Jeffrey Day-H20il Bench and Occasional Table

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Interview with Jeffrey Day : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Jeffrey Day : To take a simple occurrence like oil in water and give it a different perspective. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Jeffrey Day : I am to offer this bench as part of a "family of products" on my website so that people may purchase them. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Jeffrey Day : From concept to prototype was about 4-5 months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Jeffrey Day : Totally inspiration driven, I find my best work is inspired. Although commissioned inspiration would be ideal! .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?. Jeffrey Day : I intend to offer this line through .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Jeffrey Day : I feel it is a valid, contemporary design idea... I wanted people to enjoy it. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Jeffrey Day : We all stand on the shoulders of giants. That being said I have been influenced by all the designers and designs that came before this one. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Jeffrey Day : Anyone that appreciates contemporary deign, hopefully from all walks of life. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Jeffrey Day : Some furniture disappears after time, its just another function of out daily lives. My hope is that this will grab peoples attention more frequently. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Jeffrey Day : Its very matter of fact... its h20 and oil: H2Oil .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Jeffrey Day : Solid Works, Adobe CS, CNC, good old fashioned hand tools. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Jeffrey Day : the organic shapes of the surface. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Jeffrey Day : na .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Jeffrey Day : Technology plays a huge role in most of my designs, this was no different. From design iterations to CNC output, technology is truly my partner. .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?. Jeffrey Day : na .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Jeffrey Day : The largest challenge was to realize the casted leg using small foundries. There was a learning curve there for sure. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Jeffrey Day : I felt the design was credible enough garner the attention of fellow designers. I want to share it with the community as well as build my own brand. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Jeffrey Day : I learned the skills of how to design for casting with pattern makers. An old and still relevant skill. .

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