Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Yu Wen Chiu (YC) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Yu Wen Chiu by clicking here.
Interview with Yu Wen Chiu at Friday 17th of March 2017
FS: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
YC: I have engaged in interior design since I was eighteen.I have interior bachelor's degree,and architecture Master's degree.This is my job and I am really interested in.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
YC: Our company has three branches,one in Taipei,Taiwan;one in Kaohsiung,Taiwan;one in Beijing,China.We design interior,architecture,and furniture.
FS: What is "design" for you?
YC: design is complete the dreams of the clients.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
YC: we like everything.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
YC: As a designer, I like every style.To make every design precision is my favorite design.
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
YC: A chair.
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
YC: Natural material,stone and wood.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
YC: Integrity and requires of clients.
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
FS: What makes a design successful?
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
YC: First image.
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
YC: To make people and earth, life and growth in nature.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
YC: Design goes by fashion.Classic is never out of fashion.
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
YC: Reading and travel.
FS: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
YC: Low profile but quality.
FS: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
YC: I live in Taiwan.
FS: How do you work with companies?
YC: Case by case.
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
YC: Trust your designer.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
YC: Case by case.Every design has different process.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
YC: Kitchen,sofa,chair,bookcase,fitting room
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
YC: I work almost all day,sometime I work in the office,sometime on the plane,sometime at home.
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
YC: work hard,enjoy your life.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
YC: Find your own way,everything is positive.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
YC: Classic is never out of fashion.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
YC: Brain and computers.
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
YC: Enjoy my life.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
YC: From a week to a month.
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
YC: What will my home look like?
FS: What was your most important job experience?
YC: Every job is important.
FS: Who are some of your clients?
YC: Anyone needs to hire an interior designer.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
YC: I enjoy every type of design.A good designer hsa to like every types of design.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
YC: I would like to do designs to the world.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
YC: Usually I develop by myself.
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
FS: How can people contact you?
FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
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