Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Lee Chi ("LC") 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.
LC : I major in architectural design, and always take architectural design as my life goal.
LC : For me, I have always regarded myself as a creator. How to implement my ideal life through contact with others is what fascinates me.
LC : In addition to art installations, architectural design has always been a field I am very committed to. However, I am willing to try any kinds of design fields as long as it can affect life.
LC : There are no certain rules for design, we can only observe things with a more sensitive awareness, and think outside of the box (conditional life).
LC : The intention of designs, and a systematic condition planning skills, including time, cost, customer experience, market value etc.
LC : The condition of good design for me is how to solve the environmental problems on earth. It is a matter of course for me to invest in good design.
LC : Architectural design is my ultimate goal, I want to improve the quality of the growing spaces for plants and animals.
LC : There are plenty of them.
LC : Maya Lin- American architectural designer Carlo Alberto Scarpa- Italian architectural designer
LC : Imagine how design and art can change and adjust human life and environment from the perspective of space, and to be able to properly take care of all life that may grow in space is the most wonderful thing to do.
LC : Time planning and proper and efficient living conditions.
LC : Strive to be a designer.
LC : Design is human nature and design itself.
LC : My supporters arethe audience who give opinions in the process, and themain members in my team, assisting me to be able to continuously produce creations.
LC : I am not sure. I may have met teachers who are strict with me along the way.
LC : Besides making art illustrations, we will begin to develop the furniture and clothing line in 2020. Expecting to break the current consumption habits through the perspective of circular economy system.
LC : Being able to make designs and methods that can solve environmental problems which closely related to every species on earth.
LC : Constantly thinking and adjusting.
LC : We currently invite two fashion designers to participate a cooperation to hold an exhibition in November, which will display a collection of unisex clothes made of recycle materials and fabrics. We hope this event brings new aspect toward ethical fashion and the fashion industry.
LC : I’ve once rebuild an 40 years old house, by rethinking the space flow of the building. Natural light is a major consideration in the overall design, allow light to spread evenly and softly across a 120 square-meter studio. The reason why this is one of my favorite case because we have completed satisfactory works within a very limited budget.
LC : Not sure what will happen. The design industry is no longer just about the creation of form, but the attitude behind the form to face the truth that the world is facing.
LC : According to the needs of the client and the case.
LC : Normally our concept is set from the observation of society, then we will construct a text to convey this concept. Due to the text, we started the material experiments and design sketches.
LC : Open your mind to accept all changes
LC : There is no relative relationship between those two.
LC : Technology is the structure of a house for me. If the structure is not properly supported, the final form cannot present the appearance of the design.
LC : Color is a psychological configuration for me, while material is an expression of perception, and environment is the most important cause and result of all design, it plays the characters that give design energy.
LC : I would like to know what kind of problems the designer saw when this design and product were first created. What technologies are used in the process, and what is the impact on the environment?
LC : My Team, I believe in co-design.
LC : Everyone I have contacted.
LC : Dictionary
LC : Learn from mistakes.
LC : Leonardo da Vinci
LC : My inspiration comes from daily life, communication with colleagues and absorption of any kind of knowledge.
LC : I have no way to predict what will happen in the future.
LC : For me, design is closely connected with the real world. Outside the artistic level, the message released by the artwork should focus on making the world and the environment more balanced and in good condition. For me, the most important thing about my work is to let everyone understand that this design method will not cause threats and harm to plants and creatures, and we need to be very cautious about the issues that we are facing on earth.
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