Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos-Strech.me Club Table

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Interview with Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : My main principle is multifunctionality, one product in many forms. The idea was born as an inspiration from grandmather footstools, my favorite childhood stool stored under the table. They often served me as table extensions. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Achieving maxsimum function with minimalism. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : I would like to licensing the design to a established manufacturer. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : One month to design and one month to prototype. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : I have pursuit my personal inspiration. .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?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : The design is currently being produced in short runs, but i’d like to sell the rights to production. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : This design responded to the need for an extendable coffee table in my home. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Design innovators. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Young people and young families looking for practical and playfully furniture solutions. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Practical function and using pop-up colors as an element of happy surprise. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : I think STRECH.ME name speaks for itself, it is stretchable as you like. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Hand sketching, 3D modeling and rendering. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : High precision is required for sliding elements and it is challenging aspect in manufacturing process. Playfulness and color combination ultimately defines this design aesthetically. 

 .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : I design alone, and to realize ideas into prototypes I work with numerous craftsmens. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : Kept in minimum with rectangular simple forms. .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?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : I have been studying human habits while drinking coffee or vine in everyday life. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Ivana Cvetkovic Lakos : This is an excellent platform to get my design presented to the greater audience. .

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