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Yu-Shan Liu

Inspired by Yu-Shan Liu's parents, seasoned interior designers with more than thirty years of expertise in residential interior design, he chose to emulate their path and become part of their professional journey.

Interview With The 2023 MUSE Design Awards Winner – Yu-Shan Liu

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

Following the conclusion of my short-term position in the United States and completing my Master's in interior design, I joined my parents in their company. In this role, my responsibilities include producing both renders and technical drawings, conducting measurements and surveys, and interacting with clients.

Over the years, working alongside them has been instrumental in honing a spectrum of both soft and hard skills, shaping me into a well-rounded professional in the field.

2What made you become/why did you choose to become a designer/artist?
Motivated by my parents who are professional interior designers with over three decades of experience specializing in residential interior design, I decided to follow in their footsteps and join them in their professional endeavors.
3Tell us more about your business/company, job profile, and what you do.
Specializing in both residential and commercial space design, our company distinguishes itself through meticulous attention to detail. We pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled creativity, rigorous design, and exceptional services to our clients.
4What does “design” mean to you?
Design is the art of crafting something that goes beyond mere functionality, extending into the realm of aesthetic delight. A successful design achieves a harmonious balance between form and function, fundamentally transforming the daily lives of individuals.
5To you, what makes a “good” design?
A quality design enhances the human experience, leaving a positive impact on lives. It is characterized by the seamless blend of aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency, fulfilling its intended purpose for the client. In my view, the true measure of a successful design lies not only in accolades but in the effective resolution of the client's challenges or needs.
6Tell us about your design process.

Following a thorough site visit, our design journey commenced with the collection of inspirational images and the formulation of zonal plans. Collaborating closely with our clients, we finalized a floor plan, which served as the foundation for crafting a 3D model using tools like Sketchup or 3ds Max for rendering.

With client approval of the visual concepts, our focus shifted to the meticulous creation of detailed technical drawings essential for the construction phase.

7Do you think your country and its cultural heritage has an impact on your design process?
While there may be variations, I believe the design process in interior design generally follows a standard framework across different projects no matter the country.
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?
Receiving recognition not only acknowledges the effort put into my work and that of my team but also instills confidence in our clients regarding our capabilities. It serves as validation that our dedication has yielded results, and it serves as a valuable avenue for promoting our business beyond word-of-mouth referrals from friends.
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?
I haven't come across many contemporary or modern residential interior design projects that extensively incorporate both decorative and practical uses of wood. I believe it's worthwhile to showcase this distinctive project to the public.
10What was the biggest challenge with this project?
Creating a space that seamlessly integrates wood elements while maintaining a modern and uncluttered style is quite challenging. We had to exercise caution to avoid it resembling a Japanese restaurant.
11How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?
Winning the award not only unlocks doors to new opportunities for partnerships and collaborations but also enables both myself and the company to broaden our network. Furthermore, the recognition from winning the award boosts my confidence in the quality of my design work.
12Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My parents have been not only a source of unwavering support but also invaluable mentors in my life's journey.
13What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
Try your best and believe in yourself!

Winning Entries

The woody aroma of Cypress filled flat | 2023


The brief was simple, a space that contains “woods” while remaining modern uncluttered style. It is however not so easy when having a huge …
(Read more at MUSE Design Awards)

Zily Clubhouse | 2023


Situated in Taipei City, this renovated project breathes new life into a historic venue, once renowned as a popular restaurant, and reimagines it as an …
(Read more at MUSE Design Awards)

Yu-Shan Liu

Inspired by Yu-Shan Liu's parents, seasoned interior designers with more than thirty years of expertise in residential interior design, he chose to emulate their path and become part of their professional journey.

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