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Interview with HuaWei Dai

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

Interview with HuaWei Dai at Thursday 3rd of January 2019

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?
HD: I am studying architecture and art. I have a kind of obsession with beauty and I hope to integrate art and architecture to serve the society.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
HD: We have been working in architecture and interior design for nearly two decades, with a range of hotels, government projects, public spaces and commercial projects.

FS: What is "design" for you?
HD: Pencil do the think!

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
HD: Can create business value, both aesthetics and art.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
HD: The visually appealing design is functionally easy to use.

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
HD: a fireplace

FS: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
HD: I like natural wood because it has a sense of temperature.

FS: When do you feel the most creative?
HD: When the experience is accumulated enough, the technology is not a flying fairy.

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
HD: The rational use of lighting, the correctness of the moving line.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
HD: When there is enough time, it will be full of creative desires.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
HD: Will be very happy

FS: What makes a design successful?
HD: Have enough experience in design love.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
HD: It is the first consideration to meet the convenience of the end user.

FS: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
HD: Try to use renewable resources to save energy.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
HD: After fully understanding the format, using the principles of interior design to expand different design areas, the future of design should be a win-win cooperation.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
HD: In December 2018, the Chongqing Mass Art Museum did not consider the next exhibition time.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
HD: Research on traditional culture and architecture.

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?
HD: The combination of tradition and innovation, I hope the public will not forget the traditional culture. Respect history and culture and explore the use of new technologies and materials.

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?
HD: In Chongqing, China, culture has a lot of influence on my design. The material culture in China is growing, and the demand for users is also growing. The demand for designers is constantly improving.

FS: How do you work with companies?
HD: Apply my design to a practice case

FS: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
HD: Companies should judge the potential value of designers and develop designers with creative and independent thinking skills.

FS: Can you talk a little about your design process?
HD: Starting in anticipation, the process is happy and the results are satisfactory.

FS: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
HD: 1921 hot pot restaurant, pub, resort hotel, children's palace, museum.

FS: Can you describe a day in your life?
HD: When listening to music, you will be happy to see the scene you like.

FS: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
HD: The expansion of technology, the accumulation of knowledge is very important, and it may not be design-related knowledge

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
HD: Using knowledge creation, getting self-identification is very positive, and I am full of doubts about the future. I think this is negative.

FS: What is your "golden rule" in design?
HD: Pencil do the think!

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
HD: Spatial imagination and observation.

FS: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
HD: Pencil, movie

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
HD: Rest without creation, doing other things, creating with inspiration.

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
HD: A few minutes or a few days.

FS: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
HD: How to achieve? Can technology solve the problem?

FS: What was your most important job experience?
HD: architectural design

FS: Who are some of your clients?
HD: May be the whole society

FS: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
HD: Graphic design, I will be very happy when I create

FS: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
HD: Undertake non-native design work and want to travel more in the field

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
HD: teamwork

FS: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
HD: A hotel in a valley, similar to the project of Anzhen Hotel, is very challenging.

FS: How can people contact you?
HD: Call or email

FS: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
HD: NO


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

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