Paul Stet-Carter Tablet Shoulder Holster

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(Excerpt) Interview with Paul Stet : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Paul Stet : Soldiering on the daily tasks we often need to carry all sorts of items: a tablet, a book, a notebook, phone, wallet. The containers for that are often too large, too sloppy, too heavy or simply dull. Sometimes all you need is simply an XL pocket tight to your body. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Paul Stet : Being able to safely and comfortably carry just a few essentials and not sacrificing the look. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Paul Stet : I intend to do a smaller version of it. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Paul Stet : It took a year, from first sketches and prototypes to getting stock of components and building the first batches. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Paul Stet : I designed this particular concept because I saw a lot of potential to it's uniqueness and problem-solving. I had this idea and decided to take action encouraged by tons of good feedback. .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?. Paul Stet : I am producing it at the moment. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Paul Stet : Mostly male, 30-50 .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Paul Stet : The suspenders and the connecting system are unique to all the other shoulder holsters, the secured magnetic closing and the overall look. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Paul Stet : Sketchup, Solidworks, Keyshot, scissors, thread and needle, cutter, etc. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Paul Stet : The strap system, it is very comfortable, adjustable and versatile. The long suspender can be clipped in many positions (front-side-back) or even detached. It is great for servicing reason or if user wants to wear the holster just as a bag. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Paul Stet : I collaborate with a fashion Designer and a leather specialist (shoemaker). .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Paul Stet : Working with leather is different than working with any other material. We had to create a bespoke manufacturing flow for the holster, particularly the thermo-forming of the wall hardener required refined craftsmanship. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Paul Stet : I received very good feedback from anyone who saw the holster and tried it/buy it and because it was a personal project I decided to see if a specialized board would appreciate it too. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. Paul Stet : I basically learn from the scratch how to work with leather, I wa.[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Paul Stet on Carter Tablet Shoulder Holster at ]

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