Claudio Sibille-twins Transformable Coffee/Lounge Chairs

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Interview with Claudio Sibille : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Claudio Sibille : The idea, like most of my work is to show that thre is more than meets the eye in what looks like a simple object. Whjat inspired me to do this. . . ell in great measure, my wife´s pregnancy. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Claudio Sibille : This project is the result of my work in M3 where multifunctionality and space saving furniture is the main objective. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Claudio Sibille : Well, now that it has a distinctive quality seal like the "A´design" it´s time to take this to the prototype level, and ending with the commercial one. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Claudio Sibille : Quite a while. I jhesitated a lot while designing this project. I was never totally satisfied with the relationships of height between the coffee table and the chairs. Reaching that exact balance where you can say "Uffff, I´M FINALLY DONE" took me days, weeks. Not always working on this project of course, but week anyway. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Claudio Sibille : I did not precisely need to solve this particular problem (the one solved by this design), but I needed to find new ways of solving space issues through furniture design in the most original and practicable way possible. .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?. Claudio Sibille : It will be manufactured by M3 soon. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Claudio Sibille : mostly young people between the ages of 18 and 50 living in small apartments that can easily manipulate light medium sized objects in their daily basis routine. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Claudio Sibille : I think the one thing that sets this design apart is its utility. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Claudio Sibille : The name comes from the fact that the two chairs are identical and come from the same womb. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Claudio Sibille : Pencil, paper, autocad, 3d studio and lots of coffee. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Claudio Sibille : My good results doing this in previous years. .

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