We, as the Designer Interviews ("DI") had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to interview award-winning, most creative and innovative Chun -Fang Mao ("C-M").
Artist Decorating Studio was founded by Chun-Fang Mao in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Specializing in architectural design, interior design creation and construction management. The types of works include private villas, apartments, clubs, restaurants, clinics, hotels, office headquarters. Through our design, we provide different facial expressions for the space that shapes each place. Incorporating design into life and creating a comfortable space under temperature, this is the principle we adhere to, creating unique and comfortable styles for owners and meeting functional requirements.
Chun -Fang Mao Designs
We are pleased to share with you original and innovative design work by Chun -Fang Mao.
Designer Interview of Chun -Fang Mao:
DI: 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?
C-M : Engaged in the interior design industry for more than 25 years, currently teaching interior design related courses at university / Childhood interest development / yes
DI: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
C-M : Currently the company is a small studio / yes
DI: What is "design" for you?
C-M : People-oriented design makes people full of happiness
DI: What kinds of works do you like designing most?
C-M : Luxury homes and private villas
DI: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
C-M : Fansworth House In 1951, Mies van der Rohe completed the epic work of his modernist ideal, Fansworth House, in the United States, and used "Less is More" to the fullest.
DI: What was the first thing you designed for a company?
C-M : Communication and coordination
DI: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
C-M : Solid wood / can be used indoors and outdoors / requires a professional carpenter to use machine operation
DI: When do you feel the most creative?
C-M : late at night
DI: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
C-M : Practicability and practice of aesthetic concepts
DI: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
C-M : Epinephrine speeds up
DI: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
C-M : Let go of the burden
DI: What makes a design successful?
C-M : Need a professional team to execute
DI: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
C-M : Meet the requirements of the owner and constantly check and correct
DI: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
C-M : Take the society, use it for society
DI: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
C-M : Cross-disciplinary and multicultural development / design to improve people's quality of life
DI: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
C-M : Many years ago in Hsinchu City, Taiwan / Local Exhibition Center / Not yet
DI: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
C-M : Learning from nature / more observation and experience / in daily life
DI: 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?
C-M : Modern minimalist / rational 'simple' restrained / bright environment color matching 'space penetration' simple geometric shapes and lines' multifunctional concealed storage 'composite furniture' simple and neat accessories
DI: 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?
C-M : Taiwan / Yes / Ca n’t see the changes and development of the world
DI: How do you work with companies?
C-M : Practitioners themselves
DI: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
C-M : Respect each other and think empathy / view their past learning experience
DI: Can you talk a little about your design process?
C-M : Learn to bring nature into the internal space and transform its advantages
DI: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
C-M : include private villas, apartments, restaurants, hotels, office headquarters.
DI: Can you describe a day in your life?
C-M : The first thing to get up is to drink a cup of tea in advance and then look at the cat at home, then go out to buy breakfast and then go to the studio, and finally busy busy contacting to arrange work, contacting the owner and reporting the progress.
DI: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
C-M : Have more time to participate in forums and travel arrangements / participate in international design competitions to learn more
DI: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
C-M : On the positive side, it has a better social image, while on the negative side, it is generally believed that the charges will be more expensive
DI: What is your "golden rule" in design?
C-M : Provide a comfortable and practical life for the owners, improve the better service quality
DI: What skills are most important for a designer?
C-M : Basics of design theory 'Interior designer's core competitiveness' Talking about communication skills 'Materials and market insights' Process and site technical capabilities
DI: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
C-M : Use more fragmented time
DI: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
C-M : Mansion design project, takes about 1 year
DI: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
C-M : Make the best design with the least budget
DI: What was your most important job experience?
C-M : Has been a university teacher for 8 years
DI: Who are some of your clients?
C-M : General public
DI: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
C-M : A series of lectures by world-class architects, you can learn from their experience
DI: What are your future plans? What is next for you?
C-M : Participate more in international design competitions / prepare entries
DI: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
C-M : Currently developing and designing by myself
DI: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
C-M : Currently still in planning, it is about designing course cooperation
DI: How can people contact you?
C-M : Available on the studio website
DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
C-M : nothing now