TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
Immersing in the rustic natural space, morphing stones with wooden materials, treating “people” as its core essence—the ideal living space for humans is thus created. Thinking back to her high school days spent gazing out the window, contemplating about space, Lisa Chang is an observer who pays close attention to details in order to precisely capture the client’s expectation and to create a comforting functional space. Interior design not only becomes a study of aesthetics, but also the art of listening to the sounds of life.
一個索然無味的空間，透過室內設計師巧手規劃總能換取新生，設計必然得為使用者帶來驚喜卻又得深入人心，兩者間的拿捏如何恰到好處，再考驗設計者的功力。來自台中澤序空間設計的設計總監張于廷，近月才憑藉連鎖牛排餐館赤鬼的設計案，並以白色做為基調，經過與業主的層層溝通和傾聽，翻轉了先前大家對於赤鬼牛排的印象，接連拿下日本2019 JCD國際商空設計大獎、義大利A’設計大獎、美國博物館聯盟最高榮譽謬思獎; 而此前南投三層別墅也分別獲得韓國Asia Design Prize Finalist Award、義大利A’設計大獎銅獎以及美國IDA國際大獎，也許是張于廷充分傾聽與觀察，讓設計師的想法與業主的期待，彼此激盪並將美學落實於空間，即便細節也能巧然生輝。 張于廷說到 :「在設計方面即使不同的風格，也會有一些元素是相同的，或是設計上的美感比例是相同的。」在不知不覺中，好像渾然天成的找到了屬於自己的基調，即便是不相同的風格，也可以在細節之中找到屬於澤序空間的樣子。
女性設計師的不同，或許就是多了一份為人母的細膩與巧思，並更加注重居家安全問題，張于廷笑著對我們說。因為有家庭，在空間設計上會擁有不一樣的敏感度。當心態調整一切從愛出發，張于廷將她那軟性的滿溢溺愛感表達出來，女性在職場上也是可以是非常優雅和自信的。而在她身上也可以看到多元且廣納想法的一面，如同她相當喜歡爵士樂，多元很豐富的音樂風格，並將澤序空間英文名取為Jazz Space。這樣的想法也如同我們所感知到的，澤序的風格是層次豐富，Jazz Space似乎能代表公司傾聽設計師的想法，也廣納業主的聲音。最後，一切還是都歸於以人為本，以不同空間的屬性去做規劃，但最重要的初衷還是在裡面的使用者是舒適的，這是張于廷設計師積極且努力的一切原因，也是成為現在的她最大的意義。
A Natural Order of Everything
A plain and static space seems to always be able to be reborn through the ingenious hands of the interior designer. How exactly do we find the perfect balance between creating surprising features and making them acceptable? This certainly becomes a challenge to the designer’s abilities. Based in Taichung, Lisa, the design director of Jazzy Space, had just finished her case with Akoni Steak. After rounds and rounds of listening and communicating with the owner, she finally settled on using white base tones for the restaurant’s interior. Having successfully flipped the public’s stereotypical impression on chain restaurants, Lisa received several awards with the project—the 2019 JCD International Design Award in Japan, the A’Design Award in Italy, American Alliance of Museums’s MUSE Award. Before that, she also received many awards with her three-story villa in Nantou, including the Asia Design Prize Finalist Award in Korea, bronze award for A’Design Award in Italy, and the IDA Design Award in America. Perhaps it is Lisa’s willingness to listen and observe that allowed the clashing of the designer’s thoughts and the client’s expectation to resonate with one another—creating spaces imbued with aesthetics, bringing even the smallest details to life. “Even with the different designing styles, you can still find certain elements that are similar, or even the same aesthetic ratios.” Unintentionally, she seems to have found the natural calling of her basis and is able to incorporate Jazzy Space into the different styles and details.
The Diligence of Incorporating Fashion
A reciprocal discussion with the professors, the opposite perspectives to showcase the diverging opinions on beauty, and the sparks between the clash of different aesthetics—these are the reasons Lisa continues to improve herself even after receiving so much recognition and so many awards. During our interview, it isn’t hard to understand her take on what is considered beautiful. “Fashion is fast-paced and ever-changing. And some parts of design are in fact closely connected to fashion. So in a way, interior design is also time-sensitive and changes according to what’s in style.” An active listener best exemplifies Lisa’s tender personality, while being observant is a significant factor. By incorporating brand new thoughts—building materials, trending elements, personal needs—into people’s lives, the deepened understanding generates inspirations that are heartfelt and considerate.
Never Forget, “People” is the Key
Lisa smiles and tells us that perhaps the one distinction of being a female designer is that she is wired with a motherly thoughtfulness and tends to pay more attention to the safety of the living space. Because of her family, she displays a different level of sensitivity when it comes to interior design. Readjusting her mindset to create everything out of love, Lisa expresses this tenderness that is indulged with love and proves to us how females are also able to establish an elegant confidence in the work field. In the meantime, we also noticed her diverse thoughts and accepting personality through her passion for jazz music and its versatile style—this is exactly why she named her firm after the music genre. With a style of layered affluence, Jazzy Space seems to represent the firm to take in the designer’s ideas and integrate them with the customer’s opinion. All in all, it is all about the “people.” Design accordingly to the nature of the space, and most importantly, prioritize the client’s comfort and satisfaction—the true definition of Lisa Chang’s work and the reason she continues to work with diligence and earnestness.
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2019日本2019 JCD Design Award
2019德國German Design Award winner
2018義大利A’ Design Award
2018美國IDA International Design Awards
2018英國London Design Awards
2018香港Hong Kong Design Awards
2018德國Berlin Design Awards