Takis Samartzis is a pioneer . His ideas are revolutionary and far beyond the ordinary . He is ahead of his time . He designs from bicycles , sports cars , sportboats, and anything can move to very hi speeds.He is a real "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" .He makes the trials himself of the products he designs and constructs.
Takis Samartzis ("TS") interviewed on Thursday, 23 May.
TS : I have 20 years of experience in the sport pleasure craft industry.I have had the opportunity to work with many small companies in Greece .I gave me more time for big projects for TECHNOHULL, where I was a founding member. Now i design and implement my own projects for TROPIDA , my company.
TS : From my childhood I designed products, cars, engines, boats, motorcycles. Growing up, I cultivated this thrill through my studies and began to create my own products which were largely concerned with recreational craft since there was a large field of application in my country.
TS : First of all, I am inspired by a three-dimensional shape, which I then print on paper with pencil and drawing instruments in three views. It is the first treatment and improvements to make it realistic and functional. Then, with the help of these views, I print it in the 3d program where it takes its final form
TS : The most interesting stage of design is when the initial inspiration is adapted to the practical conditions and then I feel very exited when the new product is alive .
TS : Little by little, I was wondering how everything works and because I often did not get answers I explained my own explanations, which most of them identified with reality without having the proper knowledge. My next thought was that this can be better and more usable. A designer must have a sense of space, sensation of physical strength, be in a constant observation of natural movements, dare to open new paths by making different things in a different way than the conscious, to let his imaginary freedom, and to dare to support it
TS : My inner need to articulate and materialize my ideas so that I create products that will be beautiful and enrich the world. So far, many of my plans and ideas have been implemented, giving me the opportunity to constantly improve them at a practical level. My future plans are to build a 20-meter luxury sports yacht The dream design project is to design a super car and to see to be imlemented
TS : They should dare to do what their inner strength dictates. To preserve what they will create because some people , colleagues, or competitors will try to copy it. The best advice is not to underestimate what they have been inspired and never disappointed
TS : Think out of the box. Dont copy . Be original
TS : The routine of the day is dying when I notice my projects and find out points that can be improved. When I go back to earlier designs and see how they can be adapted to modern needs.
TS : Every season dictates its own aesthetic criteria. It is a great mistake, however, for the design to be governed only by them. You get some elements from the moment of the season, but the central idea is always your own, regardless of fashion, οr trends. And in this way, this project can last and succeed.
TS : Εach design is done for one purpose. Ιf the project reaches its goal using harmonious aesthetic forms, success is assured Classic mistakes are due to other similar designs that make the designer lose his way.
TS : A design is never completed. Because the human mind can never reach excellence and perfection. Besides, if a design is perfect, there will not be any more. The implementation needs make the project finish. As soon as the project materializes, the design of the new is begining
TS : My last design is COSMIC39. Inspired by the dolphin movement ,the flying eagles and the power of the super cars, tailored to make the traveling of the hosts enjoyable. The challenge was to make a very fast R.I.Boat that would make high speeds accessible to everyone without needing special knowledge and demands, while at the same time ensuring the maximum comfort both in the journey and in living on it
TS : Iktinos and Kallikrate who built Parthenn of Acropolis in Athens were and will be the greatest architects in the world. From the most modern I would like to know Dali and Pinifarina
TS : My favorite city is Milan. Music always influences design because it is an inspiration, and music creates psychic uplifting and delivers sensations and spirit Good design creates delightful emotions and beautiful pictures, facts that refine the soul and have better societies Design has made me happy at every moment of life and has given me the power to fill my mind with new ideas
TS : It's very simple and easy to work with me. I prefer my job to be divided into sectors and everyone to manage his / her own liberty. At the end, the coordinator joins these areas and thus creatively completes the project. To the people I recruit I follow their morality and their spirit The challenges of the profession are to create products in character and the responsibilities are the products to meet the purpose for which they were designed A good designer who will work with me must have fresh ideas that are feasible, to be open minded, to be original, and be pioneer.
TS : I have designed an ambulance boat for which I am trying to find funding to implement it, to donate it to some of the Greek islands that need it
TS : By participate in Α'DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION a dream project came to life. The recognition of a pioneering project by established judges, each in its kind, has given me the courage and the power to overcome difficulties and has given me hope for a greater distinction in the next project. These competitions offer participants the opportunity for world recognition and contribute to culture by bringing together artists and creators and making their work known throughout the world.Takis Samartzis Profile
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