• Hong Kong Most Outstanding Business Awards 2023

    Inheritance and resistance to change from space planning to adding green elements In-Tech Interior DesignEnvironmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has become the mainstream of discussion among enterprises, but ESG not only focuses on sustainable development, but also the ability of enterprises to resist changes and adapt important indicators.In the last interview with Tonny Chang, Design Director of In-Tech Interior Design (hereinafter referred to as In-Tech) of DAF Interior Design Engineering Co., Ltd., Tonny has already observed the trend of office design in the future, and will pay more attention to the development of tea rooms, meeting rooms, Shared spaces such as leisure and entertainment rooms to enhance the sharing of space resources. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of In-Tech, we listenedto Tonny talk about the "Less is more" green principle that he has realized over the years, and how DAF adapts to the transformation with customers and passes on the originality to the next generation.Review - Office Design Experts Perfect on time and budget: https://bit.ly/3mJ8fF4The vacancy rate in the market is rising, and the development potential of many business districts is huge after the riseDuring the 30 years since In-Tech was established, it has been focusing on the interior design of corporate offices, contracted construction engineering and project management. Co., Ltd. and other customers to create a high-quality and comfortable office environment.Since Tonny became the design director of In-Tech, he has always believed in the principle of "focus creates professionalism". "We have been focusing on office design for many years, and have never developed branches such as home design and shop design. It`s not that we dislike big and small silver coins, but we feel that we can focus on one thing and only do one thing, and we can be the best. Professional methods bring the most professional results.”Affected by the epidemic, the vacancy rate in the office market has risen, Tai Kok Tsui, Lai Chi Kok and other areas have been squeezed into the ranks of core business districts, and the flexibility of office space is also greater. Tonny observes: “Since the epidemic, the rents of Grade A commercial buildings have dropped one after another, once as low as $100 per sq. There are units of similar size in the commercial districts, and after many companies have settled in, they also tend to expand their shared office space.”Adopt an open design and add green elements such as eternal moss wallsIn order to make the use of office space more flexible, many companies have abandoned the cubicle design and instead adopted open and non-fixed desks (Hot Desk). See more vitality.In terms of design, in order to make the company's image younger and strengthen employees' sense of belonging, many customers have requested to create online celebrity check-in points. We have added a lot of popular Morandi color elements to the color processing. In addition, the lines it is also dominated by arcs, rather than a rigid straight line design. After more natural light is introduced, the overall space becomes brighter and more transparent.”Customers' requirements for landscaping are also more common. However, planting plants indoors not only requires careful watering, but also needs to consider whether it will cause snakes, rodents, and ants. Tonny recalled the old plant wall practice: "As early as many years ago, there was a green plant wall design, but at that time we used real plants and poured water on them to maintain the natural ecosystem. But watering is not easy. A customer once planted green plants on the window sill, but it caused flooding, but some companies on the window sill have lost more than 300,000 yuan.” In recent years, the emergence of permanent moss walls has solved the problem of watering, and the moss has been specially processed into specimens. After moss, it can be preserved for a long time without special care. Its texture and smell are the same as fresh moss.Reduce wall-mounted designs, choose reusable furniture and reduce waste at sourceAfter explaining the design aspect, Tonny emphasized: "Only when the design and decoration cooperate with each other can the sustainable effect be achieved." In view of this, in the selection of decoration boards, In-Tech has chosen E1 grade wood boards many years ago. In the formaldehyde content of the board, E1 means that the formaldehyde content of the board is extremely low. In addition, the company also actively uses water-soluble latex paint to reduce the use of wallpaper. "Even if we still use wallpaper in the end, we will also consider whether the wallpaper used is fire-proof, flame-proof and waterproof, and even what processes are used to manufacture the wallpaper during the manufacturing process, and whether it will involve high-pollution processes. These are all things we will consider.The most straightforward way to reduce energy consumption is to reduce excessive processes from the source. "Budget is often an important factor for customers to consider the complexity of decoration, but many customers will ignore that after the office moves out one day, the complicated decoration will also involve huge restoration costs."For example, Tonny pointed out that a client once moved the office building during the epidemic, but the original decoration of the office building had to be restored before moving out, including restoring all walls, floors and pipes. At that time, due to the closure of the customs, the materials could not be delivered to in the end, In-Tech mobilized more than 70 people, and after various assistance, the office building was restored within the 50-day deadline. "So we will also remind customers of the advantages and disadvantages of using in-wall design and other complicated processes. At the same time, we will also recommend the use of reusable furniture to reduce subsequent restoration costs and shorten the construction time."Inheritance of the enterprise: Only by maintaining the transformation can we maintain the international status"We have cooperated with many clients for more than 10 years, and even passed them down from generation to generation. For example, some enterprises are passed down from father to son. The son does not want the design of the father's generation, so now adopts a new concept Redesigns, such examples happen frequently.”Standing at 30, for people, the representative has achieved something after the age of 30, and can be independent and take personal responsibility; but for enterprises, 30 is a time for the company to inherit business and ideas. Tonny said: "The emergence of design stems from people's desire for change. Like our customers, we all face the problem of inheritance, and the solution to the problem is to adapt to change. In-Tech hopes to invest more energy in cultivating new a generation of designers is constantly learning and changing, so as to achieve progress.”
