"Do not forget to invest in the original intention of design": One Work Design

Gong Yi Design, three designers, from left to right: Zhang Fengxiang (A Xiang), Wang Zhengxing (Xiao Bai), Yuan Yuyu (Xiaoyu). Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The interior design, in addition to the beautiful space atmosphere picture and beauty, is actually a career of both rationality and sensibility. I believe that everyone has a lot of curiosity and embarrassment about the work and life of interior designers. "Where does design inspiration come from?", "How does a design company that runs a designer in a team work?" "What are the core and design techniques that are important when dealing with different spaces?" and so on, this time by entering Taiwan.One Work DesignThe studio, talking with three host designers, listening to them and talking about design and design.

The design of the Yiyi design in Neihu is quite simple. Image Courtesy of One Work Design. 

The design of the Yiyi design in Neihu is quite simple. Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Gongyi Design was founded by three designers and friends, Wang Zhengxing (Xiaobai), Zhang Fengxiang (Axiang) and Yuan Yuyu (Xiaoyu). After years of industry nurturing, the three have accumulated rich experience and professionalism, and together with the vision and self-challenge in the design field, they built a young and professional team in 2014. After the establishment of the two-year expiration, Gongyi Design is not only a rising star in the industry, but also won many domestic and international awards under the hard work of three designers.

Image Courtesy of One Work Design. 

Image Courtesy of One Work Design. 

Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The strokes of "Work" are just three strokes, echoing the three designers, referring to the process of quenching the chain; there are many struggles and hardships in design, but it is an inevitable process, and only by enjoying this process can it be Experience a good design. "One" is not to forget the original intention; focus on one thing, and the three in the same direction. ——Work one design

When talking about the establishment opportunity, the original three people are each other's middle school and university students, working in the same industry, and of course they will also look at the work sites of each other's works, and then understand each other's intentions and strengths; "seeing the construction site is the most direct, seeing It is the process and details in the middle of the design. Through the different stages of non-final completion, we will know that we can't get together." Axiang explained. At that time, the three felt that the predecessors of the design companies in the market were relatively hard-working. They thought that the direction of the idea was quite the same after talking to each other. "If you can concentrate the power of the three people to decide things, there may be different. Maybe, the idea of ​​co-creating the studio was implemented.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

. Different from other design companies, the model of a single host designer, the three divisions and cooperation relationship?

noob:The three of us are independent units. It is less confusing for the owners to face a single responsible designer. Although independent, they are still relevant, care about each other's design, and discuss each other in the design process. Another advantage of this is that three people have their own sources, and the company's work will accumulate faster. The most important thing is to be able to discuss and communicate with each other. When you encounter difficulties or bottlenecks, you can vomit and bitterly. When you are happy, you can celebrate together and support each other. Of course, there will always be disagreements. The advantage of the three people is that they are not as easy to stalemate as one-on-one; assuming that the two have different opinions today, the third person can watch from another angle, and the current balance is maintained. Not bad. Everyone has different ideas about the company, but they are all good for the company. If there are different opinions, we do not regard it as an objection, but another voice. As with design, not everyone's answer must be right; the three people think together, we are sure that it is good, and then follow it.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.
Photography/ Manchi.

. How is the interior design usually done? What are the three aspects of the design work that are focused on?

Xiaoyu:In my case, I like to observe people. When you first meet the owner, you will observe the style of the other person's dress, the impression of the person, the impression of the person, and even the car he drives, which helps to understand this person faster. Facing different people with different coping styles is a very fun challenge. I myself first cut in from the direction of "people". The interior design itself is tailor-made. Not everyone uses the same module. It is tailored to the needs of a "person". Of course, like function and so on must be considered, but I pay more attention to communication with people, I hope that the final work can reflect the personality of the owner. I will first mention a plan that I think is the best, and I also think about the other 2 or 3 plans. If the owner feels that the first one is not good, then I will directly modify the plan at the meeting, propose other plans, and also show the design. The adaptability of the division.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

noob:As Xiaoyu said, it is necessary to listen to the needs of the owners and react to the design. In addition to "people", I pay more attention to the use of internal architecture to design. A building covered in an area must take into account the environment, such as regulations, traffic around, etc.; and interior design is also a certain immutable element of the space itself. Since the owner chose this house, I hope that the design and the house are tailored to the local conditions. The extension of the design is related to the condition of the house itself.

