As Design Director, Wen Ching is a passionate interior designer who creates convenient, beautiful and comfortable living spaces for all to stay in.
My professional journey in interior design started when I was young and was passionate about creating intuitive living space through organizing furniture at my old home. It eventually became an obsession and led me to study architecture to become an interior designer. In the 1980's, the industry in Taiwan didn’t recognize interior design as a career option, and the architecture curriculum at the National Taipei University of Technology didn’t suit my interest. At 20 years old, I entered the industry as an entry-level architecture drafter, and the rest is history.
The catalyst that inspired me to become a designer was a gorgeous image of a residential space published in a Japanese interior design magazine. The minimalistic style, paired with a well-organized layout, had my eyes opened. It also made me realized that this—designing beautiful and useful spaces—can be my career. As I have spent more time organizing each family home over the years, my motivation never shifts away from perfecting the balance between aesthetics and lifestyle for the users.
LAVA Design is a design firm located in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. My responsibility includes communicating with every client, understanding their needs, discussing the potential of their future home, and develop an appropriate strategy. Because our firm is also specialized in designing residential, office, and commercial spaces, a large portion of my role also includes surprising and strategizing project directions
I really adore natural materials, especially the grains and the layers of any wood materials. Wood is a common material that features in most of the projects.
A “good” design should fulfill the client’s needs through understanding their lifestyle, while also leveraging their standard of life.
It is crucial to never repeat the same design and to always customize the elements based on every living space's characteristics.
Although every project is different in their own way, our team usually goes through a three-step process—identifying a theme, matching materials, and then establishing the rest of the details.
This winning award will continue to motivate our firm to continue striving for creativity and qualitative work. The recognition also will help to initiate future collaboration with potential clients.
Bathing Light | Gold
The original floor plan of this site was a long rectangular public space. It was challenged to maintain the visual balance of the interior space while incorporating individual sections such as the L-shape study room, the living room, and the dining room.
Weaving Light | Silver
The building was a sale center of the newly built residential project. Since it is a temporary structure locating in the older section of Hsinchu City, we were challenged to develop an elegant solution that harmonize the interior and exterior design with the surrounding environment.
The interior designers in Taiwan are passionate about developing their own personal taste, which has driven the industry to be competitive and creative.
As sustainability becomes not only a trend but a necessity in the contemporary world, green materials that decrease pollution and increase recyclability have become an interest for our firm to integrate into our work.
To be successful in life, we have to find where our passions are, and foster them to move forward.
Founded in 2001, Lava -design brings customized living spaces according to the client’s preferences and space conditions, emphasizing on the importance of complete storage functions.