LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Chun -Fang Mao ("C-M") 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?

C-M : Currently is the design director of the design studio, and also serves as a lecturer in the design department of the university

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

C-M : After graduating from high school, I went to many professional design companies, and then developed a strong interest in interior design

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

C-M : former

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

C-M : At present, most of the cases are residential, and I hope to participate in the hotel's hotel project.

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

C-M : Collect relevant design information on a daily basis, and participate in the activities of professional design clubs

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

C-M : Design for self-reflection, continuous improvement of the level and benefit society

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

C-M : Take it from society and give back to society

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

C-M : Aesthetic design that creates added emotional value / because it is worth learning.

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

C-M : Unique home and studio

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

C-M : Same as above

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

C-M : The more common, the more mysterious/curiosity

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

C-M : Japanese architect Oki Sato

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

C-M : Never discussed

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

C-M : Mansion and residential case, to help complete the owner's dream and achieve recognition

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

C-M : Listen more, learn more, watch more

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

C-M : Complete the dream of traveling around the world

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

C-M : Purposeful creative behavior

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

C-M : Family, wife

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?

C-M : The influence on the living environment and the help of good friends since childhood

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

C-M : Annoyed by not being able to break through

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

C-M : A lot of participation in the design professional international competition

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

C-M : I hope to teach what I have learned to the younger generation and give back to society

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

C-M : Give back to society

DL: How does design help create a better society?

C-M : Participate in social welfare activities

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

C-M : Lecture at university and interact with students

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?

C-M : Mansion and residential case, because very skilled

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

C-M : Cross-disciplinary literacy and multicultural combination

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

C-M : Interdisciplinary literacy and multicultural integration plus intelligent integration

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

C-M : It takes about 3 months to 1 year

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

C-M : Respect and communicate with each other

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?

C-M : less is more

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

C-M : the latter

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

C-M : Let the design make it more perfect through professional technology

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

C-M : auto cad'ARC software and desktop computer

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

C-M : Mutual influence produces different spatial atmosphere

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

C-M : Suggest that there are still deficiencies that need improvement

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

C-M : How to learn its advantages

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

C-M : Wife / yes

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

C-M : Friends of professional groups

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

C-M : Never stop learning and keep making correction

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

C-M : Japanese architect Oki Sato

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

C-M : There is room for improvement, it is still difficult

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

C-M : Black and white ash, mango, spring, no specific

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

C-M : The stress of life translates into the motivation of life

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

C-M : Unpredictable

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

C-M : Very esoteric question / Earth destruction

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

C-M : Available on the studio's official website

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

ARTIST DECORATING STUDIO WAS FOUNDED BY CHUN-FANG MAO IN HSINCHU, TAIWAN. SPECIALIZING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN CREATION AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT. THE TYPES OF WORKS INCLUDE PRIVATE VILLAS, APARTMENTS, CLUBS, RESTAURANTS, CLINICS, HOTELS, OFFICE HEADQUARTERS. THROUGH OUR DESIGN, WE PROVIDE DIFFERENT FACIAL EXPRESSIONS FOR THE SPACE THAT SHAPES EACH PLACE. INCORPORATING DESIGN INTO LIFE AND CREATING A COMFORTABLE SPACE UNDER TEMPERATURE, THIS IS THE PRINCIPLE WE ADHERE TO, CREATING UNIQUE AND COMFORTABLE STYLES FOR OWNERS AND MEETING FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS.


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