Rachelle Dagñalan-Musketeers Stools
At Design Interviews
Interview with Rachelle Dagñalan : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Rachelle Dagñalan : I usually get design inspirations from nature, everyday objects and forms that catch my eye, then I turn them into something useful. The inspiration for Musketeers came from an unusual wireframe streetlight. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Rachelle Dagñalan : Combine function with art, bold yet simple. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Rachelle Dagñalan : Musketeers is soon to be prototyped, and will be available for purchase soon. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Rachelle Dagñalan : I would take note of an idea the moment it gets to my head. Sketch it or do it in 3d, visualize it. Then turn it to its tangible form. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Rachelle Dagñalan : Inspirations move us. I just got inspired then got the urge to make it. .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?. Rachelle Dagñalan : I plan to get it manufactured and be available to the market soon. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Rachelle Dagñalan : The name Musketeers, came from the classics, "The Three Musketeers." The stools have three legs, and are available in three colors, red, black, and white. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Rachelle Dagñalan : Seldom do we see stools with cushioned top, body in sturdy metal, and balances in three legs. The Musketeers has all three. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Rachelle Dagñalan : One challenge is how to keep the stool sturdy with only three legs. The material selection and technical aspects of it play an important role. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Rachelle Dagñalan : To be recognized internationally would be a great honor. Plus, you'll get to know how your designs will be appreciated from a global perspective. Getting a design award is a bonus and I am grateful for that! .
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