28 Sep 2021

Category: Personalities


The global citizen

Rudy Taslim’s design strength lies in his multi-disciplinary approach to his projects and his dedication to helping the marginalised communities around the world. Architect Rudy Taslim has caught the attention of his peers and the media with his multi-disciplinary integrative approaches, innovative ideas as well…


The making of things

Robert Cheng, the founder and design director of Brewin Design Office, reveals his design philosophy — to continue the integrity in design It has been four years since we last interviewed interior designer Robert Cheng and during our chat, he quickly brought us up to…


From the runway to the home

Priscilla Ong-Shunmugam launches a rattan furniture collection handmade by artisans in Malaysia who uses very traditional Southeast Asian material Priscilla Ong-Shunmugam had always harboured dreams of becoming a fashion designer. After reading law at the National University of Singapore, she decided to pursue her love…


Engaging the human experience

The human experience is what Leonard Lee of multi award-winning design firm, Wilson Associates, strives to achieve with every fine detail in his designs. Tell us about Wilson Associates design ethos / principles At Wilson Associates, we seek to redefine the creative industry by inspiring,…


Beauty in simplicity

Founded in Bangkok, with offices in Singapore and Shanghai, BLINK Design Group is an award-winning luxury hospitality architecture and design firm behind some of the most breathtaking hotels and resorts in the world. Their pursuit of the minimalist is explained by BLINK Design Groups’ managing…


Off the beaten path

Tiah Nan Chyuan, director of multi-disciplinary design firm, FARM, chooses not to walk the beaten path. Instead, he focuses on singularly unique challenges in every project FARM takes on. Tell us about FARM’s design ethos and principles Our work is quite diverse, and I think…


In the heart of hospitality design

Fiona Nixon, director of Studio NVS, has had extensive experience in designing for the hospitality industry. With the Covid-19 global pandemic hitting hard, the meaning of designing for this industry has now transformed. What is your design ethos? We (Nixon and Kristian van Schaik, who…


‘Flow’ to transformation

Multidisciplinary design firm Ong & Ong needs no introduction. Founded in 1972 by Singapore’s former president Ong Teng Cheong and his wife Ling Siew May, the firm has been transforming Singapore’s city skyline for nearly five decades. Today, Group Executive Chairman Ong Tze Boon is…

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