Roberta Emili-Roi Dental Chair For Children

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Interview with Roberta Emili : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Roberta Emili : It's to capture the attention of the end user, child or adult who has been to make him forget the fear and anxiety of the dental visit. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Roberta Emili : Create a dental unit composed of those elements essential for the work of the dentist but revisited in such a way to be able to distract the patient. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Roberta Emili : Having the ability to materially realize my project. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Roberta Emili : About two months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Roberta Emili : The idea was born because I am in direct contact with the dental field by my husband who is a dentist. .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?. Roberta Emili : If it were possible to sell or lease the production rights. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Roberta Emili : Besides the fact that I frequent this sector also my personal experience from the patient had in the past. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Roberta Emili : I was not inspired by any other project or designer of my knowledge. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Roberta Emili : The dentist who intends to have a special regard for his patients who are children or not, but also to have a product that facilitates the work in terms of technology and image. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Roberta Emili : The singularity of the elements that compose it are: the large video site on the armchair to read the x-rays and to see video to the patients; the shell that encloses the various handpieces thus protecting it from dirt; the operating lamp totally different from those in the trade who creates special light effects when used in a dimly lit room; the mirror and the basin for rinsing also modified so as to facilitate the patient to live a more serene experience. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Roberta Emili : It's the set of initial word of : Riunito Odontoiatrico Italiano .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Roberta Emili : The sketch manual first and then various 3D modeling programs. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Roberta Emili : It's a product made from many products, each different and unique. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Roberta Emili : I had to consult with dentists and technicians. The first to learn about what kind of human relationship you create with patients and also their practical needs; the latter to understand the mechanisms that allow electrical and plumbing exact unit operation. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Roberta Emili : It's a fundamental role which contributes to the quality of the work of the dentist and influence the design of the various elements. .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?. Roberta Emili : I have not been influenced by the research carried out but I ran a search and then a historic market research to have a greater knowledge of the characteristics of the products they are marketing. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Roberta Emili : Realizing my own idea that I had about this product failing to respect the technological constraints that are many. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Roberta Emili : To get feedback from experts in the field who can help me to improve my project and understand if it can be brought on the market. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Roberta Emili : I learned that to design an dental unit must come into play various technical and professional skills. To improve my project I tried to study the products already on the market talking with dentists, technicians and sales representatives. .

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