Interview with Xiao Huan, Sense Home, China

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Xiao Huan

Xiao Huan is an interior designer that likes functional and beautiful designs that enable people to have a better life experience.

Interview with the 2021 MUSE Design Awards Winner - Xiao Huan

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

I am a designer from Sense Home. I have worked in the design industry for 9 years and have won many design awards. My design categories mainly include residential apartments and villas.

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

Because art is closely related to life, I like to discover the beautiful things around me, and I also want to make others feel good through my own creation.

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

I am a soft decoration designer of Sense Home. Sense Home is based in Chengdu, focusing on the construction of private residences, and has a group of senior design teams with professional design capabilities and advanced aesthetic vision. Sense Home takes the "three goods": good design, good delivery, and good service as the basic tenet of enterprise survival and progress. With the value of "being good for life" as the guide, it advocates leading customers to feel the infinite possibilities of home.

4What does “design” mean to you?

For me, Design means creating beautiful things.

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

The home design that I like is both functional and beautiful, because the design is to enable people to have a better life experience, so first of all, we must consider the needs of the occupants in life, and secondly goes to the aesthetics.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

A design that is both functional and beautiful.

7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.

My design style tends to be modern, which is based on the aesthetics and lifestyles of modern people.

8Tell us about your design process.

First, I will communicate with the client the design style she wants, and then I will conduct color testing, on-site room measurement and other steps, and then start to make the design plan. After several rounds of communication with the client, I will finally determine the design plan, and then start the construction.

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

Yes, it has a big impact. The city where I live and work is Chengdu. It is called the garden city at the foot of the snow-capped mountains, and it is also an Internet celebrity city that many people yearn for. There are diverse cultures, rich cuisines, and long historical stories. The people born in this city are more likely to accept new things. They enjoy the joy of life and like to be company with beautiful things. Under the influence of these factors, I was able to boldly add innovation to the design and combine the local culture to make the home design meet people's aesthetic needs.

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?

This award is of great significance to me and the team. The international award means that our work has been recognized internationally. It is a great encouragement to me and the team. This award inspires us to continue to work hard and continue to create better works.

11Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2021 MUSE Design Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?

The work of "Ran Qing" intends to illuminate life and carry the emotional interaction of the occupants through every unique detail in the design space. Let people find a pure land in the fast-paced urban drums, and slowly clear up the mood and life under careful and slow tasting.

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

The awards have encouraged me to continue to create more outstanding works.

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

1. Be able to use creativity to create new design works

2. Be able to appreciate the works of many excellent designers

3.Be able to create a happy home for customers, with a sense of accomplishment in my heart

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

China has a history of 5,000 years, and there have been many outstanding architectural monuments since its early days, and those are stunning design works that will make future generations stunned. Now more and more designers are absorbing the essence of Chinese design, incorporating Chinese elements into the design, and creating unique works.

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

In the future, the design industry will continue to develop vigorously, and more and more outstanding designers will emerge.

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

As long as you work hard to move towards your goal and keep learning and accumulating, you will surely be able to achieve your goal.

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

Look at different works, constantly thinking, take its essence to discard its dross.

18Tell us something you have never told anyone else.

In life, my family has given me a lot of inspiration. After setting up my own small family, I will pay more attention to the practicality of interior design, and will apply it to my design works based on my own personal experience to bring customers a better living experience.

19Who has inspired you in your life and why?

Persistence and continuous learning are the key to success.

Winning Entries

FUDI SING | 2020

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Sense Home

Sense Home is an award-winning interior design studio based in China.