Keren Shiker-Volcano Sitting Furniture
At Design Interviews
Interview with Keren Shiker : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Keren Shiker : The powerful features of the volcano brought me to design a furniture that allows various forms of sitting and lying. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Keren Shiker : The VOLCANO is a furniture that can be positioned in various poses in order to sit or lie, alone , in a couple or for a group of friends nestling in it. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Keren Shiker : My attract to nature phenomena and admiration for the power and presence of the volcanic eruption. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Keren Shiker : The powerful features of the volcano, heat, powerful, eruption, flowing, changing, colorful and transition. It brought me to design a furniture that allows various forms for sitting and lying. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Keren Shiker : The "VOLCANO" suitable for all ages and for having good times with friends and family. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Keren Shiker : The volcano is a furniture that was built from round wooden surface with holes, which soft tubes pass through it to create the sitting surface. The tubes fit themselves to you during the sitting and you can change them in several ways for your convenience. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Keren Shiker : My inspiration, VOLCANO. Volcanic eruption is a process in which the magma break through cracks in the earth crust and reach the surface - a mesmerizing natural phenomenon, intriguing and spectacular. The hot eruptive lava gets cold when contacting the air, than hardens and changes color and texture in the process. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Keren Shiker : I worked with models to find the right materials for this project. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Keren Shiker : It's sculptural element, a variety of inspirational positions. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Keren Shiker : The challenges that I faced during the realization of my concept wat to find the right technique and materials. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Keren Shiker : I studied different techniques and materials. .
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