Webber (ping-Chun) Chen-Metric-Ganic Sculptural Bench

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Interview with Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Metric-Ganic Chen explores the notion of how civilization imprints knowledge and how humans have shaped the earth to create culture and history - through this lens, the sculptural bench is explored via the study of natural and mathematical patterns. Differentiating between inorganic and organic forms, the origami appearance of the timber is a representation of human knowledge based on mathematical calculations, which contrasts with the natural grain of the white oak representing the forest and earth. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Trying to have both emotional and physical interaction with viewers. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : I would like to find a great buyer that can provide my design a good home. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Half year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : It was designed for school course, but the design was something that i had in mind and always wanted to pursuit. .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?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : I own all rights for my design and intended to sell it to a good buyer. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : School course for furniture design. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Yes, my school Lecturer Natasha Perkins, Con-di designer Mr. Ni, Lisa and Viva. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Metric-Ganic means the combination of Geometric and Organic forms. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Pencil and paper. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Celebrating the purely of White Oak and enjoy the bench that rocks. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Yes, My school's Lnterior Lecturer Natasha Perkins, Con-di furniture designer Mr. Ni, Lisa and Viva. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : 3D Routering was the technology that crave the pattern on the timber panels. .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?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : No, It is more of an express of my own emotions .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : The making. Shipping. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Because my school asked me to consider as an option to publish my work. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : Metric-Ganic is my first time experience making a furniture, I was required to learn every step through out the make of the design. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Webber (Ping-Chun) Chen : no. .

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