Chang Hee Lee-Nova Heater

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(Excerpt) Interview with Chang Hee Lee : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Chang Hee Lee : I was particularly inspired by the natural correspond between physical and non-physical the co-existence between purposes. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Chang Hee Lee : I carried out a variety of experiments to find out the different expanding gradational effects between heat and various materials; I burnt several types of metal sheets, including bronze, titanium, aluminum, steel and copper and all in different thicknesses. During the cleaning process I lost some fingernails when I used hydrochloric acid. I might say that all the various experiments I did for creating Heating Nova show the alchemical aspects of my design processes. And… exploring the inter-relationship between the material and the heat was my main intention. The transformation of the object, which possesses a fascinating poetry aspects of the ordinary practice of heater. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Chang Hee Lee : I will mature this work and eventually will make into a real product. It will be good if I can get a real support from relevant companies. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Chang Hee Lee : 13 months .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Chang Hee Lee : The 'heat' simply attracted me in many ways. It does not only physically make space warm, but it further provides warm sincere space and emotion. The re-interpretation of everyday practices and senses led me to shape such a design scenario. .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?. Chang Hee Lee : I would like to lease this design through a company. I am sure the design possesses many concepts in relation to marketing, inspiration, re-creation and more... It is a heating agency that can remarkably signify the heating unit. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Chang Hee Lee : [Relevant to above answers] .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Chang Hee Lee : No .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Chang Hee Lee : I am looking for poetry. Everybody can appreciate this design. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Chang Hee Lee : It expresses the fundamental value and originality of the heat. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Chang Hee Lee : The name ‘Heating Nova’ expresses the expansion of the heat. The object shows well the growing mysterious energy from the bottom and that linked me with kinds of name. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Chang Hee Lee : Computer: Rhino, 3dMax, Photoshop, Vray and more.. Prototype: Titanium (Grade 6), Sandpapers, Hammer, hydrochloric acid, Laser cutter and more... .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Chang Hee Lee : Heating Nova is an exquisite product that can poetically express the principles of the heat emerging and growing into spaces, which also deliberately states the expanding emotional value of the warm heat. It possesses the symbolic property of the heat by using a rare thoughtful combination of the material and its function. It uniquely communicates with its own regular practice and will record itself with the growing heat and all these scenarios will ask users to broadly perceive and interpret the comprehensive meaning of the heat. It is a heating agency with a fundamental value of the heat created by.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Chang Hee Lee on Nova Heater at ]

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