Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Huawu He (HH) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Huawu He by clicking here.
Interview with Huawu He at Thursday 5th of May 2016
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?
HH: First of all I just want to learn drawing and gradually I become a designer because of the habit.
FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
HH: The goal of the company is to develope new thinking and create the better environment for humanbeings.
FS: What is "design" for you?
HH: It means life.
FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
HH: I prefer to chanllenge different kinds of projects.
FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
HH: I like to do some functional designs.We concentrate on the users'emotion and security .In addition ,I hope my design can bring happiness and harmonies to them .
FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
HH: We often use wood as our choice, and pay more attention to protecting environment.
FS: When do you feel the most creative?
HH: When I meet chanllenges, I will become more stronger.
FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
HH: Temperature and emotional comfort improve are our in
FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
HH: It is a new beginning.
FS: What makes a design successful?
HH: conception, innovation and clients
FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
HH: being of guidance or not
FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
HH: Life and health.
FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
HH: Techonology and Internet bring us a bright future.
FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
HH: Munich and New York. I hope the next exhibition will be held in Milan .
FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
HH: The basis of inspiration is experience. The project properties and customer-oriented experience help naturing creativity.
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?
HH: we do hope that space returns to simplicity, and to being explorative.To realize the design through the space character.
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?
HH: I live in China. It's Chinese garden landscape influent my design.There is a bigger market in China so that I can try more different designs. The bad thing is that the design works can be effected because of the customers' unclear asthetic view points.
FS: How do you work with companies?
HH: Labor division and cooperation in our team.
FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
HH: Loyalty and morality.
FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
HH: I constant revising my plans to be more perfect.
FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
HH: The Puli Hotel and Spa,Amanfayun,Fuchun Resort ,The Lalu Sun Moon Lake,Park Hyatt Shanghai
FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
HH: keep busy
FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
HH: Find personal life stage and keep reading.
FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
HH: Persitance ,the ability of restrain.
FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
HH: Cope with shifting events by sticking to a fundamental principle.
FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
HH: the ability to capture creative ideas.
FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
HH: I always design my projects with my heart.
FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
HH: there is no time limit.
FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
HH: About three to eight months.
FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
FS: What was your most important job experience?
HH: go with the movie cast to shoot a film
FS: Who are some of your clients?
HH: there is no fixed customers.
FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
HH: Hotel.Because it won't limit my thinking.
FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
HH: we always keep thinking what the best design is. And we hope we can estabilish a educational organization. The hotel is my next work.
FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
HH: the project implementation is the result of team's cooperation.
FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
HH: we are designing a box in the park concerning a newly life style about coffee and reading. we hope the box can be integrated in the buildings.
FS: How can people contact you?
HH: 3#750 sainasunshine,340 FuFei road GuLou block FuZhou ,FuJian province
FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
HH: I really want to thank my friends and colleagues. I am so pround of their hardwork.
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