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Interview with Carol Faan

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Editor Frank Scott (FS) from DesignPRWire has interviewed designer Carol Faan (CF) for A’ Design Awards and Competition. You can access the full profile of Carol Faan by clicking here.

Interview with Carol Faan at Wednesday 20th of April 2016
Carol Faan
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?
CF: I fell into design by chance but I’ve always loved arts and crafts as well as appreciated the aesthetics of objects ever since I was little. When I discovered the world of interior design I found that I really enjoyed and excel in the process of conceptualizing, visualizing, designing, and implementing said design.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
CF: Successful interior design is a blend of interior elements which serve aesthetic and functional purposes that reflect your personality, and enhance your lifestyle. Each project is considered to be unique. I work hard to dialogue with the client to create holistic and individual concepts.

FS: What is "design" for you?
CF: I prefer to design types of projects that are completely “bespoke” to my client’s interests, preferences, and lifestyle. I feel that an ideal design process involves a complete and holistic understanding of how one’s client lives their lives on a day to day basis. In my view, exceptional design seeks to compliment, and enhance a client’s lifestyle.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
CF: My most favorite design is the Thrangu Monastery project. This project embodies my “bespoke” design philosophy since there was a tremendous amount of back ground cultural research, as well as seeking an in-depth understanding of the day to day operations of the Monastery Lamas, as well as staff. My engagement with the overall design process, and finding solutions to considerable construction challenges was most satisfying. I believe that the resulting physical manifestation of my initial design concept exceeded our initial expectations for the project.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
CF: I find inspiration in the details of my everyday environment. My mind can a bit of a depository of interesting design elements that I find in my immediate surroundings, these ideas somehow find their way into my projects as I sit to conceptualize, and consider how to accomplish the objectives of the project. I find that I am most creative when I am able to capture those moments of inspiration that comes when a fresh idea finds its way into my consciousness, and evolve these raw ideas into a workable form.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
CF: I enjoy the drafting process of designing. I feel that the flow of drafting assists me to visualize the virtual construction, and implementation of my initial design. This process is immensely helpful in “evolving” the design, at times, the end result of this process does not resemble my initial designs at all.

FS: What makes a design successful?
CF: Successful interior design is a blend of interior elements which serve aesthetic, functional purposes that reflect your personality, and enhance your lifestyle.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
CF: I believe that good design is ultimately about cohesion, and finesse. In less nebulous terms timeless design is as much about knowing when to hold back the details than endlessly adding more, at times, less is, really more. Good design serves a delicate balance of aesthetics, and function.

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?
CF: Timeless Designs of different styles.

FS: How can people contact you?
CF: carolfaan@shawbiz.ca


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

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