Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Fang Cheng Dong ("FCD") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
FCD : My major is industrial design, I finished the undergraduate study, got the bachelor's degree in Tianjin University of Technology, 2011.
FCD : I believe the gift that God gave to me, because He want to see a better world.
FCD : I chose to become a designer before I went to college, cause I want to create more and more beautiful things.
FCD : Before one years ago, I am a product designer, in the past 4years I designed kinds of products like Induction cooker, fridges, washing machine, air conditioner and so on. But now I become a car designer, working for GAC Group in China.
FCD : Maintained a passion for life and love the world.
FCD : In my opinion, the different thing is you design for goods or you design for people.
FCD : Good design is to be used conveniently by different people, but none can feeling that it has been designed.
FCD : Good design give people a comfortable life and good mood, so we need it.
FCD : I want to design something that is related to people's lives closely, because that's what's important to human beings.
FCD : A car, a wise creature, a friend. These three are the same thing.
FCD : To consider more about people's lives, think like a child, I must convince myself at first.
FCD : Mr. Dieter Rams, the last time I invited by Braun as a guest juror for BraunPrize, I meet Mr. Dieter Rams in Braun and I know more deeply about his design philosophy.
FCD : I like those things which are full of passion and good for our life. For example, Gogoro is beautiful and meaningful design for our life.
FCD : For now, I wish my greatest design is an intelligent car, it is still in process :)
FCD : Adhere to the faith, love the world！
FCD : Maybe a artist, maybe a engineer I think.
FCD : Design is an impulse, people want to achieve their goals, so they need design. Design is a tools for people to achieve their aims.
FCD : My family! My teacher!
FCD : The faith, I believe our world will become more and more better.
FCD : Knowledge and experience, I need to accumulate more of these things.
FCD : To show a more realistic future for people.
FCD : It's should be a beautiful and intelligent car.
FCD : I want to be as great a designer as Mr.Dieter Rams.
FCD : A good design and easy to buy.
FCD : Make full use of social resources and make people's life more and more conveniently.
FCD : To be a car designer and design a concept car for the future.
FCD : The Sliver-Touch refrigerator, cause I got the Golden A'design award.
FCD : Pay more attention to people's lives than commercial value.
FCD : Customized design.
FCD : For concept project, maybe 3~5month. For production project, need one or two years.
FCD : Market research and think like a user.
FCD : "I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort, disappointment and perseverance."-Vincent Willem van Gogh
FCD : They are affected to each other, it is difficult to separate clearly.
FCD : It is an important thing, the technology support the design and development of the project.
FCD : Rhino, Keyshot, Alias, Photoshop, AE, AI.
FCD : To give the product a certain emotional.
FCD : where I can buy it?
FCD : I will thinking about the design logic of this product at first.
FCD : My sister is my ideal design partner. Yes, I believe so.
FCD : Those who have professional knowledge, they can put forward very deep views.
FCD : <A Fine Line>
FCD : Practice and thinking, more and more.
FCD : Mr. Dieter Rams
FCD : To be a famous designer is not important, to design a famous product is more important.
FCD : I like orange, I like Como and Italian food.
FCD : Traveling to Como and attend the A’ design award ceremony is a very wonderful experience for me.
FCD : Our world is beautiful and lovely, I should do my best to make it more and more better.
FCD : I am not sure, it's been a long time I can't remember that.
FCD : It depends on the development of science and technology, but I think no matter how the world changes, human beings are the same.
FCD : I am a designer, I working for my faith, I working for our world!
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