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Mingzhi Wang

Mingzhi’s creativity allows him to combine both zen aesthetics and the element of surprise together, creating great looking visuals in the process.

Interview with the 2021 MUSE Design Awards Winner - Mingzhi Wang

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

Wang Mingzhi, male, associate professor, has worked for 12 years, specializing in the integration of East Asian traditional aesthetics and modern design

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

Because of personal interests.

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

Registered in 2012 to establish a personal studio, we mainly aim at the private housing market, with pure design businesses being accounted higher.

4What does “design” mean to you?

graphic Rubik's cube game that can realize its own creativity and customers' wishes.

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

Favorite masters are Kuma Yengo and BAWA, because they can well reflect the integration of local culture and modernity.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

There is a designer's personal aesthetic logic, modern design, and at the same time can meet the main functional needs of the owner.

7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.

A modern style design that combines Zen aesthetics and the element of surprise.

8Tell us about your design process.

The first step is to communicate deeply with the owner to understand the owner's residential population, use demand, aesthetic tendency, and sign the design contract.

The second step is to investigate the site, analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the site, and devise an improvement plan.

The third step is to design the plane layout drawing, and communicate with the owner to confirm.

The fourth step is to design the scheme through sketches and make effect drawings.

The fifth step is to draw construction drawings; finally, to cooperate with the on-site construction follow-up.

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

It has a great influence. Chinese traditional aesthetics has a tradition of attaching importance to freehand brushwork and a very characteristic abstract aesthetics.

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?

We hope this increases the exposure of our firm.

11What was the biggest challenge with this project?

Convince the owner to believe me, promote the design plan to the ground, and overcome the interlude in the construction process.

12How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?

If there is exposure, it will gradually attract actual clients.

13What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?

Design the plan, get the reward, and the plan can be presented perfectly.

14What makes your country specifically, unique in the design industry?

Traditionally, Chinese aesthetics attaches importance to the spirit of freehand brushwork, which is very modern, but the Chinese market does not respect creative labor, and the work of most designers will find it difficult to be fully respected by the market.

15Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?

It will get better and better, and the market will recognize intelligent labor more and more as well.

16If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Design Awards submitter, what advice would you give them?

Try to improve yourself and be patient.

17What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the design industry?

Experience sharing and exchange.

18Who has inspired you in your life and why?

Communicate with designers, design websites and travel. You can gain the experience of others and avoid detours.

19What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?

Hobbies drive me to spend a lot of time studying and improving myself.

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Interview with Mingzhi Wang, Meiji Space Design, China

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