Yunus Emre Pektas-Inlor Desk Lamp

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Interview with Yunus Emre Pektas : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Simplicity in basic geometric shapes .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Yunus Emre Pektas : My motto with the lamp was "less is more" like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said.I wanted to design something that had few parts but was also functional at the same time. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Yunus Emre Pektas : I would like it to be produced and sold in the market. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Yunus Emre Pektas : It took about 3,5 months in total. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Yunus Emre Pektas : This project was commissioned by my teacher as a midterm project in my junior college year. .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?. Yunus Emre Pektas : I would like to sell my design to a company which can produce it. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Midterm project in college. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Yunus Emre Pektas : No .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Anyone who appreciates the usage of basic shapes in design. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Yunus Emre Pektas : The moving base and the 360 rotating rod.These make Inlor differ from other similar concepts, which are not that functional in terms of the angle and the adjustable intensity of the LED's. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Yunus Emre Pektas : In lor means "light" in a game I was playing when I was a little kid. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Computer programs like, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, Rhinoceros, Luxion Keyshot etc. While making the prototype 5 axes CNC etc. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Yunus Emre Pektas : The most unique aspect of my design is that it can achieve "so much" with "so little". .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Yunus Emre Pektas : I worked with Dr.Baris Yazici throughout the project. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Computer programs helped me to visualize what was in my head, and the CNC's made possible to produce a prototype. .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?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Inlor is influenced by the simplicty in design, which can be powerful if you do it right. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Yunus Emre Pektas : Most challenging part with Inlor was that designing the inner part which you place the LED's. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Yunus Emre Pektas : I was browsing the internet, and saw about the A' Design Competition. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Yunus Emre Pektas : I learned that nothing is easily produced even if you designed it right.You have to think about the production part as well as the concept part. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Yunus Emre Pektas : No thank you .

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