Coco Bao studied drawing and painting since she was three years old when she drew cartoons all over her text books. her love of art led her to design. Curious about how to create satisfying spaces for people, Coco was drawn to study Interior Design. Her Bachelor degree included being part of an Environmental Design program which included landscape design. After that, she had the opportunity to work in the Institute of Urban Design company. The experience confirmed for her that good design not only helps for the function of the community but also shares the idea of having a balanced life, strengthening the physical body and loving spirit. Coco truly believes that the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
What drives you to design?
I feel peaceful when I design and make art. I think a well designed environment will bring the positive energies to people. A comfortable home or a warm atmosphere makes people feel happy and live better life.
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
I think the design is like designing a well-fitting business suit for the specific person. I am enjoying the design process from the most of beginning to the end of finishing. I love to sketch multiple design ideas then start to pick exactly furniture and colors for the project. When I put the furniture, colors and materials together, it will compose a soul in for space.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
Most of my inspiration comes from nature. I find a lot of beauty and harmony of patterns and colors come from nature. Another source of inspiration comes from life in some very interesting experiences and memories. I think everyone has their own special characteristics. Every design has an unique touching story.