LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Bo Zhou ("BZ") 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?

BZ : Graduated in interior design and visual communication.

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

BZ : I want to transform my aesthetic talent into my lifelong career.

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

BZ : My own choice, and my only choice.

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

BZ : The current job is interior design, I want to participate in some product design, I think this cross-border will be very interesting.

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

BZ : Don't limit yourself too much.

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

BZ : The macro concept and literary nature of the work.

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

BZ : Good landing process and results.

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

BZ : In the commercial sense, it will maximize the benefits of commerce, in a social sense, it will have a profound impact on the aesthetics of a city.

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

BZ : Want to design a church.

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

BZ : Church

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

BZ : Starting from experience, but not following experience.

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

BZ : Carlos Capa

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

BZ : Each excellent designer has independent design thinking, it is worth communicating.

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

BZ : See more, think more, and then put it down.

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

BZ : May become a chef and bring joyful moments to others.

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

BZ : Design is to solve problems while outputting aesthetics.

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

BZ : My partner made up for my shortcomings.

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

BZ : Need more time to think and precipitate.

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

BZ : Good works, existence is display.

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

BZ : A resort hotel.

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

BZ : Can design all the time and continue to surpass yesterday's self.

DL: How does design help create a better society?

BZ : Lead and provide surprise.

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

BZ : Try new design languages and get perfect results.

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

BZ : More technological methods can improve the construction process, reduce material costs, and make some difficulties easier.

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

BZ : One end is more and more technology, the other end is more and more return to nature, both are future directions.

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

BZ : Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the space itself and maximize the advantages.

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

BZ : Mutual influence, mutual achievement.

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

BZ : Help me realize the idea.

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

BZ : Just like the coat of a beauty, she can better enhance her beauty.

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

BZ : Experience the feeling it brings.

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

BZ : The current partner is the best partner.

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

BZ : Communication with partners often leads me to open a door.

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?

BZ : Royna's "Elements of Design".

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

BZ : Exercise in real projects.

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

BZ : Communicate with Carlos Capa.

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

BZ : Pay more attention to users' praise and love for space.

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

BZ : Responsibility makes me move forward.

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

BZ : The future is not what we can imagine now.

DL: Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?

BZ : Of course hope, and hope to maintain communication with more designers.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

DESIGNER ZHOU BO, FOUNDED JINGLE DESIGN COMPANY IN SHENYANG, CHINA IN 2016. IN THIS CITY IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA, THE ECONOMY IS RELATIVELY BACKWARD. ZHOU BO LED THE TEAM TO MAKE A LOT OF GOOD DESIGN WORKS IN SHENYANG, LET PEOPLE REALIZE THE DRIVING EFFECT OF DESIGN ON MANY INDUSTRIES. HIS WORK HAS ALSO MADE THE CITY EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL.


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