Juergen Josef Goetzmann-xifix-one Chair, Stacking Chair
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(Excerpt) Interview with Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Principle: To design a chair according to the philosophy of the Bauhaus - to use soft and fluent forms in accordance with Feng Shui - to integrate functions - - - Stacking chair - nesting as group chair or bench - corner chair. Idea: To develop a chair rack, consisting of one piece including th back rest. Inspiration: To find a form as a tribute to my hometown wich has a pyramid and a fan as an emblem - - - Chair rack as a pyramid - seat and back rest as a fan. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Few components - simple dismantling and exchange of the components without the use of tools - variable exchange of seat and back rest for a use indoors and outdoors - changing designs - protection by the parts themselves without screws and nuts - - - back rest secures seat against falling out.
.Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : To find a company which will produce and distribute my chair. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : The concept is not finished yet. At present I am developing a supplement by armrests - a construction of seat and armrest consisting of one piece of pipe. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : To develop and design a chair means to assert oneself in the highest level of design.
I was pursuing an inspiration. .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?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : I plan to sell or lease my product. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Ambition. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : No .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Everybody, who enjoys design. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : The minimum of seperate parts and fixing parts. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : The name - xifix - is my pseudonym - - - Juergen Goetzmann - alias xifix - the one man group - - - one - it is my first chair .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : Wire .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : The most unique aspect is that all my diverse requirements were realized in an elegant and filigree design. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : No .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : To reduce the technology to a minimum. .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?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : No .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : The chair had to work with this particular form. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : To win an international design competition, which was tendered by Italy the mother country of design, would be my greatest fulfilment. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Juergen Josef Goetzmann : In order to take part in this competition I had to learn a new CAD program, a shadow-construction-program. .Frank Scott: An.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Juergen Josef Goetzmann on Xifix-One Chair, Stacking Chair at design-interviews.com ]
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