Taras Zheltyshev-M.t.f. ( My True Friend) Table Lamp

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Interview with Taras Zheltyshev : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Taras Zheltyshev : The design main principle is the keeping an outlook of the dog, we mean that we were inspired by a German mastiff from Sherlock Holmes movie. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Taras Zheltyshev : We were focused on keeping the shape of the lamp, versatality, general simplicity and prettiness. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Taras Zheltyshev : We were always have been taught not to eat the calf in the cow's belly. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Taras Zheltyshev : It took us just a week to design this particular concept. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Taras Zheltyshev : We were always interested and charmed in light, lightning equipment and interiour decoration connected with something bright, airy and the things that provide warmth and coziness. .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?. Taras Zheltyshev : If there is a good possibility to share our ideas and design with people, of course there is a way to sell or lease the production rights. We are always glad to have futher business relationships with our partners and clients. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Taras Zheltyshev : It's the implementation of my ideas, deep thoughts about calmness, friendliness and home compford that modern person lacks nowadays. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Taras Zheltyshev : As for the modern trends there were no designers or design that has greatly influenced me, except my mother's advices and recommendations. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Taras Zheltyshev : Any modern person who wants to come home, turn on the light instead of coldness and swiftness of the world and meet the home warmth and comfort. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Taras Zheltyshev : The uniqueness of M.T.F. ( My True Friend) lamp in the form of a dog is that, firstly it can fit almost any decor, from the cheerful, warm children's room and ending with cold official working office. Secondly, it has a unique combination of materials - wood, plastic, metal, glass that creates a fusion style. The third unique characteristic is that, not all lamps can have a pivot arm with 360 degrees and free tilt from any angle. Also, our lamp provides possibility of rigid fixation with the comfortable ergonomic locks. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Taras Zheltyshev : It was very simple, as the lamp is in a shape of a dog, the dog is a human's friend so the name of our concept is quite clear M.T.F. ( My True Friend) .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Taras Zheltyshev : On the firs stage we used the basic ones - Sheets of paper, pencil, water colours, aquarel pencils, etc. then on the second stage 3DsMAX and Photoshop. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Taras Zheltyshev : It' s really a hard question for an artist who painted a masterpiece.......Tell us what square cm. of your work is the best? .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Taras Zheltyshev : None. As i have a large experince with the materials our lamp consists of, so there is no need to consult with any technical specialists. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Taras Zheltyshev : The technology plays great role in the implementation of our design. .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?. Taras Zheltyshev : We wanted to embody the essence of the old, more durable, some kind “iron” world, where people were more kind and simpler, and things were inherited for generations with the modern fast-paced world where modern technology combines space and time, it speeds up the life of modern person and sometimes he or she just want to come home, turn on the light instead of coldness and swiftness of the world and meet the home warmth and comfort. As if there is a faithful dog waiting for its master, and the life is slow and relaxed. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Taras Zheltyshev : The difficulty was in maintaining a single composition shape of the lamp. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Taras Zheltyshev : Why not? I'm sure that any designer would be pleased to take part in this international design competition. It's a good chance to prove your abilities and find new opportunities. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Taras Zheltyshev : I've improved my understanding of the materials harmony and their compatibility. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Taras Zheltyshev : No thank you a lot! If you have any additional questions we are always ready to answer them. .

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