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Alvin Hu

Alvin is an avid lover of all things design, where his work is links to the culture and lifestyle of his client.

Interview with the 2021 MUSE Design Awards Winner - Alvin Hu

1Please give us a brief bio of yourself and your design background.

I have a cheerful personality, get along well with others to work to the end with an enterprising team spirit of a designer.


Born in Xi 'an in 1984

He graduated from Xi 'an University of Architecture and Technology in 2004

Founder of Xi 'an A+ONE Interior Design

Agency.Design director

Registered senior interior designer in China

CBDA building decoration association member

Member of CIID Interior Design Association

Senior member of China Decoration Association (Shaanxi) Branch


The first prize in the design competition of Century Golden Flower Cup in 2010

Nesting Award 2012 Outstanding Designer of the Year

2013 Annual Excellent Works of "Jintang Award

2015 Annual Excellent Works of "Jintang Award

2016-2017 China Interior Design Top 50 Outstanding Young Designers

2018 "Nesting Award" space design professional category Gold Award nomination

2What made you become/why did you choose to become a designer/artist?

Due to my interest, I am very interested in space, color and aesthetics. To complete a scene with temperature will give me different meanings and vitality. From the beginning of conception to the implementation, I will also have a great sense of achievement.

3Tell us more about your business/company, job profile, and what you do.

Since the establishment of A+ONE interior design office, our business scope covers all walks of life decoration design, hotel, catering, entertainment, and home design.

4What does “design” mean to you?

As far as I am concerned, design is an open and free process that produces different answers due to different participants. Design is designed to solve problems and solve problems arising in people's life and development. Art satisfies the expression of consciousness and emotion, but design is not only the expression of emotion, but also has the practical function and has value as well.

5What’s your favorite kind of design and why?

Not one design is my favorite, different styles have their own charm. If I must say one, that would be minimalism.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

In my opinion, a good design meets the requirements of the demand side to the greatest extent in terms of function, and at the same time have unique attributes belonging to this environment.

7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.

The most recent style I am using is minimalist. Minimalism art has expanded from the original pure art field to the fields of fashion, literature, music, architecture, design and decoration .Becoming an important design trend of thought in modern times is a new artistic rising faction, a design style, and also a way of life.

8Tell us about your design process.

In essence, design is a process of problem solving. It starts with the problem and develops activities around the problem. Therefore, the design must start from the investigation of needs, collection and analysis of information, find and identify the problems that need to be solved and worth solving, and put forward the design project scheme on this basis.

9Do you think your country and its cultural heritage has an impact on your design process?

Of course, it has a huge impact. Design is inextricably linked to culture itself. Through the influence of Chinese characteristics and Chinese cultural concepts and consciousness, and through the thinking of this consciousness to create design content that is closely related to life style and specific environment.

10Congratulations! As the winner of the 2021 MUSE Design Awards, what does it mean to you and your company and team to receive this award distinction?

Thank you very much for the recognition of MUSE Design Awards. It is a great honor for me and my team to win the MUSE Design Awards in 2021. After that, we will also make more efforts to do everything well, so as to give a perfect design presentation to customers and friends who trust us.

11Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2021 MUSE Design Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?

The competition was also a coincidence, just at that time in the newly completed project, day and night, I am relatively satisfied with the works.

12What was the biggest challenge with this project?

The biggest challenge was some problems occurred in the landing process. Finally, the project was successfully completed with the cooperation of various units and thanks to the cooperation and understanding of the construction party, which resulted in today's presentation.

13How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?

We live in an objective and realistic society. We must start from reality, which is the only way for you to succeed. You can only adapt to the society to be welcomed by the society, where only the courageous ones strive to create to better adapt to the society to serve the society.

14What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?

The first is to solve the problem in thinking, the second is to find the shortcomings in practice, and the last is to complete the goal design in the process of constant correction.

15What makes your country specifically, unique in the design industry?

In my opinion, China is in a state of rapid development in the design industry. What is unique is not a single design style or one person's achievement, but all of us attach great importance to the sense of design, like life is not just about fuel, rice, oil and salt, but love.

16Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?

Design has attracted more and more attention, and more designs have been included in the early communication of products and services. With the development of society, design will certainly occupy a vital position in various projects.

17If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Design Awards submitter, what advice would you give them?

Design is a very hard industry, but also very challenging, if you take it as not just a job, but a dream, please be prepared to bear hardships.

18What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the design industry?

Accumulate experience at ordinary times, learn more, read more books, and constantly improve through observation.

19Who has inspired you in your life and why?

All kinds of trivial things in life will inspire my design inspiration, such as a movie, a song, a painting, an interesting conversation with a friend.

20What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?

Perseverance, self-discipline, more listening, more looking, more thinking.

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