Saturday, February 26, 2011

Xxx furniture shop can buy la...cheh

Saturday, February 26, 2011
It's such been couples of month did not update my blog...

What's make me feel like blogging again?
Firstly, Hehe..thanks to one of my client, who told me she actually read my blog..:).
Secondly, that's something which i really wish to share again about issue on id scope.heheh..issue..sound serious ah...hahaha but no right or wrong again, just a matter of discussion ..

That day, come across this discussion with friend who is also a designer. He told me that, one of his client complaint this to him

" ai yoh, overall the design u proposed for my house le.. me and my husband quite like it la...but hor..my study room! Ai yah...the thing u proposed, i able to buy off the rack from xxx furniture shop la! What for i pay u to design my study room leh...." said client A.


It's pop up in my mind...and i begin to question myself..what is a interior designer role?
A) We are not a furniture maker neither a furniture designer.

Then , you might question then? What is your role ? Aren't u design kitchen cabinet? Wardrobe? Like what kitchen speciallist did? Aren't they call themselves designer too?
Yes, we design kitchen cabinet, but we design it as whole; flooring to ceiling to wall to lighting every single detail; but not only design kitchen cabinet and put in the space that you have.

Again, to me no right or wrong..but there is something which i wish to again emphasize here, what is a interior designer role.

As refer to the web defination source from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interior_design

Interior design is a multi–faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.
The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the project goals.[1]


To build a interior environment- meaning, the entire interior but not A piece of furniture.

In a more simple word - designer task is to create the comfortable ambience for the user.

Therefore, it is not a neccesity to customade everything when you can purchase a suitable item from the furniture shop (which is probably 50% or even 100% cheaper compare to customade) yet, the entire interior remain as per the concept that fit owner preference and expectation. No right or wrong, but something to look at.

In conclusion i wish to emphasize on a designer role.
Please forgive us, we are interior designer...or probably this group of designers are not a good businessman. We don't know how to maximize our profit margin ( or don't wish to) by convince our client blindly spend unneccesary money to customade every single item(in respect to their expectation).
We are just a simple designer who focus on the entire ambience of the space, but not a furniture maker.

1 comments:

elcayhoh ('el-kuai') said...

to answer that client's question...
"I didn't sell you those things, I'm selling you a SERVICE and it's all genuinely from my creativity. I'm selling you this piece of floor layout plan and those furniture that I mentioned are what I feel suit best to your room".

(Sorry! I didn't read till your last sentence, this is only my opinion)

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