Monique Lee, Interior Design Director of Mas Studio Ltd., columnist on interior designs for Capital Weekly, Hong Kong. She has a passion for art since childhood and has always aspired to design for spatial comfort and simplicity. Her designs are well received by clients as a blend of inspiration and functionality. With solid knowledge in architecture and interior designs, she started her career working with land developers after getting professional qualifications in her early twenties. Year 2009 is a milestone when she founded her own company to further her design career. In 2013, she got her first accolade with one of her designs in an interior design award. Since then, her designs have been gaining recognition in different design awards.
Monique Lee ("ML") interviewed on Wednesday, 19 December.
ML : Holding a master of MEM U OF Tech Sydney, a degree of BAppSC(Arch) Curtin U of Tech. Fellowship, Asian College of Knowledge Management and with over 16 years of experience in design business up to now. I founded Mas Studio Ltd.in Year 2009.
ML : I have a passion for beautiful things since childhood. My designs bring life, love, sense of freedom and passion for life. I keep enriching my knowledge for self-advancement. I wish everyone can feel my designs.
ML : First and foremost, we need to gather information on environment, requirements, operation and things that may affect the design. We will then bring out the problems and seek solutions. This is the basis on which we create each design. Every design embodies my style. Inspiration may come from the nature or some people or anything.
ML : Process of creating a new design is like day-dreaming. Indulging myself in personal imagination and isolated from external interferences. Based on my insight of the project nature and spontaneous inspiration, I create my designs. The most encouraging is to bring well-being to other people.
ML : Design makes my life. I am just addicted to it. Curiosity is the driven force for new trials and continuous improvements. Passion could overcome all obstacles.
ML : Do your best every day and be prepared for a challenging future. I wish to help the underprivileged through designs.
ML : My designs bring life. I love to design anything related life. Learn from people and things around me makes me a better designer.
ML : Passion to feel is indispensable. Success only comes after failures.
ML : Live every moment with heart. Sincere with work, people, entertainment, etc.
ML : Creativity is beyond limits. Trends influence you and designs in your distinct style set trends.
ML : To feel every detail with my heart.
ML : No design is perfect. Every design always has room for improvement though limited by time factor.
ML : I love every project I made though perfection has yet to be achieved. I wish it comes true in the near future. I always look forward to new projects which are new chances for better designs.
ML : Antoni Gaudi. Born and raised in Hong Kong. Strongly influenced by Hong Kong’s unique mixed East and West culture. Contemporary and yet traditional. A well-blended East and West design style
ML : Hong Kong is home and everything to me. Its cosmopolitan and diverse ethnic cultures breed new concepts and ideas.
ML : Work with heart and enthusiasm or advancement is not possible. We need colleagues, friends and family. Sharing the same vision and mutual trust drive improvement. Mutual respect and team work are indispensable.
ML : We join charity projects to help the community with our designs. Meanwhile, we always share information related to designs to propagate eco-friendly interior design concepts through our columns in magazines.
ML : A’ Design Award is a renowned and authoritative design competition. We learn and improve our skills through the whole process. It provides an ideal platform for designers from around the world to compete which impact positively on the design business. Undoubtedly, designers and companies whom are awarded with prizes gain reputation from joining the Award. I am truly honoured and excited to be Designer of the Day and motivate us to contribute to the community with our designs.Monique Lee Profile
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