Chris Trivizas-Kopos® | Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Interview with Chris Trivizas : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Chris Trivizas : Inspiration came directly from the olive grove and the tree by itself. We are used to consume the olive oil but the tree is absent. So it was a challenge and inspiration at the same time to bring the olive grove in our table. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Chris Trivizas : For an olive oil product our main focus to bring nature in our clients hand. In this case by nature we mean the olive tree. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Chris Trivizas : Through this award winning design we intent to make the product more popular worldwide. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Chris Trivizas : Two months of research and design. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Chris Trivizas : Design was made after clients request. .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?. Chris Trivizas : This is an actual project upon clients request and is already produced and distributed. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Chris Trivizas : The type of product [olive oil] made us to design this particular type of work. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Chris Trivizas : No. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Chris Trivizas : Clients of the international olive oil market that want high quality of taste. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Chris Trivizas : The design is based in typography, color palette and its unique cap. In order to improve the crop quality, the olive trees are pruned when necessary. The branches are collected and once they have been selected and processed they become caps for the olive oil packaging. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Chris Trivizas : Its name, the Greek word for “toil’’, reflects the hard work that lies behind the production and processing of this quality olive oil. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Chris Trivizas : Adobe creative suite. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Chris Trivizas : Its unique cap. In order to improve the crop quality, the olive trees are pruned when necessary. The branches are collected and once they have been selected and processed they become caps for the olive oil packaging. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Chris Trivizas : The collaboration with an olive tree wood specialist was necessary for the appropriate application of the design. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Chris Trivizas : Technology used to ensure the proper usability and final design that combine glass with wood. .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?. Chris Trivizas : No. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Chris Trivizas : The production of the cup made by the same olive tree wood was the most challenging issue since the processing of this particular wood is extremely difficult. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Chris Trivizas : Participating in a high standard competition is always a challenge for the work of a designer. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Chris Trivizas : As a professional design studio we believe that continues research help us to improve our quality standards, methodology and services. Through this project we gain extremely valuable information and experience in the production procedure. .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. Chris Trivizas : Through these questions we came across the entire procedure from the beginning of the design to the final product and we made this journey again as a happy memory of creativity. .

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