Interview with designer Yu Wen Chiu (YC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Lohas Restaurant.

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Interview with Yu Wen Chiu at Monday 14th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
YC : relax,pleasure,nature

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
YC : several spaces for customers for choosing different feelings.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
YC : To make design better.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
YC : 20days

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
YC : this is commissioned.

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
YC : we sell our designs.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
YC : request from customer.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
YC : my company and family.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
YC : the new challeng

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
YC : we named it "yuan king"

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
YC : lohas, we think simple is better.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
YC : computers

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
YC : the feelings of the space.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
YC : our company's assistants.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
YC : an extension space.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
YC : from internet or the the press.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
YC : we have to finished the design within 1 month.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
YC : this is a special design,which is different from other restaurant in Taiwan.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
YC : we learn and improve all the time,not just during the designing of this work.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
YC : every thing is good.