Chizen Shimoda-Pythagoras Dish

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Interview with Chizen Shimoda : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Chizen Shimoda : This dish is inspired from the Pythagorean Theorem. The theorem comes up with me to express the mathematics beauty as modern design. And also the golden ratio include to calculate every part of layouts, thus circles, hexagons, and triangles are well balanced in a product. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Chizen Shimoda : The main focus is to express the mathematics beauty as modern design. The golden ratio apply as nature rule of the every part of design. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Chizen Shimoda : I will sell this awarded design with the manufacturing company as production in the world. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Chizen Shimoda : The design time took only a few days by 3D CAD software, however it took several months to find out the manufacture due to special design. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Chizen Shimoda : I have been interested in art, architecture and other design long time. After the mega earthquake in Japan at 11 March 2011, I would like to express something because I have been to think life is short. So I started design by 3D CAD software with my inspiration and pursued the manufacture to create real product with me. .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?. Chizen Shimoda : My design is being produce as original product under my brand. The product will be sold around the world. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Chizen Shimoda : The inspiration and 3D CAD design was fun! .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Chizen Shimoda : Every great artist, design work and nature were helped the influence the design of my work. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Chizen Shimoda : The target customer is everyone around the world. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Chizen Shimoda : It is apart from original inspired the design and high quality craft work by Japanese manufacture. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Chizen Shimoda : As the design is based on the Pythagorean Theorem, I named this as just Pythagoras. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Chizen Shimoda : 3D CAD software is the main tool, and the secret tool and know-how in the manufacture. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Chizen Shimoda : It is unique aspect that used golden ratio and simple design, but strong geometric design impact on the dish. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Chizen Shimoda : A high technique and high quality company helped to realize manufacturing part. It has much special technique and know-how in the company. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Chizen Shimoda : To realize thin, light and beauty product, the cooperate company use bone china as material. .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?. Chizen Shimoda : No. I just make the design all the product from my inspiration. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Chizen Shimoda : It was very hard to realize the concept due to unique design, so I contacted many companies which have been created the porcelain product during several month. Finally, I could meet the high technology and high quality manufacture in Japan. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Chizen Shimoda : I would like to challenge what kind of impact will my designed dish make in the world. And also, I would like to know the judgement from point of view by 3rd party. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Chizen Shimoda : I learned many 3D CAD software operation work from basic to advanced. In addition, I learned realization is also need other skills to create the product, thus I respect all the person who support to me. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Chizen Shimoda : The life is uncertain, nobody knows what things happen in the future. Actually, I changed my life from an employee to establish a small company after the mega earthquake in Japan at 11 March 2011. .

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