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Interview with Ryuji Yamashita

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

Interview with Ryuji Yamashita at Wednesday 18th of May 2022
Ryuji Yamashita
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?
RY: As a child, I fell in love with Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

FS: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
RY: A place to create something that didn't exist in the world.

FS: What is "design" for you?
RY: To enrich someone's life.

FS: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
RY: beautiful things.

FS: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
RY: Earth

FS: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
RY: House

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

FS: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
RY: Something to something.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
RY: happiness.

FS: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
RY: happiness.

FS: What makes a design successful?
RY: Learning. Thinking.

FS: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
RY: Whether the people who use the system will be happy or not.

FS: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
RY: The design is pervasive.

FS: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
RY: undecided.

FS: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
RY: Nature.

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?
RY: soap bubble.

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?
RY: Japan. Pros: Wabi-sabi. Cons are peer pressure.

FS: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
RY: The good side is that we can make the world a better place. The bad side is that we can't stop thinking.

FS: What skills are most important for a designer?
RY: Questioning things.

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

FS: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
RY: at one's fancy (whim)

FS: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
RY: Minimum 1 week for a house.

FS: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
RY: by oneself.

FS: How can people contact you?
RY: Please send me an email through my website.


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

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