Heloise Rajkumari-Follow Me Sculptural Vase

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Interview with Heloise Rajkumari : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Heloise Rajkumari : The main idea is to design a vase which aids in flower arrangement and also improves the post harvest life of cut flowers. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Heloise Rajkumari : I wanted the vase to aid flower arrangement in different patterns and make addition of water easy without disturbing the arrangement and at the same time to allow air circulation around the stems. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Heloise Rajkumari : I would like to commercialize it. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Heloise Rajkumari : 3 months .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Heloise Rajkumari : This particular concept was designed for those who love flower arrangement. I decided to pursuit 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?. Heloise Rajkumari : No. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Heloise Rajkumari : I wanted to provide arrangement aids so that users can arranged in a pattern. So, the bird Peacock inspired me to developed the form into a bird with long upright tail and a detachable wing piece which has perforations in a pattern. The semi open form also helps in air circulation for reducing bacterial growth. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Heloise Rajkumari : No. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Heloise Rajkumari : Flower lovers. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Heloise Rajkumari : Follow Me does not only hold flowers. It provides aids for arranging flowers in a pattern and also improves the post harvest life of cut flowers by reducing bacterial growth around the stems due to semi open form. Water or chemical solutions can be easily added below the wing piece without disturbing the flower arrangement. And more over the vase has been designed to be a functional sculpture. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Heloise Rajkumari : "Follow Me" means follow the patterns on the wing piece to arrange the flowers. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Heloise Rajkumari : Solidworks, Keyshot .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Heloise Rajkumari : Arrangement aids in pattern and semi open form, detachable wing pieces. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Heloise Rajkumari : No. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Heloise Rajkumari : During manufacturing .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?. Heloise Rajkumari : Research on improving post harvest life of cut flowers and conditioning of flowers. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Heloise Rajkumari : The challenge was to solve a conflicting criterion and bring the bird form and functions together. For easy adding of water, wide mouth is good but it does not provide enough aid for arranging flowers in pattern. Additional aid may be needed for arrangement. The design has been developed as semi open form with three pieces separating the conflicting functions. The perforated wing part serves as the aid, while user can easily add water below the wings. The large gap also allows air circulation. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Heloise Rajkumari : I felt it was a good design. .

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