Andreas Orpheas Makos-Pandora Multifunctional Sofa

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Interview with Andreas Orpheas Makos : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : Pandora is a multifunctional sofa system concept, designed for studios with small space, with the purpose of converting the living-room by flexibly adapting to requirement, depending on the occasion, thus generating the most out of the available space. It has functions that serve four basic user needs; relaxation, entertainment, dining and studying, all integrated into one piece of furniture. It is consisted of a sofa/bed, cushions, three folding stools that can also function as footstools, a folding table, two roll-away benches and a drawer. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : The main focus of the design was implementing all these different functions in one product to generate the most out of the available space, and retaining an appealing look following contemporary design aesthetics, and at the same time keeping the cost low and giving the product a sustainable character. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : What would be the best thing for us regarding our design, is to see it come to life. Right now, it is still a concept and we would very much like to find a way to make it real. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : This concept with all of its phases, including research and analysis, took around two months to be completed. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : As students ourselves, we live in small studios with limited space, and we use the sofa for many activities such as studying, sleeping, dining, meeting with friends, etc. When you only have one room that functions as different rooms, you start thinking of ways to transform it to fit various occasions. This triggered us to think how we can implement all these states into a product that can play the role of many pieces of furniture in one, and still be a beautiful artifact to have. Thus, the Pandora idea was born. .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?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : Our design is not being produced or used by another company, and we are looking for ways to make this concept come to life. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Andreas Orpheas Makos : See question No.05. .

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