Interview with Shin-Yuan Fang

Winner of Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Shin-Yuan Fang shares insights


Interview with Shin-Yuan Fang at Monday 24th of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
SF : I graduated from NTUA. And worked for KRIS YAO ARTECH and Steven Leach.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
SF : A house should be a place where you enjoy being, where you feel good, and where you can relax. So I want to do this.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
SF : I chose it.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
SF : Interior design.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
SF : More passion.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
SF : Not trend-followers. And I have a preference for timelessness.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
SF : Church.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
SF : Church.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
SF : Listen to my instinct when I am working allows me to improvise in my own way.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
SF : Tadao Ando.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
SF : When styling spaces, a few simple and inexpensive alterations can result in an entirely different ambiance.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
SF : I love to travel and interested in observing cities’ phenomena.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
SF : I enjoy all kinds of delicious foods, maybe I will be a cook.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
SF : My partner and clients.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
SF : Many factors, but client is one of the most important factor.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
SF : Very interesting commercial design.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
SF : With my work, I aspire to turn my client’s dreams into reality.

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
SF : More groundbreaking.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
SF : 6 months~24 months.

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
SF : Start from the heart.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
SF : Both are correct.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
SF : I prefer to use the pan and papers.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
SF : Interact with one another.

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
SF : Beautiful picture.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
SF : Willing to learn new knowledge, new skills and new method constantly.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
SF : Blue ashes, Rome, Steak, Fall, Panerai.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
SF : I like to draw and play to building block.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
SF : Recent projects have revealed a further interest in eco-friendly design, and the use of art to penetrate daily life.