Despina Souhlas-maxx Modular Sofa/Bed/Day-bed

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Interview with Despina Souhlas : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Despina Souhlas : The main idea behind this design was to offer modular seating that is comfortable and easy to reconfigure. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Despina Souhlas : The main focus was providing a versatile sofa that is easily reconfigured. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Despina Souhlas : We plan to develop finish options for both indoor and outdoor use and increase our sales and distribution. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Despina Souhlas : It took approximately three months of time to complete this design. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Despina Souhlas : This design evolved from some of our previous multi-use sofa designs. MAXX is more versatile and customizable. .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?. Despina Souhlas : We currently produce and sell all our products, we are considering leasing production rights. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Despina Souhlas : MAXX offers the most versatility of all our current designs. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Despina Souhlas : The most unique aspects are the mechanisms used to reconfigure the sofa as well as the built-in side table and recessed vases. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Despina Souhlas : I collaborated with my design partner, Nebojsa Stanic. .

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