Namgyun Kim-Oh Rocking Furniture Multi-Functional Furniture

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Interview with Namgyun Kim : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Namgyun Kim : When I am given a project brief, I often picture a scene where people can interact with objects within the particular space. I strive for a suitable design that could naturally fit into the scene. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Namgyun Kim : This project has been devoted for the use of parents and children. The design seeks for extension of parent-child relationship. It is to be used at a child-care centre or domestic homes. Ultimately, the design will offer happiness and a delightful memory to both parents and their children. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Namgyun Kim : Whatever I design, I always try to express happiness through my design. I dream to become a young passionate designer who is eligible to converse about what a “good design” is. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Namgyun Kim : I wanted to design a playful furniture through a recognition of child’s characteristics. The aim was to satisfy the needs of the given space and the user. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Namgyun Kim : The main objective of the design was to add joy into the experience of child-care centre. I found that there was a lack of toy furniture and a need for one. .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?. Namgyun Kim : In terms of production sales, I have nothing planned but do feel free to contact me if you are interested. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Namgyun Kim : I am particularly interested in furniture design within the field of industrial design. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Namgyun Kim : I was involved in the major design procedure and all other works except taking photographs of the final design. The group consists of myself as a designer and a fellow designer as a photographer. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Namgyun Kim : The design can be used at a wide range of space from domestic homes to child-care centre. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Namgyun Kim : The design has been inspired from a trojan horse. I was particularly interested in the climbing and riding aspects of the horse and seek to create a multi-functional piece of furniture. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Namgyun Kim : The name of the design was decided in hopes that people would “oh~~~~” when they saw this design. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Namgyun Kim : The major parts of design work and furniture production have been carried out through the use of CAD. During the production stage I was directly involved with physical modelling. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Namgyun Kim : The furniture can be used as a circular table and chair, as well as toy furniture for kids. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Namgyun Kim : I was involved in the major design procedure and all other works. Photography and image making components were completed as a team. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Namgyun Kim : I wanted the parents and children to experience happiness through my design. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Namgyun Kim : I wanted to participate in an international competition and get recognized internationally. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Namgyun Kim : During the project, I have gained professional skills on furniture design and its production. I came a step closer to becoming a furniture designer. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Namgyun Kim : I dream to become a “good” industrial designer and communicate globally with fellow designers to learn from each other. I wish to contribute to make our society better. .

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