LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Haofeng Ma ("HM") 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?

HM : Graduated from department of art design, yunnan art university.

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

HM : Love of design.

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

HM : choose to become a designer.

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

HM : At present, I mainly design the interior and want to do architectural design.

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

HM : Treat each piece of work seriously and steadfastly.

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

HM : The wisdom of designing works.

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

HM : Design for yourself,Design your own furniture.

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

HM : Design your own hotel.

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

HM : Do things from the heart.

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

HM : Learning, has been constantly learning all kinds of knowledge.

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

HM : Maybe a designer,Maybe a painter.

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

HM : My family.

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

HM : Faith in design.

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

HM : The biggest obstacle is myself.

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

HM : Be a valuable designer to society.

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

HM : Design makes life better.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

HM : Design is not just a piece of work, designers design is the future of life.

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

HM : There is no fixed time, about 7-15 days on average,Some take even longer.

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

HM : Start talking to the customer.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

HM : Design comes from life and serves life. Design makes life better.

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

HM : design sets the trends.

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

HM : with might doubled.

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

HM : CAD,3D MAX,PS,Illustrator,There was also a four-year-old ALIENWARE computer.

DL: What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?

HM : They are all very important roles, none of them can be dispensed with.

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

HM : What's the story behind the design.

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

HM : Communicating with designers has the greatest impact.

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

HM : I didn't expect to be famous, and doing everything well should be not far from being famous.

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

HM : Like Chinese food, I love my hometown, like the color of autumn.

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

HM : The sense of accomplishment is always great after finishing an interesting design, which should be my motivation.

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

HM : When I was a child, I didn't think that I would be a designer. I dreamed of becoming a painter.

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

HM : I am optimistic about the future and believe that the world will be a better place in a thousand years.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

MA HAOFENG, FOUNDER AND DESIGN DIRECTOR OF YUNNAN BUFAN DESIGN & DECORATION COMPANY.MEMBER OF YUNNAN INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION,WINNER OF THE 2018 SIDA SINGAPORE INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD,WON THE SECOND KUNPENG DESIGN AWARD IN 2019.THE 2ND TOKYO IDPA INTERNATIONAL PIONEER AWARD IN 2019,THE 2019 7TH INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN AWARD "ID+G" GOLD CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN COMPETITION - ANNUAL TOP10 ELITE DESIGNER AWARD.2019 7TH INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN AWARD "ID+G" GOLD CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN COMPETITION - STUDENT GROUP PRACTICAL DESIGN TUTOR,2019 [LIJIANG STAR. DESIGN COMPETITION] JUDGE.IN HIS 15 YEARS OF DESIGN CAREER, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF DESIGN AND USING PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE TO FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND PRACTICALITY.HE ADVOCATES ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND GREEN DESIGN AS THE TREND OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE FUTURE. THE CORE PRINCIPLE OF PEOPLE-ORIENTED, SCIENTIFIC AND PERSONALIZED DESIGN CAN MAKE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN A BETTER PLACE.


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