Ren Xiaoyu

Professional in Interior Design.

About Ren Xiaoyu

Since establishing 1-Cube design in 2014, Ren Xiaoyu has embarked on a road of developing his own style in design. As an architect and interior designer, he dedicated to researching and exploring the behaviours of people in the context of the new era, and the relationship between experience and space. The types of practice projects are diverse and mostly revolve around people's functional or spiritual needs in space. With innovative design strategies and great aesthetic value, his excellent works have won worldwide recognition and many renowned international design awards.

  • 2-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Interior
Yucoo Restaurant

Yucoo Restaurant

Interior Design

Yuyuyu  Restaurant

Yuyuyu Restaurant

Interior Design


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Interview with Ren Xiaoyu

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?
I comes from China and has been exposed to rich culture since his childhood. My interest in art has made me a designer. I think I will be a designer all my life and do what I am interested in
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
1-Cube design founded in 2015, we dedicated to researching and exploring the behaviours of people in the context of the new era, and the relationship between experience and space.
What is "design" for you?
Design is practical art, the art category for human life service under the guidance of aesthetic theory.
When do you feel the most creative?
Late at night, when I can be alone and quiet. or when I'm traveling.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Protect the environment, reduce the waste of resources, and oppose the use of too many materials.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
I think the design field will pay more and more attention to the lives of ordinary people rather than the luxury of people. The future of design is concerned with the environment.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
My last exhibition was in Frankfurt, Germany, and I hope to have another one next year.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
The design inspiration of my works comes from the observation of life and the culture that accompanied me since childhood. I often travel to stimulate my creativity, because it allows me to learn about different cultures.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
My design style is simple and rich in culture. Traveling got me interested in exploring this style. The main features of my style are the saving of materials and the attention to fashion. My design method is to observe life.
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 live in China,the cultural heritage of my country affects your designs. Living in my country has allowed me to see more different cultures.
How do you work with companies?
Over time both partners can cooperate better, so long as each person keeps a positive attitude and an honest line of communication.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Enterprises should value designers' communication ability and design talent.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
We pay great attention to communication with the customer. We have the conviction that we must understand the demand of customer to design the wonderful work.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
YUCOO Restaurant, YUYUYU Restaurant, Chinese characters Chiar for Fairmont Singapore,The swiss house, Cafe.
Can you describe a day in your life?
In the morning, I like to run along the river, and then browse the design website in the company. In the afternoon, I like to have a cup of coffee and do the design work that interests me most.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
I think young designers should travel to different countries and learn about different cultures.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
I hope to design more works. I will focus more on the development of the company

Extended Interview with Ren Xiaoyu

What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
Good designers satisfy customers, great designers satisfy the world.
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Good design can make customers like the brand more, and increase the commercial value and social significance.
What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
If I had time, I would design for poor people, because I think design should be democratic and poor people should enjoy good design.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
I like architectures designed by Tadao Ando, He used materials very sparingly.
If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
Cook, because I love cooking. Food is also my work, can make a lot of people like it.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Design is practical art, the art category for human life service under the guidance of aesthetic theory.
How do you think designers should present their work?
Designers should present their work by authoritative design magazines, design awards and events.
What’s your next design project, what should we expect from you in future?
My next design project is a interesting buildings, I will share with you more excellent works.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
As a designer, my ultimate goal is to promote democratic design, let more poor people enjoy good design works.
What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
People expect my work to take into account the environmental and social impact.
How does design help create a better society?
Democratic design, let more poor people enjoy good design works.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
More and more democratic design, design can really focus on ordinary people.
What is your life motto as a designer?
Democratic design, not only design for people, but also for nature and society
Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
My colleague is my ideal design partner, Yes, I believe in co-design.
What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
My favorite color is white. favorite place is hometown, favorite food is cooked wheaten food, favorite season is autumn, favorite thing is a gift from my son.
Please tell us a little memoir, a funny thing you had experienced as a designer?
When I was a child, I liked to dismantle furniture and appliances in my home, which could not be recovered after being dismantled. However, my parents tolerated and encouraged me. They thought that this was my interest and should not stop me, That's probably why I like design.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
For the love of life, so we learn more careful to observe the life of boyhood, then use their own hands to change all can be changed.
When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
I don't know, but I've always loved design and painting since I was a kid.
What do you think about future; what do you see will happen in thousand years from now?
Maybe in the future, scientists and designers will be the only two professions to create dreams.

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