Studio Integrate Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy-flux Table

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(Excerpt) Interview with studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We use mathematical logic and basic forms that have been adopted in Middle Eastern art and architecture to achieve a an innovative design, yet with an alternative method. The outcome of the design is rooted, functional and innovative. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We wanted to achieve a novel form that uses old and well known principals. By using a historical base pattern and a series of arches, we have created a dynamic object that can be produced by contemporary techniques. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We are planning to exhibit it in art fairs and exhibitions. We would also like to create a side and coffee table to complete the FLUX series. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : It took us 5 months for designing and prototyping and 7 months to complete the production of the first two prototypes in black and white. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We received a commission with an open brief that allowed us to come up with this design proposal. FLUX table is a result of a long term systematic research which is visibly influential in our products and architecture. .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?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : The table is manufactured in Austria. We intend to produce FLUX table with the same company that we developed it with. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We are interested in designs that are functional, rooted, unique and memorable. FLUX table is admired and remembered by the people who see it, yet it is fully functional for everyday life. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : Both Amin and I have worked with influential architectural practices such as Foster and Partners, whose method of design has influenced our work. Both of us also come from Iran with a rich architectural heritage. For the past seven years, our goal has included understanding the principals of vernacular architecture and evolving them in our projects. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : FLUX table is a limited edition production. It targets art and furniture collectors or people who appreciate unique and high quality contemporary design. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : FLUX table is formally novel, yet it is historically rooted. It is iconic while being fully functional. Its dynamic form is strictly geometrical from some angles and very fluid from others. To my knowledge there is no other product that resembles this. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : Flux is the act or process of fusion. Correspondingly, FLUX table is a fusion of a series of historical elements that are used in architecture integrated into a contemporary unified form. These elements involve mathematical patterns at the top and a series of arches in the middle. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : We used computational three-dimensional digital and physical modelling techniques. This involved the extensive use of our in-house 3D printer to develop the form and improve its stability and visual effects. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy : Its form. FLUX is a molten state of many geometrical configurations into a single object. It ch.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with studio INTEGRATE Mehran Gharleghi, Amin Sadeghy on Flux Table at design-interviews.com ]

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