Interview with designer Anita Huang (AH), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Less Is a Bore Interior Design, Residential.

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Interview with Anita Huang at Friday 22nd of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
AH : The stacking of wooden box, non-standard living room presentation and the concept of connecting all vital functions by the kitchen island overthrow the traditional stereotype framework and functions.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
AH : Using complex and diverse dimension of consideration to meet the lifestyle needed for a family of four.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
AH : Complete customer satisfaction.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
AH : 10 months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
AH : The room that gathers family relation is not necessarily the standard living room or the traditional requirement of room for sofa, table and chair.

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?
AH : No.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
AH : The spotlight of the design is the large massage bathroom located in the center of the house with the best lighting at home.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
AH : The famous Japanese architecture Sou Fujimoto.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
AH : Family.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
AH : I believe the movement and spatial allocation that overthrows the convention distinguishes my work from other designers.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
AH : “Less is a bore” is a theory proposed by American architect, Robert Venturi. He advocates for an attitude corresponding to culture in life with architectural structure, establishing new aesthetics and entertainment.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
AH : artificial stone, steel piece and mirror

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
AH : The special feature of the work is the connection between real wood and different materials (artificial stone, steel piece and mirror).

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
AH : Co-workers from company.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
AH : No.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
AH : No.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
AH : One big challenge in the design process is to overcome the aesthetics in linear shapes with implementation taking consideration of both storage and function.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
AH : The reason that impelled me to apply for award is that I believe this work owns a completely different concept and design idea than the average stereotype of family space.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
AH : No.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
AH : No.