Interview with Ryan Cheung & Christine Tsui, Director, Design Director of CTRC Design Consultant Ltd., HK

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Ryan Cheung

Ryan is the Co-founder of CTRC Design with over 10 years specialising in large-scale projects such as private villas, show flats, club houses and restaurants. These projects were mostly carried out in major cities for developers which were Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Dalian in China as well as in Hong Kong.


Christine Tsui

Christine is the Co-founder of CTRC Design. She has abundance of experience in project management of luxury brands like BVLGARI, Loro Piana, Baccarat and more, design in hospitality of five stars hotels, retail stores of Hugo Boss, Anteprima, Elle concept stores and commercial projects located in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.


Ryan&Christine | CTRC Design Consultant Ltd. | Muse Awards

Interview with the 2019 Muse Design Awards Winner - Ryan Cheung & Christine Tsui

1Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2019 Muse Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?
The reason why we chose 788 Star Club and INUF retail project to enter is because that the project itself already has a strong design concept, the clients for this two projects were eager to have something different. As such, they did not limit our concept and ideas and instead, let us to play with the design. We were both happy with the results and we have won Platinum and Rose Gold awards from Muse Award for the projects respectively.
2What was the biggest challenge with this project?
For 788 Star Club, the location of Hengdian is a fourth-tier city in China, hence to execute a design project is difficult for the local contractor in terms of their experience, particular work on the details and workmanship. Before the site commencement and during the site coordination, our designers were spending much more effort and time to review mockups and samples in a short period of time, in order to achieve the design expectation for this project.
3How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?

Winning an award is a simple way to get recognition for our design projects as we can let our potential and current clients know the kind of design work that we have been doing and to be defined by the design awards we have won.
4If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring Muse Award submitter, what advice would you give them?
It is a good start and a source of encouragement to receive the awards and recognition. If you want to get recognition of your works, submit your works to Muse Award is a good try as submissions can be done online, which is very convenient.
5What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the creative industry?
Seeing great designs or new product excites us. We like to pay attention to details and that can give us inspiration to create great things ourselves.
6What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
Designers should always broaden their visions as design is boundless and filled with unlimited imagination. We shouldn’t set a frame or limit for ourselves.
7Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?
What’s helped me as a designer is always putting 100% effort into my work, learning from my mistakes and gaining experience from the past. Travelling is also very important as if you want to create great designs, you have to experience other great works and study it to get inspiration and see what’s the best.

Winning Entries

788 Star Club | 2019

788 Star Club | CTRC Design Consultant Ltd. | Muse Awards
This project is located at Hengidan China, the largest film studio in the world. This place has been built with the huge scale of ancient Chinese dynasty palaces. The design concept of LIFE and NATURE... (read more)

INUF retail | 2019

INUF retail | 788 Star Club | CTRC Design Consultant Ltd. | Muse Awards
This project is in hectic city Hong Kong, around 140 square meters with 2 floors, 21/F is the retail area and 20/F is the spa area. The design concept is to in line with the youthfulness image of INUF... (read more)

CTRC Design Consultant Ltd.

CTRC Design Consultant Ltd. is an interior design firm, a corporate member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA). Christine Tsui and Ryan Cheung established the company in late 2015 and we have won several international design awards. We are experienced in hospitality, F&B, commercial, retail and residential projects.

From basic evaluation, design concept to comprehensive design drawing package, we offer full design service to our clients, work collaboratively with sub-consultants, contractors during the design implementation stage to ensure the design work to proceed according to the design. Our team is constantly evolving into new areas of expertise, explore new applications of design, according to the corporate image, needs and culture of the client to bespoke the design concept. We work through a wide variety of design elements, such as space planning, used of materials, the proportion of details, furniture and lightings.