Chao-Yen is fascinated with every design characteristic by observing the environment, understanding the owner’s preferences, and more.
Design Director and boss of Shining Interior Decoration Design Co., Ltd.
My background is architecture and space design. And I had participated in the experience of ancient achievements and cultural assets space which is fully reflected in the shape of my design.
I used to be oppressed in my employment environment that made me rethink of the design aesthetics with a pioneer mentality.
I founded Golden-Horyoung Interior Decoration Company in 1997. I strictly persist on high construction quality requirement. I was also invited to serve as an industry lecturer at various universities and colleges. I tacked my personal brand design and management system know-how to establish a new expanded company, Shining Interior Decoration Design Co., Ltd. in 2014. Both of our companies were approved by the Government Construction Department. It needs to be more supervised and technical licenses. Design is a high-pressure industry. I provide a comfortable, quiet, and elegant environment for our professional designers.
Our businesses are residential space, indoor and outdoor reception center, high-teach company, medical cosmetic center, public building, and so on.
I think interior design does not only space embellishments. It also realizes Taoist philosophy of conforming to nature that inspires me to think the harmony between human beings and objects
I am fascinated by every design’s characteristic by observing the environment, understanding the owner's preferences and personalities that run throughout my design’s idea. Therefore, I create limitless space art with design aesthetics.
A good design is the embodiment of a philosophic life. I think leaving blank is a necessity of the design’s element. Therefore, the key point on space and the concept coordination of the owners has become the focus of design.
Less is more; developing the tension of blank is my design style. The key point of the design is not only designer's personal taste, but the harmonious space between the house and the owner is more essential.
First, I discuss with owners then understand the needs, preferences and personalities. After I check the design work filed I will make a sketch plan and a feasibility project. And then I discuss with the owners about design style, materials, lamps, furniture, and etc. Finally, I create my design’s idea and etc. And that is how I create my design through these steps.
I live in Taiwan. We are a country with multicultural environment. The force on local tradition and foreign thinking impact us a lot. It inspires me to bring up more creative idea and jump over the invisible framework to create more innovative design art.
“It's not the end. It’s not the starting point. It’s a breakthrough. “ was I said when I won 2020 MUSE awards. I have won MUSE awards for three years from 2019, 2020, and 2021.The award is an incomparable honor to our company and team. I will keep improving and hope to see MUSE next year.
I choose 3 works this year, Subtle French Style Guildhall, A flare of Italy and LOHAS Flourishment. I want to present different design styles to the public.
These cases are located in the most essential 360 square feet commercial mansion in the city center. In order to echo the local price of the building. It did not dare to highlight the luxury side of these cases, so our team used neoclassic French style, Italian cultural style and Nordic & contemporary styles to set the 3 different spaces into the tone of a hotel, combining coziness and luxury.
The biggest challenge with these projects is how to have a frame to highlight the luxury and classic taste but also to be different.
Take LOHAS Flourishment as an example, we play with colors boldly to create a new style of Nordic residence, utilizing the openness of diversified space to fuse the colorful. We use some micro-styles to implant elegant changes of the style. We expect our design like that if yearning for the romantic boundary of the soul, from the dignified and graceful feels to romance, following the daily routine, the home atmosphere can be freely transformed and presented.
Winning MUSE and other awards broaden the horizon of my design. In the global village now, people from all over the world can communicate with every international design awards. Our team also absorbs experience to make future designs perfectly.
1. Listen to and understand the owner's preferences and personalities
2. Joy when design is inspired into physical presentation
3. Integrate the owner's thoughts with my own design idea, and complete the design work that is satisfactory to both parties
Many foreign people are natural designers. They like to do their own design and DIY. But most Taiwanese would like to adopt designer "design integrated management". And there are many school teacher and practitioners in interior industry are architectural background. Thus, interior design in Taiwan develops diversify in environment friendly, society, culture, philosophy, and etc.
The current perceptions of the design industry still distinguish differences between design aesthetics and construction. In the next 5-10 years, or 20 years, is a "cross-border" industrial alliance. For example, the relationship between AI technology and home design. Or how to integrate technology, furniture, and space design, is the future direction to think about.
Not only school knowledge but also life knowledge. Because life is the source of the design concept. Everyone should enrich knowledge and apply it to design.
Observing more design in different cultures when you have the opportunity to travel abroad and reading more kinds of design books and magazines can improve your skills in the design industry. All above can enhance your own design ideas. Continue practicing can certainly improve graphics skills.However, I think the emphases of the design is mainly on design ideas. Otherwise, it will only turn out to be a draftsman but not a professional designer.
Sometimes, my son folds Lego bricks can inspire my inspiration. Because children’s ideas are out of the frame. I like to observe buildings, people and things carefully while traveling which can enrich my experience and thoughts. And then translate into my creativity in design, too.
The Lego bricks folded by my son inspire my design because the idea springing up from children idea is frameless. Moreover, I like to observe buildings, people and things carefully while traveling which can enrich my experience and thoughts and then translate into my creativity in design, too.
Humble and restrained, and a realistic attitude.
Only by keeping an active learning heart can you improve yourself.
Shining Interior Decoration Design Co., Ltd is an award-winning interior design studio based in Taiwan.