Interview with Revano Satria

Winner of Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Revano Satria shares insights


Interview with Revano Satria at Tuesday 23rd of October 2018:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
RS : Graduated from AA School of Architecture, London UK in Emergent Technologies and Design in 2010

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
RS : To have a fun life

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

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
RS : Architecture. I want to design a phone and a car

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
RS : Pay attention to anything happened in your life and learn from it

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

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
RS : Moment

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
RS : It's everything. because it's everything

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
RS : A House for Robert Downey jr

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

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

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
RS : Jony Ive and Steve Jobs

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
RS : iPhone and Eames Lounge Chair Great design last a lifetime

DL: What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
RS : Not yet

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
RS : Start with one thing to focus and always have an open minded mindset

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
RS : Photographer of Movie Director

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

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

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
RS : Not yet, but i always driven by an anger inside me to be better

DL: What were the obstacles you faced before becoming a design master?
RS : I dont know how the world works

DL: How do you think designers should present their work?
RS : Sincere and honest

DL: What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
RS : MSSM Associates will have a lot of research and development for Material, Technologies and Design in the future. Especially in AI

DL: What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
RS : To have people smile and enjoy my design

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
RS : They always curious what i will do next

DL: How does design help create a better society?
RS : When it serves it purpose as the anchor of our daily life

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
RS : We start working on competitions Hopefully we win some

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
RS : When the client trust me completely

DL: What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
RS : Nothing. It's good already. I predict it will become obsolete in the future

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
RS : It will be gone or become much smaller

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
RS : 3 months

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
RS : Finding the silver lining and the grand picture of it

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
RS : Make people smile

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
RS : Work both ways

DL: What is the role of technology when you design?
RS : Always be my primary tool

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
RS : All the 3d softwares available and some algorithm tools

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
RS : Filling and complimenting but not everything

DL: What do you wish people to ask about your design?
RS : Makes them smile and feels positive about this world

DL: When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
RS : Great Design i want to experience it Great Product i want to buy it

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
RS : My Wife. yes

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
RS : I haven't found one

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
RS : Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs books

DL: How did you develop your skills as a master designer?
RS : Analyze every detail

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

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
RS : Proud This day is quite easy

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
RS : White Japanese food Fall Gadget Apple

DL: Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
RS : When i started to work professionally as a designer my client is not really sure about choosing me as their architect. So on my first presentation i intentionally put a very bad image render and design. He was very nervous seeing all those really bad design until i revealed in the middle of the presentation that it was all just a joke. The project become a very successful one and i became a best friend with my client until now

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
RS : When i sit with my team and talk about design philosophy Being angry all the time when i design

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
RS : I am a confidence person since my very early age

DL: What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
RS : We become a different entity. More to a God like, but not a God

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
RS : I am here to make the world a better world with my design. I want people to smile and enjoy my design