Claire Requa-Chandelier Table Side Table

At Design Interviews

Interview with Claire Requa : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Claire Requa : To design a flat-pack piece of small furniture that would supplement and complement Claire de Lune Chandelier. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Claire Requa : That the pieces of acrylic were off-cuts that I could make into a piece of functional and beautiful furniture. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Claire Requa : To sell it to more shops. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Claire Requa : It took several months, as I was working with an engineer on the fine machine tooled parts, like the assembly screws. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Claire Requa : This was an inspiration to complement the Chandelier. .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?. Claire Requa : At the moment the design is produced by myself, but would like to sell/lease the production rights. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Claire Requa : An interest in small furniture. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Claire Requa : No other designers were involved. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Claire Requa : The target is the conscious consumer that is interested in quality. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Claire Requa : This is flat-pack, but beautiful and well-thought out design. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Claire Requa : Chandelier Table - not very original, but relates it to Claire de Lune Chandelier. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Claire Requa : Laser cut acrylic, special tooled parts for assembly. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Claire Requa : The Chandelier etching design on the surfaces. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Claire Requa : I worked closely with engineers for the machine tooled screws. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Claire Requa : As the parts had to fit snugly, to make the table stable, detail had to be paid to the laser cutting process. .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?. Claire Requa : The only research was to see if there were similar products already on the market. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Claire Requa : Working with the engineers was a challenge. Making them see my vision. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Claire Requa : I sent pictures of my product with a short description of my design. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Claire Requa : I learnt more about the materials that I might use in the future, the limitations and the advantages of certain materials over others. .

Claire Requa-Chandelier Table Side Table Images:


End of the article, click here to go back to previous page, or alternatively go back to Week of Design News homepage.

Design Competition

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare shuffle_assoc() (previously declared in /nfs/c05/h01/mnt/160172/domains/ in /nfs/c05/h01/mnt/160172/domains/ on line 55