Prompong Hakk-Spyker Trivet
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Interview with Prompong Hakk : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Prompong Hakk : Spyker was inspired by aviation history and the old pre-war double decker machines. I wanted the Design to be reminiscent of a propeller. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Prompong Hakk : The focus was to create a functional yet beautiful Design that could go head to head with Menu's iconic trivet. Where Menu's trivet features a single material choice I opted to create a little more highlight by adding a circular steel ring. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Prompong Hakk : I hope that this Design can withstand the test of times and become an iconic Design for the SNF+ brand. It is also a product with a very long shelf life. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Prompong Hakk : It took me about one week to finish the Design concept but it took nearly another 2 months to complete the engineering development. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Prompong Hakk : The Design was a pitch to our client who accepted it upon review. .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?. Prompong Hakk : The Design belongs to our client SNF+ which co-brands with our shakes brand. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Prompong Hakk : SNF+ has been one of our long-standing clients and we are working hard to build up this brand with award winning Designs every year. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Prompong Hakk : Menu's Propeller Trivet by Jacob Wagner was the main competitive inspiration. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Prompong Hakk : Design Lovers and Kitchen Maestros who enjoy life and respect the good things. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Prompong Hakk : I think that this Design has set itself apart from the Menu Design not particularly competing on aesthetic values but on a functional side that it's easier to open dues to the ducts. I also think that the Stainless Steel ring adds a classic touch that just shines a little more. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Prompong Hakk : Spyker is an old "gone" brand of Propeller planes. For some reason I had this name in my head probably because Spyker is now a high end automotive brand. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Prompong Hakk : I used 3D software to create the concept on the PC after sketching it out first. Then I made a quick prototype on my 3D printer t check for dimensions and mechanical movement. After satisfying my requirements the factory undertook some more changes to match manufacturing needs. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Prompong Hakk : I really like the "hole" in the center of the trivet. It kinds draws you in and lends the Design a special character. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Prompong Hakk : I have to thank Jonathan Lo who gave his support during the manufacturing stage and Surakead Hemwimon for his mechanical expertise during the Design stage. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Prompong Hakk : Luckily there is no technology involved. This is a good ol' touch and feel Design. .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?. Prompong Hakk : No, looked at none of that. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Prompong Hakk : Due to the fantastic team behind the manufacturing we didn't face any major complications but had to change the metal ring from an originally curved Design to a flat ring. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Prompong Hakk : I've started competing on the A Design platform last year winning three awards so I plan to compete on it at least once a year to build the studio's profile but also Thailand's Design Ranking. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Prompong Hakk : I always push myself and the people we work with to reach for the best. It is the key to creating something great and the key of never getting comfortable so that your mind always stays sharp and hungry. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Prompong Hakk : I think my brain's already blown by all the above questions! .
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