1Please give us a brief bio of yourself and your design background.
My name is Lin Chin Hsien and I am a skilled designer who seamlessly incorporates ink design and display art into my projects, ranging from graphic commercial design to three-dimensional spatial planning. I stay true to interior decoration while implementing the philosophy of "life is art", resulting in a visually stunning and refreshing spatial experience for my clients.
2What made you become/why did you choose to become a designer/artist?
Since childhood, I've taken pleasure in Chinese ink painting, finding joy in the act of creating something from the ground up. Taking on the designer path was something I found to be natural to me.
3Tell us more about your business/company, job profile, and what you do.
I have been actively involved in the commercial space industry for over a decade since establishing my business in 1997. What sets me apart from others is my ability to create a unique and personalized space theme based on the owner's vision and requirements.
This is achieved through thorough negotiations with each owner, followed by detailed design and planning in line with the chosen theme.
4What does “design” mean to you?
Design is the art of enhancing the way we live - it is the art of improving our lifestyles.
5What’s your favorite kind of design and why?
I have a profound admiration for China's rich cultural heritage and have a preference for the contemporary and minimalist Chinese aesthetic.
6To you, what makes a “good” design?
What constitutes as a good design to me, must fit the user's cultural story and usage needs.
7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.
I have the capability to design a customized storytelling environment in a variety of styles, encompassing modern Chinese, Japanese, French, and European aesthetics.
8Congratulations! 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?
I was overjoyed when the news reached me that I have won an award! Winning awards not only brings recognition and honor to our company but it also drives and nurture continuous improvement.
9Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2023 MUSE Design Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?
The customer for this interior design project is a prominent manufacturer of precision instruments, catering to clients in European and American markets.
10What was the biggest challenge with this project?
The biggest challenge I had to tackle was the need to create a unique and noticeable company image while also ensuring a quick construction process.
11How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?
I believe that any business that has won prestigious awards will earn the trust of its customers and it will also allow me to expand into the high-tech precision industry chain.
12What makes your country specifically, unique in the design industry?
In my country, diversity is a source of beauty, as it allows people and their unique creations to inspire happiness.
13Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?
In the age of AI's dominance in graphic design, artists must focus on crafting individualized work rooted in the humanities.
14If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Design Awards submitter, what advice would you give them?
I would strongly encourage for students to participate in international design awards like the MUSE Design Awards as this would provide exposure for both themselves and their designs.
15Tell us something you have never told anyone else.
I'm deeply honored to have won this award, especially considering it's my very first time entering an international design competition.
16Who has inspired you in your life and why?
The surrounding nature inspires me because the beauty of nature's ecology is unparalleled, especially when the sky reveals its full magnificence.
17What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
No matter what happens, I'm committed to giving it my all and working on myself.