Interview with designer Tie zhu Wu (TW), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Balance Air Purifier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interview with Tie zhu Wu at Thursday 21st of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
TW : In China, from 2012, the haze become a topic of concern for most in life. Haze raging seriously affected the people's life and health. Blue Sky disappeared, got us into a deep thought, is our own way of breaking of the harmonious environment. Harmony means the balance between all things, breaking the balance, people are facing disaster. So as to balance for the idea, thinking about the design.Everything on earth comprises Yin and Yang (two kinds of opposite “qi” in traditional Chinese culture), which integrate with each other to form a new qi called "He" , In Chinese the " He" mean balance and harmony.. So our design was taken from <Lao zi> ..The balance is form products complement each other to create a balanced, harmonious appearance.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
TW : Industrial design.Through metaphor to express the importance of balance between man and nature

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
TW : A month

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
TW : This design was 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?
TW : The design is being produced.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
TW : Anyone who wants to improve living space air

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
TW : Unique appearance Unique ways of filtering Good control mode

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
TW : Harmony means the balance between all things, breaking the balance, people are facing disaster. So as to balance for the idea, thinking about the design.Everything on earth comprises Yin and Yang (two kinds of opposite “qi” in traditional Chinese culture), which integrate with each other to form a new qi called "He" , In Chinese the " He" mean balance and harmony.. So our design was taken from <Lao zi> ..The balance is form products complement each other to create a balanced, harmonious appearance.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
TW : Unique appearance Unique ways of filtering Good control mode

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
TW : Structural design engineer

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
TW : Technology is a core foundation

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
TW : make the design to achieve the desired purification performance.We did a lot of tests.When tested did not meet expectations, we need to make adjustments on the appearance or structure

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
TW : Coordination between the different professionals