Interview with Chih-Feng Lin of Yi Zhan Interior Design Ltd.

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Chih-Feng Lin

Chih-Feng Lin is a passionate interior designer. He focuses on creating comfortable, practical, and beautiful spaces with art and design. Chih-Feng Lin's favourite design is the modern style, which combines simplicity, sophistication, and functionality.

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

Hi, my name is Chih-Feng Lin. I am a creative and passionate interior designer, focused on creating comfortable, practical, and beautiful spaces.

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

I believe that art and design have endless possibilities to transform people's lives and environments and create beautiful experiences.

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

Yi Zhan Interior Design Ltd. is a professional interior design company. We are committed to providing clients with professional, innovative, and high-quality design services. Our team consists of a group of passionate and experienced designers and professionals with a wealth of interior design expertise and skills.

Our services:

Interior Design: We offer various types of interior design services, including residential, commercial, and office spaces, among others.

Design Consulting: We provide professional design consulting services to our clients, including style advice, material selection, and space planning.

Project Management: We provide comprehensive project management services to ensure that projects are completed on time and in line with customer requirements.

Construction supervision: We work with excellent architects and contractors to oversee the construction process, ensuring quality and schedule control.

Our Values:

Professionalism: We focus on professional knowledge and skills to ensure the best design solutions for our clients.

Innovation: We are constantly striving for innovation and excellence to provide our customers with unique and creative designs.

Customer First: We put the needs and expectations of our customers first, and strive to exceed their expectations and create value for them. Whether you're building a new home or renovating an existing space, Art Show Design will be your trusted partner to help you live the life you want at home.

4What does “design” mean to you?

It is a credit and honest for mutual benefit, taking man as the foundation, and is committed to integrating the personality and needs of customers into every design.

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

Modern style is my favourite design style.

Simplicity and sophistication: Modern design is often characterised by clean lines and delicate details, a style that is simple yet sophisticated and instantly appealing.

Functionality: Modern design focuses on functionality, combining design with practicality, and this style of design is often very practical and in line with the lifestyle and needs of modern people.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

Create spaces that are both beautiful and functional, where customers feel comfortable, happy, and filled with quality of life.

7How did you come up with the idea for your award-winning design?

There was a deliberate process behind my design award. First, I communicate with my clients to understand their needs, preferences, and expectations. This helped me determine the direction and focus of the design. Next, I do a lot of research and ideation, including understanding current design trends, exploring different styles and materials, and balancing the functionality and aesthetics of space.

8What was your main source of inspiration for this design?

In our hurried daily lives, home becomes a unique space that allows us to return to our hearts and feel calm and relaxed.

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

My country is a diverse and open country, and a place of transparent information which has a profound impact on my design process. This open cultural atmosphere has allowed me to be exposed to design ideas and styles from different backgrounds and cultures, which has broadened my design horizons and stimulated my creativity.

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

Receiving such an award is significant, as it represents recognition of talent and effort of design. Here are some of the significance of receiving this award:

Professional Recognition: Receiving this award means that you have excellent professional ability and rich experience in the field of design, which will help strengthen your reputation and status.

Industry Impact: These awards will increase your visibility and influence in the design community, make you an important figure in the industry, and attract more clients and partners.

Confidence and motivation: Winning the award is an affirmation of your design ability, which will enhance your self-confidence and motivation, and motivate you to constantly strive for higher goals and achievements.

Customer Trust: Winning this award will increase customers' trust and confidence in you, and they are more likely to choose you as their designer, which will lead to more business and opportunities.

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

The reason I chose to participate in this case is simple. It shows my core values and philosophy as a designer. The use of green building materials and smart home appliances not only improves the convenience of customers' lives but also plays a positive role in the sustainable development of the social environment.

This kind of design not only pursues beauty and functionality but also hopes to bring positive social value and impact through design. That's why I chose to participate in the competition, believing that such design concepts and values can win the recognition of judges and clients while contributing to society and the environment.

12What were the main challenges you faced during the design process, and how did you overcome them?

First, I'll think about versatility. It is to design a place for multiple purposes. For example, the living room is not only a living room but also a work or entertainment area.

Secondly, the layout should be reasonable. This requires careful planning and consideration of where furniture and equipment are placed to make the most of every inch of space.

Again, I pay special attention to storage. Because storage is so important to keep your home looking tidy and organised, I design a variety of storage spaces, such as wall cabinets or built-in wardrobes.

I would prefer an open-ended design. This adds a sense of airiness and makes the space appear larger, while also enhancing the brightness and ventilation of the room.

The use of natural light is also important. I design windows and light wells to let in as much natural light as possible, which not only saves energy but also improves the comfort of living.

13How do you think winning this award will impact your future as a designer?

Winning this award will bring me many opportunities and challenges, and I will make the most of these opportunities to continuously improve myself and achieve my personal and professional development goals.

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

Creativity: Design is a field full of infinite possibilities, and I like to express my creativity and ideas through design and present them in a concrete space. Each project is a new challenge in which I love to explore and discover new design concepts and styles.

Interaction with clients: I love working with clients to understand their needs and preferences and create a perfect home environment for them through my designs. Interacting with clients not only allows me to better understand their lifestyle and values but also to turn their dreams and visions into reality.

Seeing the results of the work: One of the most satisfying things for me is seeing my design work finally finished and put into use. When I see my clients happy and satisfied with my designs, and see them living happily and comfortably in their new home environment, this sense of accomplishment cannot be expressed in words.

15What sets your design apart from others in the same category?

Focusing on understanding the needs and preferences of my clients and creating a space that truly suits their lifestyle. This makes my designs more personal intimate, and more relevant to my clients.

Attention to detail and quality: I pay great attention to detail and quality, and strive for excellence in every detail, ensuring that every part of the design is of the highest standard. This makes my designs stand out in terms of quality and craftsmanship and is different from other designs.

Innovation and uniqueness: I like to incorporate innovative elements and unique styles into my designs to make my work unique. I am constantly looking for new design concepts and techniques and incorporating them into my designs to make my work more personal and creative.

Overall, my designs are more human-centric, detail-oriented, and quality-oriented, as well as innovative and unique, compared to other designs in the same category, which gives my work a unique competitive advantage in the market.

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

In the next 5 to 10 years, the design industry will continue to be digitalised and technologically innovative, with a focus on sustainability and environmental awareness, as well as personalisation and customisation. Cross-border cooperation and international development will also be strengthened. Designers need to continuously learn and innovate to adapt to change and achieve their personal and professional development goals.

17What advice do you have for aspiring designers who want to create award-winning designs?

New designers need to continue to learn and explore, dare to innovate and experiment, pay attention to details, and understand customer needs while maintaining persistence and patience to continuously improve their design ability and level.

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

People who want to improve their skills in the design industry can learn and improve their skills through various resources, such as designing professional websites and communities, and design books and magazines, and continue to practise and improve to become a better designer.

19Tell us something you have never told anyone else.

Every time I make a decision, I start making a list of all the possible options and then carefully consider the pros and cons of each one to figure out which one works best, although it may seem a bit awkward at times. The reason I stick with it is that I believe that every effort is worth it and that they are my first step towards success.

20Who has inspired you in your life and why?

By experiencing the bits and pieces of life with my heart, I discovered the infinite possibilities of design. It makes me more sensitive and creative, and I can translate these experiences into inspiration and creativity in my design.

21What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?

Understand customer needs, pay attention to details, and have the courage to innovate and experiment.

22Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?

I look forward to sharing my experience with more designers to make progress and grow together. Thank you for this interview opportunity, and look forward to the next exhibition.

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