Interview with FanYu Tseng of Medi-Muse Design CORP.

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FanYu Tseng

FanYu Tseng specializes in furniture, commercial spaces, and homes, leading an interior design firm. His love for art and design drives him to create beautiful, functional spaces that enhance lives and surroundings.

Interview With The 2023 MUSE Design Awards Winner – FanYu Tseng

1Please give us a brief bio of yourself and your design background.
I'm FanYu Tseng, and my expertise encompasses furniture design, commercial spaces, and private residences. Presently, I head an interior design and creative firm.
2What made you become/why did you choose to become a designer/artist?
I have always been passionate about art and design and believe in the power of art and design to improve people's lives and the environment. This belief drove my choice to become a designer in order to create beautiful, functional and meaningful spaces.
3Tell us more about your business/company, job profile, and what you do.
Medi-Muse Design CORP. is a design company with a passion for crafting one-of-a-kind interior designs and artistry. We work on everything from commercial shops to private residences. Our mission is to provide our clients with top-notch design solutions and bring their dreams to life.
4What does “design” mean to you?
For me, design represents the perfect combination of creativity, functionality and aesthetics. It is an art form that improves people's lives in unique ways, creating comfortable and pleasing environments.
5What’s your favorite kind of design and why?
The design style that inspires me and is a personal favorite of mine is Bauhaus. The reason why I like it is that it can extend the discussion of the form of beauty based on the premise of simplicity and functionality.
6To you, what makes a “good” design?
A good design should be innovative, functional and aesthetically valuable. It should enhance the quality of life of the homeowner while providing a pleasant visual and sensory experience.
7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.
My design style is based on Bauhaus and presented in an easy-to-understand way, which is what everyone is accustomed to calling modern style. Its main features include calm color selection, functional design, and personalized material color matching after solving practical use problems.
8Tell us about your design process.
My design process begins with a deep understanding of the client's needs and desires. We then research and ideate, develop designs, and work with clients on feedback. Finally, we realize the design, ensuring that every detail is to a high standard.
9Do you think your country and its cultural heritage has an impact on your design process?
In my country, where different cultures come together, I find that I am very receptive to the combination of ideas and cultures. It gives me a wealth of inspiration and presents me with a unique way of looking at my designs. Plus, it affects the materials, colors, and styles I choose for my work.
10Congratulations! As the winner of the 2023 MUSE Design Awards, what does it mean to you and your company and team to receive this award distinction?
This is a great honor and it means a lot to our team! It proves that our efforts and talents are recognized and inspires us to continue striving for design excellence.
11Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2023 MUSE Design Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?
I participated in the 2023 MUSE Design Awards with this simple interior design work and won the Gold Award (Interior Design - Residential) and Silver Award (Interior Design - Living Spaces). I chose to participate in this program because I believe it provides a great opportunity to showcase innovative designs and network with my peers.
12What was the biggest challenge with this project?
The biggest challenge of this project is to be different from previous traditional design experiences and to consider the lifestyle derived from different ideas. We overcame these challenges to make the project a success story!
13How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?
Winning the award has been a game-changer for my career. It's boosted my visibility and brought in a slew of exciting projects and clients. Plus, it keeps us inspired to keep aiming for the best.
14What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?
Three of my favorite things about our industry are the endless possibilities of creativity, being able to improve the environments in which people live and work, and collaborating with versatile peers.
15What makes your country specifically, unique in the design industry?
What makes my country unique in the design industry is our rich cultural heritage and diverse artistic styles that enrich our designs and make them unique.
16Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?
The design industry will pay more attention to sustainability and the application of innovative technologies to meet changing needs and challenges.
17If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Design Awards submitter, what advice would you give them?
My advice to anyone about to enter the industry is to keep pursuing your passion and creativity, keep learning and challenging yourself, and make valuable connections with your peers.
18What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the design industry?
I would recommend that people who want to improve their skills in the design industry attend relevant workshops, online courses and design exhibitions, and read relevant design books and magazines.
19Tell us something you have never told anyone else.
I often experience hotels, cafes and traditional restaurants in different cities, which are all manifestations of local life experience. It can constantly update our perspective and experience of life.
20Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Every owner I work with has lead me to discover different lifestyles and visual perspectives!
21What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
The keys to success are persistence, creativity and continuous learning. The wisdom I want to share is never stop chasing your dreams and believe in your abilities.
22Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?
I want to emphasize the power of design, which can shape our lives and environments. Our design work is about making the world a better place, and we will continue to work hard to make it happen.

Winning Entry

Tranquility of Flow | 2023

Tranquility of Flow | MUSE Design Awards

"Tranquility of Flow: Integrating Minimalism into Interior Design to Evoke Tranquility and Flow". The core essence …
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FanYu Tseng

FanYu Tseng specializes in furniture, commercial spaces, and homes, leading an interior design firm. His love for art and design drives him to create beautiful, functional spaces that enhance lives and surroundings.

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