Peilun Li

Professional in Interior Design.

About Peilun Li

I traveled round the world for one year in 2008-2009. Besides being a designer, I used to be an editor, a farmer, and a street magazine circulation director at the same time. I am interested in Argentina Tango, Taichi and Traditional Chinese medicine. To keep curious about unknown and to keep learning is my life Philosophy.

  • 2-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 4 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Landscape Planning
  • Interior
  • Architecture
Qing  Residential House

Qing Residential House

Landscape Planning Design

Qing  Residential House

Qing Residential House

Interior Design

Flow Residential House

Flow Residential House

Interior Design

Qing  Residential House

Qing Residential House

Architecture Design


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Interview with Peilun Li

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
My major was Interior Design in university but I dreamed of becoming a dancer at that time. After graduated, I might escape from this professional field or have multiple jobs at the same time. Until three years ago, I failed to carry out design work due to health factors. In the meantime, I suddenly realized that design is my true love. And the involvement of various fields in the past 20 years allows me to keep an open mind when thinking. This helps me review the reality of design all the time and enjoy its beauty.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
My design studio is based in Taipei. The projects locate in China, Taiwan and H.K.
What is "design" for you?
For me, design is to improve the relationship between people and objects.There is nothing that can’t be designed and there is always room for improvement.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
Anything. But I'm more concerned about public space designs.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I visited Lunuganga in Sri Lanka designed by Geoffrey Bawa this Spring. The continuous scenes flow with objects, nature and time, which impressed me very much. It is an excellent relation between person and architecture in the nature world.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I used to love the metal’s characteristics. Now I am fascinated by fabric and leather.
When do you feel the most creative?
After alengthoftime of rehabilitation. Sometimes it could be a travel, a retreat or a just a break.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
The users. Architectural interior design is a human environmental psychology. The human behaviors and their senses affect each other tortuously. This is the aspect that I am used to spend more time in when designing.
What makes a design successful?
I believe when the design gets the achievement of truth, excellence and then beauty, it will be successful. And this is the right order.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
Truthfulness to the design is always first priority. The originality is not supposed to be ignored and twisted. Rather, all the unnecessary intentions are supposed to be put away.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
When respect the physical condition of a project, we can save energy as much as possible. When face and restructure the real needs of users, we will not over-design. If we can do it with materials from cradle to cradle, better. The highest level is to propose systematic plans from the perspective of social design by crossover cooperation with different professions. Sometimes the best design is invisible.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
There is no limitation on the theme. There is nothing that can’t be designed. We can pursue the advancement of science and technology but all the intensions must be humble. Designers must respect the ethics of the world.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
I respect the original quality of the existing ‘people, time, object, place, theme’ in the project. I spend time in observing all of them and seeing the interaction of each other. Then I create. The design is generated.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I come from Taiwan. This island has inherited the traditions of Chinese culture and has also been colonized by many countries. It seems open here to absorb different information quickly, but what the "Taiwanese style" is still not clearly defined. For me, it is not a problem. As long as we fully respect the specific essences and rational conditions of each projects, design has no “style” issue.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
To be a good designer, one does not only know the clients by eyes/ears, but understands them by brains, and even more loves them by heart. When a client selects a designer to work with, s/he must take this character into account besides the professional ability.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
1. Alfi thermos 2. La Cocotte Staub 3. Fellow-Stagg swan neck kettle4. Fuji Royal R220 grinder5.Dyson hair Dryer
Can you describe a day in your life?
As a personal studio designer, I can arrange my time flexibly. I usually do exercise for half to one hour, then make a brunch and enjoy it slowly. After that I start the day's work. When feeling tired, I will go out to for a movie or an exhibition, or just get together with friends. After I am home again, I will keep working if I am in the mood. Before the end of the day, I am used to meditate and then do acupuncture for myself to get deep rest mentally and physically.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
As a senior designer, I don’t spend time fixed in front of the computer. I can do design efficiently as long as I am concentrated. Sometimes when I am commuting or in the coffee shop.
What was your most important job experience?
Besides being a designer, I used to be an editor, a farmer, and a street magazine circulation director at the same time. To keep curious about unknown and to keep learning is my life Philosophy.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
I am always interested in designing of variety types of projects I have never done before.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Taiwan will surpass Japan in 2025 to become a "super ageing society." That is, 20% of the population is over 65 years old. I am very concerned about the design issues of the elderly population and hope to propose a new type of old-age housing model in connection with social design.

Extended Interview with Peilun Li

What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Private houses, museums. I am always interested in designing of variety types of projects I have never done before.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
A good designer might know the clients by eyes/ears. A great designer understands them by brains, and even more loves them by heart.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
I believe when the design gets the achievement of truth, excellence and then beauty, it will be successful. And this is the right order.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
For me, design is to improve the relationship between people and objects. It's definitely worthy of being invested.
What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
Taiwan will surpass Japan in 2025 to become a "super ageing society." That is, 20% of the population is over 65 years old. I am very concerned about the design issues of the elderly population and hope to propose a new type of old-age housing model in connection with social design.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
I believe when the design gets the achievement of truth, excellence and then beauty, it will be successful. And this is the right order.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
I visited Lunuganga in Sri Lanka designed by Geoffrey Bawa this Spring. The continuous scenes flow with objects, nature and time, which impressed me very much. It is an excellent relation between person and architecture in the nature world.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
It's a structure made of shading nets and wood, like a screenhouse in the forest designed by a young Taiwanese architect Divooe Zein. It also create a filter between "bright" and "dark", "In" and "Out", "colorful" and "greyscale"....etc. He doesn't do much, however, the design achievement is rich.
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
I am more satisfied with my latest project "Qing House". It is a comprehensive practice of my design philosophy from landcape , architecture and interior design.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
For me, design is to improve the relationship between people and objects. There is nothing that can’t be designed and there is always room for improvement.
What helped you to become a great designer?
My major was Interior Design in university but I dreamed of becoming a dancer at that time. After graduated, I might escape from this professional field or have multiple jobs at the same time. Until three years ago, I failed to carry out design work due to health factors. In the meantime, I suddenly realized that design is my true love. The involvement of various fields in the past 20 years allows me to keep an open mind when thinking. All of these help me review the reality of design all the time and enjoy its beauty.
How does design help create a better society?
When respect the physical condition of a project, we can save energy as much as possible. When face and restructure the real needs of users, we will not over-design. If we can do it with materials from cradle to cradle, better. The highest level is to propose systematic plans from the perspective of social design by crossover cooperation with different professions. Sometimes the best design is invisible.
What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
I am working on a architectural house design, which is located in beautiful Eastern Taiwan, facing the Pacific Ocean and having the mountains in the back.
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
It was a museum design (Aurora Museum) in Shanghai. The museum collection is divided into Buddhist Sculptures, Ancient Jade, Ancient Pottery Figures, and Blue-and-white Porcelains. The master planner of this project was Tadao Ando and I was in charged of 2F Special Exhibitions Space. The standard of physical conditions such as temperature, humidity and light design is strict. It's quite a challenge for me .
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
Taiwan will surpass Japan in 2025 to become a "super ageing society." That is, 20% of the population is over 65 years old. I am very concerned about the design issues of the elderly population and hope to propose a new type of old-age housing model in connection with social design.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
The ambient is prior to color and materials. When ambient changes, colors and materials will have different effects. The interaction will make people have different senses.
When you see a new great design or product what comes into your mind?
I will hope to stay as long as possible to study how the design was done.

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