Despina Souhlas-D:note Seating Adjacent to The Grand Piano

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Interview with Despina Souhlas : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Despina Souhlas : The design was inspired by the curve of the grand piano and the way people are drawn to this instrument. We wanted to design a piece that would provide the listeners a place to comfortably sit and experience the music from a proximity they are rarely afforded. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Despina Souhlas : We wanted to provide seating near the piano without crowding the area around it, it had to be comfortable seating that complimented the contours of the piano. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Despina Souhlas : To see this sofa nestled adjacent to every grand or baby grand piano in every lounge or home and offer the listeners a relaxing seat where they may be fully embraced by the melodies. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Despina Souhlas : The concept was fully developed in one afternoon. The details took about 10 days to develop. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Despina Souhlas : We needed to provide a client with additional seating for a space that had a baby grand piano. We did not find much on the market that fit well near the piano so we decided to design something instead. .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?. Despina Souhlas : We have worked with a local manufacturer to produce two sofas. The design is patented and we would be interested in leasing the production rights. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Despina Souhlas : Necessity .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Despina Souhlas : This sofa is one of a collection of our designs inspired by osmosis. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Despina Souhlas : Anyone with a grand or baby grand piano that wishes to encourage socialization around it. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Despina Souhlas : We are not familiar with any other similar concepts. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Despina Souhlas : It's shape. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Despina Souhlas : We consulted with musicians, composers and furniture builders. .

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