“BOB展映-设计盒子”（以下简称设计盒子）是一个“设计工作室解决方案”，于2023年5月25—28日在“深圳时尚家居设计周—国际公建设计艺术展”（以下简称IADA）展示。在活动现场现场，设计盒子主案设计师anySCALE任督设计上海总监SimonBerg & 资深设计师LorenzoFrancesco Lanzani 接受了媒体的采访，以下是对话内容。
The first question is about your ideas of designing. Where are your ideas come from?
Simon: The idea and inspiration certainly comes from the changes on how we work. Everybody has undergone the period of working from home in the last 3 year, so we were sort of forced to that situation. We were dragged out from office and we worked at home, and we all have some experience about that. We gained that experience and then when we were back into the office, we have new expectations about how our work life in the office should be like. If you pushed this a little bit further, to the point that we don’t need to work all the time in the office anymore, and we can travel around, and then we need to think about how the office should actually be like. And that is a big question since we don’t want to answer, but we want to give sort of vision. As what we mentioned, the collaboration, the meeting and these creative things to people, not only designer, but also other office worker who need daily work routine, they cannot just work remotely, therefore they need a place. That’s probably the starting point of creating this kind of creative hub , a creative social flexible hub for the people come from time to time together.
2) Q: 在后疫情时代，人们对于这种物理空间的办公空间其实有两种讨论,一种是觉得没有必要了;一种是反而觉得我不想在家办公，还是需要一个实体空间。那您作为设计师,在中国做了这么多办公项目.您觉得未来的趋势会往哪个方向走一些？
Under the impact of the epidemic, many people gradually think that it is not necessary to work in the entity. what do you think about the long-term development of the workspace?
Simon:疫情之后会发生什么? 我们将会像什么事都没发生过一样回到办公室，还是我们会从中学到些什么，适应它并进入一种新的模式? 现在我有一种感觉，在中国，人们正试图回到我们以前的状态，但这可能并不现实。当我们看欧洲、美国时，人们大部分时间都在远程工作，或者说50%居家办公，50%在办公室工作，这很正常，也许真相就是这样，那就是这两者的结合，或者是一个混合解决方案。但我认为这事还在变化着。所以可能在我们找到合适的工作模式之前，还需要一段时间。
Simon: What happens after this experience? So are we going back into the office and work like nothing ever happened or do we learn from it and we adapted into a new mode? At the moment, I have the feeling that in China people are trying to go back to where we were before but that's maybe not really working. When we look at Europe or America that's very normal that people are working mostly 50% at home and 50% in the office. So probably the truth is like this, people will work in a combination of these two places or the hybrid solution. But I think this is still something which is undergoing. Therefore, it probably needs some time until we find the right mode of working.
About design box, the design is very special because it feels like very light and clean, is clear.
so what about your ideas and thinking when you're designing this box?
Simon: I think the design is light and clear because we use this scaffolding system which is something that we all know from a construction site from the cities. So this is also a reference to the urban environment and it's easy and modular, scalable, easy to assemble. As I know, the workers have been actually finished all booth construction ahead of time, and they have only taken two days out of three days to build this booth. So, it’s very important to think in these kinds of systems and modules. Then we add these light curtains to divide it flexibly. It's all about flexibility, about system, about scalability.
Is the budget affect the design? is it a huge or a small effect?
Simon: Surely budget matters. We considered what kind of budget can do what kind of design, luckily the result looks quite good.
In the process of designing, what are some short stories that make you memorable? Can you share them with us?
Lorenzo: Actually, we came up with the first design and it was completely different to the design we see here. We started working on it and when we realized the amount of material needed was not sustainable, since we need to use a lot of woods and energy, as well as a tight timeline and budget issue. Although we like the first option, we felt like it's probably not the right answer to the question of temporary flexibility. So, after one round of discussion internally, we came up with the idea of making something that is quick to build to present fun and creative feeling. Due to it is more like temporary so that's why we came out with this scaffolding system which is very simple system everyone knows how to build up out of it but at the same time then we pop up a bit the color to make it a bit more funky, interesting and playful, because the first option was nice but was probably too serious for answering the question of how the future office could be. So we put up the colors a bit wo make it a highlight point which we do think is a quite fun and interesting process to work with. I would say it's one point that we quite enjoyed.
how many times you have been to this exhibition and what's your feeling about that?
Simon: For me, it is the second time in the Shenzhen Creative Week. I have to say that I really like it. Because for me, it probably the most trendsetting exhibition in China. In Shenzhen, you can find a lot of new stuff and it’s more experimental. The exhibition has more this year also, I didn't have a look at all the booths yet but I can feel there's a lot of small brands and new brands from China , that's very interesting with great potential
Lorenzo：Actually, for me, it’s the first time to visit Shenzhen Creative Week. So, I feel like the vibe as mentioned by Simon is very nice and I have been walking around during the construction site. You can tell that there a lot of exhibitions that trying to push a bit the traditional approach to the fair. A lot of the Chinese fairs is often about big volumes and white and black colors, but in here you can feel like as we try to do, a lot of other booths that trying to push the boundaries of what it's a traditional approach to a booth. So how the space can affect the product display and I think this is what most interesting for us is designed and not only look at the products but look the way they have displayed and this is also something that can set a trend for the future of the exhibition world.
How to use anySCALE’s design approach during the designing of the booth?
Lorenzo:I think it all start as our company approach to any project first of all you need to understand who you're working with and understand what they want out of the design itself so usually when we approach client which have a specific brand we analyze the brand we understand the origin of the brand and then from there we start in this case it's more like there are several brands so we started more left from the idea of the furniture office environment so this is the actual keyboard rather than focus on a brand itself focus on how they can interact different brands and how this space can actually evolve from being like just not just assemble of different furniture but how those different brand can give value to each other.
Why did you choose gasoline blue as the color of your scaffolding stand?
Simon: I think this color is something very personal. Because this color this blue that you see there is probably Lorenzo's favorite color and i think this just fits very well to this kind of topic because it's energetic and the green has something vibrant and something fresh and means there's something new happening so on this level it's also the right the right choice of color right.