How a question is defined warrants more worthiness of contemplation than the question itself. It is because we usually overlook what we are thinking about and what we are in need of.
Design exists not solely for the sensation of beauty. It needs to embrace the interpretation of a beholder as well as being integrated with its meaning. That involves perpetual relations of everything in nature bound by mutual check-and-balance as close as lips to teeth.
FUQUAN JUNZE - ADVENTURE, RESEARCH AND THOUGHT
On the very day prophesied to be the time of the end of the world, I drank beer with a new acquaintance before playing ukulele with him at the pier in Central Hong Kong. (#theendoftheworld #ukulele 2013.02)
Quality is the freedom of a cleansed soul. (#quality #soul 2013.02)
Making proper use of space is not measured in terms of units of efficiency. It is but the skill of balance in space. (#space #efficiency #balance #oilmonkeyology 2013.02)
In regard to modes of education, there is nothing more persevering and fulfilling than self-learning. (#education #selflearn 2012.12)
The classroom seating arrangement is supposed to enhance the effectiveness of learning. (#education #arragement #effectiveness 2012.12)
An understanding in respect of how a plant grows is essential for the design of a pot for a potted plant. (#respect #design 2011.10)
The more a designer is inclined to commercialism, the more he is equipped with the thinking of a politician. (#designer #politician 2011.10)
Chasing after the trends is comparable to sending a herd of sheep to the hill to graze. (#trend 2011.05)
All things vibrate, without the same frequency lasting for a long time. Sometimes it is fast and sporadically, it is slow in addition to being regulated and mutually influenced. Such vibration having ever-changing frequency activates time which in turns generates process. That is why I believe in the existence of a future. (#future #time #vibration 2011.05)
Oilmonkeyology is a design concept which I am presently dwelling on. Some recent notions, handicapped by several external factors, were deemed to lose their agility and have stayed unresolved. However, today I have had perusal of the history and construction of vehicles. I acknowledge the circular form of the wheels counting on the axis to revolve, a remarkable invention in the past which is still adopted today. That is the best example that sees form serving function. Compared to other forms, the circular is definitely an effective logistical device. Of all living things on earth undergoing long history of evolution, none has the limbs revolving like wheels. Why? The highly functional circular form has not occurred in the process of evolution of living things. It is because were our limbs to become wheels, nerves and arteries would rotate, intertwined, and eventually demise as they would not be able to supply nutrition and vent messages and sentiments. In this regard, the existing device is functional under the law of nature as a result of forfeiting the choice of high effectiveness of the circle thanks to particular factors. (#oilmonkeyology 2011.05)
"Pieces that trick the eye..."
Financial Times 2009.05.30.
"Interesting little fact about this Junze is that he never had any formal training. Before entering the design profession, he worked as a mechanical engineer, administrative manager and even school coach… Amazing."
"Hong Kong based Fuquan Junze is an interior, furniture and industrial designer. Before entering the design profession, he worked as a mechanical engineer, school coach, and administrative manager. In 2007, Fuquan established Oil Monkey Limited. Despite never having taken formal design training, Fuquan has quickly built a reputation in the field. In 2008, he was a runner up in the Phoenix Contemporary Design Fair Competition."
Kismet Magazine 6th issue 2010.
"Fuquan Junze is the man behind award-winning design company Oil Monkey, founded in 2007. The Hong Kong native has a mechanical engineering background and built water-treatment and cooling systems for CLP."
SCMP Post Magazine 2010.10.17.
"Sin lugar a dudas, las creaciones del estudio de diseño Oil Monkey, dirigido por Fuquan Junze, son el ornamento exclusivo que todo ambiente minimalista y contemporáneo debe tener."
Velvet Magazine 2011.03.
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