Lisse Van Cauwenberge-dimdim Cradle, Rocking Chairs

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Interview with Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Dimdim is a cradle that contains two rocking chairs. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I wanted to do something new, a cradle that has a future. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I would like to see it produced and sold. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Eight Months .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : When I was asked to be a godmother, I wanted to design something for the baby and the parents. .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?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I'm looking for a company to lease the production rights and who sells Dimdim. I would like to work with royalties. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : It's a Typology that doesn't get designed very often. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I was inspirited by Rockid by Ontwerpduo. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Young parents, who have a good sense for design. And the grandparents, who like to have the baby visiting but don't like the baby stuff that are a taking huge place in their living area. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : the cradle has a future, it doesn't get put away. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Dimdim is also the name of my godchild. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : First I sketched a lot. afterwords I drew it in 3D in vector works. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : It's the first cradle that becomes two chairs when it's not being used anymore. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I collaborated with different companies in Belgium to produce my prototype. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : The hidden clamp and the rotation point underneath the seating. .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?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I did a research about the cradle. Where does it go when it's not being used anymore. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : The technical aspects of the chairs, to find a good solution that doesn't attract any attention. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : Dimdim was published on different blogs. A design award contacted me. I'd had given an exclusive invitation to join the competition. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Lisse Van Cauwenberge : I've learned to keep questioning yourself and the design. .

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