I like to use the construction method. After all, the design requirements in the space (like the living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc.) are set close, but if some methods can enlarge the space scale - like some space walls pass through The transition or thickness treatment, or the relationship of the axes, can make the characteristics of the house itself develop. Each of these cases is different, and I spend a lot of time looking at the original floor plan of the building; although the methods are similar, they are all operated according to the conditions of each space.

Residential workbetween". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Residential workbetween". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Residential workBetween the two, the color of the material suggests that a continuous series of heaven and earth walls will increase the design sensitivity and also guide the moving line connection, and the tension expression of the space itself can be presented without excessive decoration.Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The residential work is "between". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The residential work is "between". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The residential work "between" and the color of the material suggests that the continuous connection of the heaven and earth walls will increase the design sensitivity and also guide the moving line connection, and the tension expression of the space itself can be presented without excessive decoration. Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

A Xiang:Compared with the two of them, my approach is more inclined to take the requirements of the owners as the main axis, and then use their own way to interpret. When they faced the owners, they were more tougher than I was in designing. And each person's personality traits are different, sometimes facing the owner of self-authenticity and self-confidence, it is not feasible. I will first look at aesthetics from the perspective of the other party. Although the communication process will inevitably collide, but first provide a solution according to the owner's thoughts, and also provide another solution for thinking about changes. At the same time, there is no problem with the adoption of the plan; if the plan is not passed, it will also know the most important focus and irreversible bottom line.

Sometimes I will mention two completely different plane configurations. One is to first satisfy the owner's imagination of the space, and on the other hand, to propose a solution that I think is better. In my experience, the owner usually thinks that my plan is good. Maybe in the end, it is the adjustment between the two programs. The ones that can be added are also designed and transformed. These may be hard but also fun. part.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

noob:A Xiang is better at using design techniques to solve problems, such as he has more variable things; for example, "turning the table" design, or using sliding doors to make adjustments or changes, this aspect is relatively close to Xiaoyu. less. Or when he designs the lighting store, he will consider designing some clips, so that the clerk can easily change the replacement movement and display of the lamps, and use the owner's usability to design, and I prefer to use the relationship between the bodies.

Space furniture works "turning the table".Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The space furniture works "turn the table". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

. For the design industry that requires a lot of creativity, the inspiration seems to be met and not available. Please share your source of inspiration.

noob:I saw a lot of images in the early days, or looked at other people's works while traveling, but the recent big change in the past six months is that we started to have some discussion. Although I look at a lot of images when I am designing, most of them are still following their own habits; but the same image of different people will have different interpretations, and the impact will be even greater after discussion. Each case develops to any stage, and as long as they have the opportunity to give small opinions to each other, they will extend different ideas and may become a new source of inspiration.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.
Photography/ Manchi.

A Xiang:I read a lot of books, of course, I also look at image, but I am used to imagining patterns from books and texts in design. There is no image in the text, and by reading the author's ideas, an idea arises – this idea may not be so straightforward, and it may be necessary to use the previous ideas to fuse it together before there is a way to come up with something. The advantage of reading text is that when I look at the same thing, the things I think of will be different, and on the other hand, they are not limited. Relatively hard, reading materials are often not immediately available at hand, and must be cumulatively stacked. Therefore, I also develop the habit of reading notes while reading a book or drawing ideas on the side; now I feel that it is convenient to make a mark on the page, and then directly open the place with the corner mark, you can quickly browse and review the previous one. Analytical or focused.

In the pre-history of the design of a large book on the wall, many of them came from the collection of Axiang. Photography/ Manchi.

Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Photography/ Manchi.
In the pre-history of the design of a large book on the wall, many of them came from the collection of Axiang. Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Xiaoyu:Interior design is different from artistic creation. It is a very rational industry. For me, there is relatively little extraterrestrial experience or a flash of experience. In the process of designing, as I said before, I like to observe the owner first, and then imagine what the owner's home might look like. To design the living room, maybe I will draw the TV wall first, although I still don't know what the TV wall will look like at the end; this process may be a bit like sculpture - a stone in front of the eye, first draw the shape, then slow Slowly engrave slowly, engrave it, and find some interesting things in the process of engraving. Like the TV wall, when it is modeling, it may be related to this building structure, I can make it to some extent. This design approach is closer to the concept of a "plastic". There is a big thing first, then slowly shrink and shrink, and make it look like I want. When I am not inspired, I usually go to do other things first, and I don't want to work at all. If you don't want it at all, you may suddenly have a new idea at some point, or you can sleep and look at it the next day, and you can continue to pinch it down.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

. No designWhat are you doing?

