Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Summer Chang Hin Cheong ("SCHC") 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.
SCHC : After I graduated from college, I didn't work related to design because of the opportunity. But engaged in the catering industry, in an opportunity to renovate the restaurant, I got a good response, from then on I began my design career.
SCHC : When I was in high school, I volunteered to be a designer. Because I think it's a fruitful job to be able to turn an idea into a reality.
SCHC : Yes, I was choose to become a designer.
SCHC : I am engaged in interior design and architectural design. I would also like to try the interior design of yacht or bus.
SCHC : Don't be complacent. Keep learning.
SCHC : A good designer is responsible for completing a job. A great designer is to make the finished product influence the society or turn it into a valuable history.
SCHC : First of all, its practicality must be considered. Secondly, consider whether the materials and construction are environmentally friendly. Finally, whether the finished product of design is popular or not.
SCHC : Good design can be appreciated over and over again. Now is the time for packaging to attract attention. Good design can save a lot of advertising fee.
SCHC : If I had time, I would design my own house for my family.
SCHC : I haven't had time to design my own house yet.
SCHC : Communicate more and learn more about human feelings. My secret is to keep learning.
SCHC : Andou Tadao, Carlo Scarpa
SCHC : Those are so many designs I like that I don't know how to screen it.
SCHC : My greatest design is Heart By Tree, which is a house that breaks through a lot of things I've never done before.
SCHC : If we want others to like our design, we should respect other people's design first. Keep learning humbly.
SCHC : A cook.
SCHC : Design is an element that add on perfect to life and makes people feel better. I think design is a necessity of life.
SCHC : My wife and my family.
SCHC : Keep positive energy and learn with an open mind
SCHC : The disapproval of the design team and the technical problems of the construction team. Some customers don't believe my opinion either.
SCHC : The designer should present the work and prepare the story statement at the same time.
SCHC : My next design project is a charity building for hypoevolutism children. I want it to be a retro and environmentally friendly landmark.
SCHC : I want to be an influential designer in Malaysia.
SCHC : People hope that I can design more award-winning works and continue to win glory for Malaysia.
SCHC : In the past environment, many construction processes are not planned, and the later design can make the environment better. Good design can also make people life more convenient.
SCHC : What excites me most at the currently work is planning to renovate an old house.
SCHC : At present, the project I am most satisfied with is Heart By Tree. Because it was my first award-winning work.
SCHC : In the coming years, I hope that more Malaysians will accept design and learn more about the difference between designers and contractors.
SCHC : I think the next step in the design field should combine more future technologies and networks.
SCHC : I need three to nine months to finalize a design project.
SCHC : I will start by chatting with customer.
SCHC : There is no best design, only the most suitable design. Life is the main thing, style is the complement.
SCHC : I think design sets the trends.
SCHC : Computer, camera and drawing board.
SCHC : AutoCAD, Photoshop, 3DMax, notebook and PC.
SCHC : Color is a very important role in the design, reflecting the overall design feeling. Materials determine the details and texture of the design. The ambient is the most important in design, if the movement line is not good, that's means the overall design is not ideal.
SCHC : The Story of Design。
SCHC : Why would the designer think of doing this? and how did he do it?
SCHC : My ideal design partner is close to me in idea and frequency. Yes, I'm believe in co-design.
SCHC : I have no idea with it.
SCHC : No
SCHC : Ask a professional if don't understand, and keep practicing.
SCHC : The engineer who built the pyramid.
SCHC : I am grateful to all the people who have let me learn. I don't think it's hard to be famous, as long as you believe in faith.
SCHC : My favorite color is blue, place is Japan, food is steak, season is Winter.
SCHC : I once experienced a natural disaster in Taiwan and was chased by a flood while driving.
SCHC : I tell myself every day that I can't fall down, because I have to support my family.
SCHC : No, I don't think so.
SCHC : I think in the next 1000 years, human beings can move instantly.
SCHC : Please follow me.
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