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Interview with Masahiko Sato

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Masahiko Sato (MS) for A’ Design Award and Competition. You can access the full profile of Masahiko Sato by clicking here.

Interview with Masahiko Sato at Monday 22nd of October 2018

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?
MS: I did not have related educational background in architecture so a started studying architecture by myself and from people that have proper knowledge.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
MS: We are a small scale firm with 5 staff based in Fukuoka City Japan

FS: What is "design" for you?
MS: A way to shape society and something i love to do

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
MS: Anything we love to design anything especially house

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
MS: Ando Tadao, he is kind a figure that i admire for a very long time

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
MS: I think its a house

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
MS: Wood

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
MS: I dont know thats difficult question

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
MS: Practical use of the design

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
MS: I always try to position myself as a future user of the end product.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
MS: Sometime feel satisfied sometime feel i could have done better

FS: What makes a design successful?
MS: The satisfaction of its inhabitant an how it change society to better future

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
MS: Practical use and efficiency of the design

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
MS: To give a proper example on how human should give consideration to the environment

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
MS: Design in the future will be absolutely more mesmerizing, more playful and reflect the lifestyle of modern civilization

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
MS: Germany February this year

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
MS: To constantly check on the evolving design industry

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?
MS: My design is simple

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?
MS: Fukuoka, Japan

FS: How do you work with companies?
MS: I work with several companies

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
MS: Find one that have enough experience

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
MS: No

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
MS: Never thought of it

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
MS: No

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
MS: When it comes to design precision comes first speed come second. Sometimes we are chased

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
MS: I dont think there are negatives of being designer, everyone is designer of their life

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
MS: I dont have one

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
MS: good judgement

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
MS: DRA cad 8

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
MS: I dont do anything else beside design

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
MS: About 3-4months

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
MS: where the inspiration come from

FS: What was your most important job experience?
MS: Every experience has important value to my life, there are so many of them, and they are equally precious to me.

FS: Who are some of your clients?
MS: Mostly Doctors (physician)

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
MS: i enjoy any kind of design work

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
MS: We try to expand business abroad, always looking forward for a new challange from a new client in somewhere we have never been.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
MS: I design it by myself and make the team do the rest

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
MS: We cant exposed details on on going project

FS: How can people contact you?
MS: By mail through my website or phone

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
MS: no not really


FS: Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to interview you.

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