Alan Saga-Only Right Here Knife Holder

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Interview with Alan Saga : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Alan Saga : The main source of inspiration for my design was bullfights, which are part of a vast cultural diversity in my country. So I wanted to represent the same concept in the transition and awakening of consciousness about controversial issues not only in Mexico but worldwide. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Alan Saga : My main aim was to achieve the fusion of an aesthetically minimalist element and an imposing piece. And that piece projects the cultural history of a country. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Alan Saga : My goal is that this award serves as a platform, to introduce the product internationally. And from a personal standpoint, use it as a way of relating both commercially and socially with companies and designers. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Alan Saga : The initial concept of this project took approximately one or two months when I was still a student at my university. Subsequent to graduating I resumed the project design and perfect it, which took me 2 weeks to land it and start modeling. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Alan Saga : I always wanted to share the culture of my country, and I think bullfighting is a potential topic, with ideas and representative level. The start of this project was completely free, and of 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?. Alan Saga : I currently plan to sell the product to any interested company or lease the rights of it with a business plan. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Alan Saga : I've always loved designing pieces which contain visual analogies, and also have a certain degree of controversy. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Alan Saga : Because it was a design that was made during college, I received feedback of a design teacher. On the other hand the trend of using multifaceted shapes is the most interesting and aesthetic considered for the type of products that I wanted to do. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Alan Saga : Basically people with passion and sensibility for art. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Alan Saga : The main feature that differentiates my design from similar ones, is the cultural history and all that entails (visual analogies). .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Alan Saga : What I was trying to represent with the name of my design, was to show the polemic and controversy that bull runs have in some countries, but also the global boom that has taken care of our planet. The name means in a peculiar way of saying that you only have the right to hurt an animal in a symbolic and fictitious way. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Alan Saga : 3D modeling in Rhinoceros, sternotomy of Mdf, 3d prints of ABS, and a handmade aluminum casting. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Alan Saga : The projected force merged with the aesthetics and elegance of it. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Alan Saga : It’s my own design. But I'm open to the possibility of working with designers to get innovative and original high quality results. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Alan Saga : Take a big role, especially in the initial and final part of design visualization. .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?. Alan Saga : Organizations like PETA, were part of the approach that I took for my research. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Alan Saga : Definitely the creation of multifaceted 3D model was the biggest challenge. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Alan Saga : When I finished my design, I had very good feedback on my online portfolio and in magazines, websites, blogs and social media. As well as being winner of "design icons 2013" magazine Archictural Digest Mexico, which recognizes the best of industrial design annually. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Alan Saga : Each phase of the process represented a learning curve. In the conceptual part, one of the main experiences was learning to measure the potential impact of a design when well supported. .

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