Yuki Sugihara-Fountain Ring Wearable Fountain Parts
At Design Interviews
Interview with Yuki Sugihara : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Yuki Sugihara : To take advantage of the laws of nature. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Yuki Sugihara : Transparent and thin water membrane is so beautiful that we express the beauty, wonder and importance of water in a butterfly and spider shapes. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Yuki Sugihara : We would like to expand market in EU. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Yuki Sugihara : First concept came to us in 2010. Then we won Lexus Design Award 2014 with advanced idea. In 2015 we finally realized original idea in whole new product, silver rings. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Yuki Sugihara : To realize Fountain ring is Sugihara's mission. No one think to make a hybrid of a ring and a fountain, but she imagined. .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?. Yuki Sugihara : We already started to sell it on internet. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Yuki Sugihara : Playful mind and serious water situation in the world. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Yuki Sugihara : Our precious fountain works, Water dome. It was popular project, but we must consider water quantity from a sustainable point of view. Moreover, normal large fountain is not suitable for personal use. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Yuki Sugihara : A person who wants to play with water. Besides, a fiancee, husbands and romantic people who are looking for a nice gift. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Yuki Sugihara : There are many silver rings, but function to make a fountain is unique. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Yuki Sugihara : Very simple. Fountain plus ring. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Yuki Sugihara : Shade 3D and Illustrator. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Yuki Sugihara : We design rings shape, however actually the laws of nature designs water flow. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Yuki Sugihara : Jewelry artisans. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Yuki Sugihara : Basic design to make 3D models. .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?. Yuki Sugihara : We analyzed water consumption data in major countries. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Yuki Sugihara : While using a circulation pomp, the flow rate is fixed, however, the flow of tap water is different in each kitchens and buses. Moreover, the distance between a tap and a target is also different. We designed rings to fit any water circumstances. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Yuki Sugihara : There is no border for water and design. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Yuki Sugihara : Powers of observation. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Yuki Sugihara : The purpose of these rings is not to consume water, but to celebrate it and underline its importance. Fountain rings will remind owners of the essentiality of water, making its user rediscover its fundamental qualities. .
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