Xiaofei Cui-Positive Negative Bar Counter
At Design Interviews
Interview with Xiaofei Cui : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Xiaofei Cui : In this case, I believe the nature is beautiful, and the form can also be the function. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Xiaofei Cui : As I mentioned above, I am trying to realize the new relationship between form and function through this project. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Xiaofei Cui : I don't have a specific plan actually, life is a day by day, same as to do the project, I will continue to focus on some design field that I am really interested in. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Xiaofei Cui : Around half year. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Xiaofei Cui : This is not a commercial product design project, I just to pursuit an inspiration based on my research. .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?. Xiaofei Cui : Yes, I have plan to sell this design if possible. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Xiaofei Cui : From the research of human behavior and environment. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Xiaofei Cui : The name of this design comes from the understanding of the matter and space just by myself, in my opinion, design is create matters, matters will occupy space, space will have positive and negative, and for this project the form of the bar counter one is the positive and another one is negative, that's it. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Xiaofei Cui : Yafei Ma, she is one of my former students working with me for this design. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Xiaofei Cui : Actually there are two obstacles have to overcome in the design process: one is how to control the overall shape, another is the complexity of processing. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Xiaofei Cui : One of the reasons is I really like the trophy design of this competition, it's quite beautiful. .
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