Interview with designer SHANWEI WENG (SW), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Black Cant System Fashion Store.

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Interview with SHANWEI WENG at Thursday 21st of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
SW : Space can be written.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
SW : To explore the relationship between writing and spaceSpace solutions, and materialsAnd the overall tone of the control.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
SW : Continue design.

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

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
SW : A direct feeling; Customer demand for function, we are creative according to the function.

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?
SW : We are responsible for the design, by the cooperation of the construction side (third party) execution.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
SW : Daily thinking, the feeling of the project itself; the status of the project itself, the state of the customer, the status of the space.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
SW : HEIKE products are black, we put the black as the main tone of space, melancholy and the future.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
SW : Designers, photographers, media practitioners, art teachers, fashion lovers, text workers, etc.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
SW : Black slope body piece of large cylinder overhead, accounting for a total area of about 50%, use of marble Space can be written, special materials, manual industrial sense, space unique solution.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
SW : A chance encounter, the concept of meaning: black, inclined plane, system, become the space visual tone.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
SW : SktchUP, Illustrator, CAD; Also, hand drawn, proofing, on-site modification, etc.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
SW : Discussion on writing and space design, concepts and materials.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
SW : We work together with the construction side to complete the project.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
SW : New materials: the use of marble powder;The low technology treatment of metal, hand rough metal surface,The manual sense of the future.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
SW : Our design is not affected by the data.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
SW : But we are trying to main material, proofing 10 several times, the metal part is also an intuitive judgment, it is our own to polish the small area of the metal, and then let the workers to determine the next step.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
SW : An attempt.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
SW : Each content.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
SW : No, thanks!