burkard : Fast concept sketches and 3D Modeling to verify proportions. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Bernhard Burkard : The speaker‘s shape is a perfect sphere with no actual stand. The BALLO speaker lays, rolls or hangs for a 360 degree music experience. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Bernhard Burkard : On this project, we worked hand in hand with OYO .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Bernhard Burkard : In BALLO technology serves the purpose of actually making the device work. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Bernhard Burkard : After great feedback and a wide appearance on the most important design blogs we were being asked to take part in this design competition. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Bernhard Burkard : We are improving day by day in every aspect of our lives and works. .

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