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Yu Da Wang

Yu creates compatible designs that livens the spaces up, while also allowing it to harmonize with existing nature as well.

Interview with the 2021 MUSE Design Awards Winner - Yu Da Wang

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

I majored in graphic design.

Occasionally, I saw the “Notre-Dame-du-Haut “ / Le Corbusier, the diversification of light and shadow made me fascinated deeply.

From then on, I majored in architecture. That inspired my path towards design.

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

Achieving to create everyone’s dream house made me to be a designer.

Being a designer, I am able to accomplish everyone’s dream house.

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

Residential spaces, hotels, and offices are mainly our business model.

4What does “design” mean to you?

People in the space, feeling stabilized, comfortable and happy; that is design.

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

We are both part of the nature, integrating into nature and complementary to each other, which forms the design I prefer.

6To you, what makes a “good” design?

Making a space happy, compatible, harmony, and co-exist with nature.

7Describe your design style and its main characteristics.

Exquisite design be added in aesthetics of everyday life, creating a appropriate space.

8Tell us about your design process.

The styles that clients demand will need to be comprehended sufficiently by us.

Then, we finding the fittest imagery out and blend in space to create unique style of the space.

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

Open learning makes our thought commodious to be more creative.

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?

Winning the prize means our design group can earn recognition for ourselves.

It made us more steadfast and stand firm, no matter what, it’s a sweet result for our company and clients.

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?

We design with a free expression as our clients trust us.

The hotel is a large account for us, as we can also add new ideas in this case.

We also wanted to confirm if the style and orientation was right or not by participating.

After winning the award, that makes positive influences for clients, especially for our development in the future.

12What was the biggest challenge with this project?

Space of the first floor, there’s so many possibility in the square pattern.

Combining design tension with space flow is a big challenge.

In addition, the project budget is a challenge.

The most pleasing thing is that achieved the goal of project budget, space flow and design tension with client’s expectation.

13How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?

After winning the award, it positively affects the development of our company.

We have more believe to get over and implement the challenge in the future.

14What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?

Person-to-person communication, design creations, design fully expressions; those are my favorite things about our industry.

15What makes your country specifically, unique in the design industry?

Break away from old thought patterns and keep on constructing new ideas for new times could make so many fascinating works done.

16Where do you see the evolution of design industry going over the next 5-10 years?

I think design is making the person comfortable, just like in mother’s arms.

People that stays in the space could feel safe, calm, and relaxed.

Design could be in a humble style approach in nature and people-oriented.

17If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Design Awards submitter, what advice would you give them?

Have a great passion for design and be persistent.

18Who has inspired you in your life and why?

I should say that the public, their little bits of life, needs and dreams, are the origin of our design, I want to give everyone that is warm and unique living space.

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

Sense the variety of nature from season to season and it will give you directions.

Live with your heart and it will bring good prospect to the space.

20Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?

Thank you for this honor. I will lead my team to move forward.

Winning Entries

The Oriental Pearl | 2021

The Oriental Pearl | MUSE Design Awards

This design project is located at the area of new town in Vietnam, a hotel that combines leisure and business. The first floor has a height of...
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Gerzhi Interior Design

Gerzhi Interior Design is an award-winning interior design studio based in China.