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    Office interior design and build expert, presenting the fine work in limited time and budget – interview with Tonny Chang, Director of In-Tech Interior Design Company Limited.Hustle and bustle, Hongkonger may spend time in office more than in home during peak season. Therefore the environment of office are very important to employees.In-Tech Interior Design Company Limited (In-Tech) was established in 1993, focus on office interior design and build work, with the experience and insight, they are familiar of the trend and market of office interior design.Tonny Chang, Director of In-Tech emphasizes the being concentrate helps us to be professional. “Different profession have difference practice and operation that makes their requirement of office design different. In-Tech have nearly 30 years of office design and build experience, we aim to grow up and improve together with clients, and present the fine work in limited time and budget.” He smiles and said.Open office helps to build team spiritCompanies used to protect employees’ privacy. Thus, there were partitions in most companies between every seats. Some foreign companies even offer separate rooms for employees. Companies also spent lots of budget for the decoration of reception which giving the first impression to visitors.Office interior design keeps changing. Decoration of reception is not that important as before. The space of employees’ seats are reducing when the space for public and recreation space are expanding. Changing to open office and expanding public and recreation space help employers and employees working closer.“The decoration of reception is not very important for employees. They care about the pantry and places which they spent more time in office.” Tonny said. “The utilization of spaces are effective in our design. Good us of spaces can make us feel like staying in 30,000 s.f. office when it is just 20,000 s.f. in fact. Not only the utilization but also the budget control make us proud. The budget estimate is clearly stated in our presentation, every detail of expenses and savings can be recognized.” He emphasizes.The good design and build work is not only fit for management’s need but also mid-levels. In-tech take care of different needs of employees. “Releasing spaces form individual working places to public area, including pantry, phone booths, recreation room, creating spaces and chances for employees to communicate with each other. They are working closer than before.” Tonny said.Resources sharing in officeTonny aims to enhance the utilization and efficiency of working in office. Every detail of design helps employees to concentrate and effective on working, such as design of routes can save time from walking.Co-working spaces are being more and more popular. Tonny mentions an impressive co-working spaces project, “One of our clients is a spinning and weaving company, they own a building, they planned to reserve some floors for their office, and two floors are designed as a spinning and weaving centre. It is helping to promote Hong Kong spinning and weaving industry, also helping to gather peers and resources. The other floors of building are designed as co-working spaces for peers. Our client was very satisfied with the final work. We are also very glad to make the project happened.”“Sharing resources is not only for external parties but also internal. Hot-desking is one of the popular way to share resources, which means desks and computers are not assigned for particular one employee, but share for anyone in need. ” Tonny continues.Make projects happened on time is the first priorityFor past 28 years, In-Tech has never delayed in any project.Around 3 years ago, we have received an enquiry from a client, they have branch in Hong Kong and headquartered in Israel. They were considering to remove office and seek our help to predict the costs and risks. We estimated the saving of office removal within 6 years, and convinced the headquarters to accept changing design and renting a bigger office. “The headquarters needed time to consider, thus we started to work after Lunar New Year, when the target finish time was remain unchanged. About 20 days before the target finish date, the design and build work were nearly finished. Our designer believes that we can always improve our limitation and present the better results. After consideration and visited the site, our designer convinced the client to demolished the former design and rebuild.” Tonny smiles and continues, “At the result, we finished the project on time and saved $6 million for client. We even became friends with the head of Hong Kong branch. He was then promoted to headquarters.” There are different stories behind different offices and projects. But In-Tech will always presenting the fine work to clients on time.
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