Xiaoyu:In fact, most designers don't seem to have their own lives. We design our clients' homes very beautifully, but our homes may be the same as pigs, because there is no extra effort to rectify them (laughs). Designers are usually very busy, have a lot of trivia, often work late to work late, or they may not have time to live a good life. But the irony is that the designer is a career that needs life very much. It must be experienced before he can know what the main business is and know what is good.

I like shopping very much. If I have time, I will go to the street to see it. Maybe I will go to the department store to see something new. Like we went to Japan before, Axiang likes to visit art galleries, and I like to go to department stores; I like to watch some fast things, see what I see and remember soon. If you work late, you may not go home immediately, but enjoy a few hours around you to enjoy your time alone. Even if you go back to your home and take a shower, you won't sleep right away. Maybe watch a movie or a glass of red wine and get along with yourself. Designers need to be in constant contact with people, whether they are owners, workshops, colleagues or manufacturers, they need a lot of conversation, so a quiet time to settle the air is necessary for me.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.
Photography/ Manchi.

noob:Because I really enjoy the "design", and the other half of my own is also doing interior design, so there is very little time for not designing. When I go home and see good design on TV, I will discuss each other. Design and life are basically Overlap together. But because the work is being designed, I hope that I will not discuss the work after I go home. Now, the work desks that I originally had at home have been changed to bring clothes, and the home is designed by myself. It is a space that I like very much, so now when I get home, I relax on the sofa. I also like to know friends who are designing. Most of my friends are also involved in design, and there will be some intersections or gatherings. A lot of work design fatigue comes from the head, even if the body rests on the head or is still turning, when the real relaxation is to solve the problem. So I really like to chat with my friends. If you have inspiration through chat, you can solve the problem and you can relax.

A Xiang:Most of the time when I am not working is to accompany my family and read books. Usually it is really busy, there may be weekends, although there may be one day and a half of work overtime on Saturdays, the rest of the weekend is usually back home. Occasionally stealing to the izakaya to relax alone, watching the movie. I think the best time to read is to go to the work place in the morning and come back to the company. The help is really big! Maybe spend an hour at the coffee shop to read the book to adjust the mood, maybe there are new stimuli, new ideas, you can start designing after returning to the company, and also have a short break.

Photography/ Manchi.

Photography/ Manchi.

.Have you ever been deeply impressed by interior design?

A Xiang:There is an unforgettable case that I call "the master of aesthetics." For the first time, I met the owner’s own chair and came to the site from morning to night. The owner insisted that many of the work methods also broke through because of his persistence. For example, he insists on the beauty plate, but the beautiful plate is difficult to close, and the application is not affected. This is a big test. This kind of persistence comes from his previous decoration. His experience and thoughts are that the paint is beautiful but easy to hurt; he doesn't want veneer because he used a lot of veneer in his former home, he wants different things, and hopes to white. Black is the main one. It is quite interesting to supervise him with him. He also had experience in decorating before, so he can understand it. He is a very impressive owner.

Xiaoyu:I am the first case of my own work. When the owner first met, he showed me the plan of his painting. He had already thought about it all. What is even more amazing is that he painted it in Word. In the past, I would say that my thoughts were stronger. But he was the only owner I could not change, so I felt quite frustrated after the meeting twice. Usually, other owners will use my plan after meeting twice. The owner will think about it when he communicates with him, but after he returns home, he uploads a message saying that he still feels the original plan. better". After going back and forth two or three times, I felt relatively hard and frustrated in communication. At that time, I thought "Is it right to follow the owner's idea?" Later he found that he was very concerned about his own affairs. I changed my mind and thought that if I had a sum of money at this age, I finally had the courage to buy a house, and of course I would have a lot of ideas about the house. Later, I changed my mind and stood in the other side's position. I don't have to do it completely according to my own ideas. It was very hard at first, and there was a lot of pull between the two at first, but the general direction of the design was dominated by him, and I helped him adjust the details.

