LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Ching-Feng Chang ("CC") 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.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

CC : I have worked as Site handyman, interior design company assistant, architectural firm designer, civil service My studying process : Private China Business School, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Department of Architecture, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Institute of Building.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?

CC : Sagrada Familia.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

CC : I volunteer to become a designer.

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

CC : Minimalism, pure color style

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?

CC : Working hard.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?

CC : The representative of the times.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

CC : Good design has a value of happiness.

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

CC : Movie scene.

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

CC : Movie scene.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?

CC : Insistence

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

CC : Utzon Jorn

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?

CC : Sydney Opera House, because many people think that thin shell roof cover would not be completed.

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?

CC : Sagrada Familia, because it is designed from different generations designers.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?

CC : Accept the criticism.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?

CC : athlete

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

CC : People, the user's feelings.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?

CC : Mom

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

CC : Reading.

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?

CC : Owners' identity

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?

CC : Use your work to express your work.

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?

CC : Transparent residential case, look forward to a better design.

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?

CC : self-realization

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?

CC : Social responsibility.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

CC : From the human point of view.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?

CC : The case that I have never done.

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

CC : new materials and techniques

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?

CC : Aerospace and quantum fields.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?

CC : 3 months

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?

CC : Star from users feelings.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

CC : Size the moment.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

CC : Maximizing and minimizing.

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?

CC : The techniques plays a very important part.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?

CC : 3DMAX and REVIT.

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?

CC : How to interact with the owner.

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

CC : This is awesome.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?

CC : My partners, because the building and the interior is the same design.

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?

CC : The case owner Mr. Wang.

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?

CC : Trying to fail.

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?

CC : Ke Biyi

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?

CC : Exciting, the accepted road is hard.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?

CC : green, Sydney, fried rice, summer.

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?

CC : There are times to the worksite when people took me as mud master.

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?

CC : Size the moment.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?

CC : Sketch

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?

CC : Migrate to space.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

CHEN YIN ARCHITECT ASSOCIATION IS LEADED BY WEI-LIANG ZENG, JING- HO LIN AND QING-FENG ZHANG. WE COMBINE THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE INTERIOR, ALSO WE OFFER THE WHOLE GREAT SERVICE. FROM THE HUMANITY, WE EMPHASIZE ON DESIGN THE SPACE THAT SUITABLE TO OUR CUSTOMERS. THE INTERACTION BETWEEN SPACE AND HUMAN BEINGS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE FOCUS ON.


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