The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Like the pattern of a small suite, the general concept is that the stairs after entering the door must be hidden somewhere and then go upstairs; but he has different ideas, and he hopes that the stairs will become a very distinctive theme, and that the stairs are something that cannot be hidden. It is better to let it show it. This idea was difficult to accept at the beginning. After several attempts, I felt that my homework was how to beautify it. The process was a bit like tug-of-war. In addition, he pays attention to the details, such as the wooden floor iron parts to be inclined, the proportion of the care, etc., the construction process is relatively hard. With the change of self-concept and mentality, the pressure of pulling and resisting has turned into a desire to help the owners solve problems, and to translate their concepts into practice, and all the states have become clear. The results of the final presentation are very satisfactory to the owners. I feel good about myself and it is an unforgettable experience!

The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The residential work "Mini Space Free Plane". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

noob:I was impressed that the middle school classmates and girlfriends had to open a barber shop. After calculating the cost of mechanical equipment, the budget was really low. We applied some new materials under the constraints of budget and budget. I found a round paper tube about four meters long, which is relatively inexpensive. Cut a round paper tube and cut the whole bread. The ceiling and some cloths are interlaced, and the layers are like the effect of cutting the sea (laugh). Although the material is simple, the visual effect is in line with the spatial spindle tonality and novelty, which is a rare experience. Later, this case was also shortlisted for TID (Taiwan Interior Design Award). I like it very much, and I also realize that sometimes there are limited conditions, but there will be unexpectedly good results.

The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
The commercial space works "cut layer color". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

. What is the most important element in your "space"?

A Xiang:My main axis still falls on "people." If I live in the space I live in, I value the restaurant most, because the restaurant can do anything. In the living room, most of them can only watch TV, but a table in the restaurant can carry various activities of the family; like working on the table, the children do homework or watch the tablet, draw pictures, etc., of course, the interactive moment of the meal chat It also happens on the table.

noob:I am more concerned about "relationships". This is a principle that I am difficult to change in design. If there is already a division here, there will be no division next to it. There must be some correlation between them, or the same material does not do two. Different kinds of divisions. Alignment of the axis or vertical level, a certain ratio, etc., I don't even like the composition of the photo. Maybe I am a little obsessive (laugh). Of course, this is also limited, and I am currently trying to strengthen or transform this part. In addition, starting from the user and the space, first understand why the owner chose this house - for example, maybe the owner likes the lighting of the space, or where it is, etc.; and I will adapt to strengthen these parts when designing. .

The residential work "between the reflections." Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

The residential work "between the reflections." Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Xiaoyu:What I value is the picture. I will imagine when designing. For example, if there is a corridor or a porch in a typical house, I would like to "What is the first picture I saw when I opened it?" or "Where is the picture that stands in the porch?" The feeling of an instant picture. So when painting the facade or 3D, my lens is usually a positive angle, looking at the picture from the perspective of the person in space. Most of the general space pattern may come out of the master bedroom, through a corridor to the living room; and I will think about it. After opening the door of the master bedroom and turning it out to face the living room, what does the living room look like from the corridor? So when the lens is in the living room, I might arrange the cabinet or the feeling of the end view; etc.; the placement of such a picture is an element of great attention in my design.

Commercial space work "W Space". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Commercial space work "W Space". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Commercial space work "W Space". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.
Commercial space work "W Space". Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

. Finally, please share the next project with us.

A Xiang:Recently, we feel that each other's design cases should involve each other more. At first, I was a little afraid of touching the other party's case. After all, everyone has their own ideas, but after this time, they will feel that such interaction is just fine.

noob:After learning each other, it is good to learn from each other. There are still many things that I want to do, and I don't reject all kinds of possibilities. Like the previous Milan Furniture Fair sharing meeting, we will continue to do it again, depending on the theme and time. In addition, perhaps through industry forums or academics, you will have the opportunity to share with you. At that time, I hope that you can come up with different ideas and discuss them together.

Take a photo after the end of the course “Study on Space 3.0”. Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Take a photo after the end of the course “Study on Space 3.0”. Image Courtesy of One Work Design.

Interior designers not only have to constantly pursue self-breakthrough, but also need support and assistance from owners, manufacturers and workshops to achieve a good work. In addition to the need to have good communication skills, the implementation of the design from the implementation of the implementation is of course indispensable, in fact, the rational and emotional needs, both mental and physical are highly consumed occupations. And everyone in their own choice of industry, there are always outsiders who seem to be cumbersome and cumbersome and labor-intensive. We hope that on the road of self-selection, we can "don't forget the original intention and enjoy the process of quenching the chain", insist and be beautiful.

Interview Photography/ Manchi.
The picture of the work provides: One Work Design.

 

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