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Art Design 50 Most Influential in Singapore Design 2015: The Noteworthy

50 Most Influential in Singapore Design 2015: The Noteworthy

50 Most Influential in Singapore Design 2015: The Noteworthy
By Olha Romaniuk, Young Lim
September 22, 2015
Singapore's design sector has grown to become a force to be reckoned with, within the international scene. In honour of our outstanding homegrown and locally-based talents, we pick 50 award-winning designers and recognise them as our 'Beacons of Inspiration', 'The Headliners'  and 'The Noteworthy'. We move on to our final category, 'The Noteworthy', award-winning homegrown talents to watch out for. 

1/14 LH Chan 

TDC & Associates
LH Chan is the principal designer of TDC & Associates, a luxury interior design company founded in 1993. Responsible for the design and build of the SK-II first flagship “boutique spa” in Southeast Asia, TDC & Associates received multiple awards, including the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014-2015 and was shortlisted for the Andrew Martin Interior Design 2015 Award

2/14 Karen Gan

Karen Gan is design director at Karengandesign, possessing more than 15 years of experience working in Singapore and the United States. Since 2009, she has amassed a roster of clients from residential and commercial sectors. Her interior design projects provide a touch of sophisticated luxury to penthouses and residences at Reflections at Keppel Bay and The Pier.

3/14 Kelvin Gan

Elements ID Consultants
As the chief designer at Elements ID Consultants, Kelvin Gan is a firm believer that good design is the result of fervent passion, thorough research and sound technical knowledge. Gan’s extensive portfolio consists of premium showflats, bungalow and luxurious apartments, including high-end homes for clients at Orchard Residences, St. Regis and Ardmore Park.

4/14 Jess Koh

Summerhaus D’zign
With over a decade of experience in interior design, Jess Koh is the managing partner at Summerhaus D’zign. Koh’s design approach relies on drawing a balance between aesthetics and functionality. With projects including multiple local high-end residences and private houses, Koh has received multiple awards, including the Singapore Outstanding Entrepreneur Award 2014.

5/14 Hon Kit Leong and Si Jian Xin

WYNK Collaborative
Hon Kit Leong (left) and Si Jian Xin (right) started Wynk Collaborative, a Singapore-based design studio with work centred around spatial design and its related aspects, in 2011. Named by Singapore Architect magazine as one of Singapore’s young and rising design firms, Wynk Collaborative creates works that sit at the intersection of architecture, interior, furniture and graphic design and that include residential and commercial projects, such as the Standing Sushi Bar and Jewel Coffee at Raffles Place.

6/14 Justin Long and Jerry Goh

Justin Long (right) and Jerry Goh (left) are founders of Hjgher, a Singapore-based creative consultancy with a focus on design psychology, in 2006. They have worked with brand partners, such as Unlisted Collection and Hermès, and Singapore’s celebrity chef-helmed establishments, such as Pollen, by generating and executing award-winning ideas and experiences. In addition to running the firm, Long and Goh also produce the design-centred magazine Underscore, which received the President’s Design Award 2011 (Design of the Year).

7/14 Hilary Loh

2nd Edition Pte Ltd
A partner and design director at 2nd Edition, a boutique design studio, Loh is the driving force behind the studio’s substantial portfolio that ranges from residential projects to showrooms for commercial and residential developments, including Auralis and Starlight Suites. 2nd Edition’s awards include the Gold Award for 1919 residential development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014-2015.

8/14 Melvin Ong

Melvin Ong worked with London design agency, Brand42, before moving back to Singapore and establishing his studio in 2012. He launched Desinere’s first collection at Design Tide Tokyo 2012 and was part of the team that worked on Singapore Icons collection that was awarded the President’s Design Award 2013 (Design of the Year). In 2014, Ong was named ‘Rising Asian Talent’ by Maison et Objet Asia.

9/14 Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua

Tan (right) and Chua (left) are co-founders of design quartet, Outofstock, which was formed in 2006 with Gustavo Maggio and Sebastián Alberdi after meeting at Electrolux Design Lab a year earlier. The studio has received multiple awards, including the President’s Design Award 2010 (Design of The Year for the ‘Black Forest’ table) and Rising Talent of 2015 in Maison et Objet Asia.

10/14 Terri Tan

Designworx Interior Consultant
Specialising in hospitality, corporate spaces, retail shops and high-end homes, Terri Tan is a design director at Designworx. Under Tan’s directorship, Designworx has accumulated a number of prestigious achievements over the recent years, including an award for the Best Hotel Interior Singapore for Venue Hotel at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2014-2015.

11/14 Angela Tantry and Stephen Goh

Metaphor Studio
Creative director Goh (right), and design principal Tantry (left) established the firm in 2000. They were recipients of the Singapore Design Excellence Awards in residential category and have conducted seminars by the Interior Design Confederation of Singapore.

12/14 Yah-Leng Yu and Arthur Chin

Foreign Policy Design Group
Creative directors and founders of Foreign Policy Design Group, Yah-Leng (right) and Chin (left) began their careers in New York City. Their projects, including the identity and branding for Wanderlust Hotel and the Brand Guide: Singapore Edition, earned them international recognition, such as the Brand New Award and Creative Circle Award.

13/14 Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui

Studio Juju
Studio Juju’s directors, Timo Wong (right) and Priscilla Lui (left), practice design across various disciplines in products, furniture and spaces. Wong and Lui have recently designed ‘Garden Benches’ – public benches tailored specifically to locations within Gardens by the Bay. Their Rabbit & the Tortoise collection for Living Divani received the President’s Design Award 2014 (Design of the Year).

14/14 Ty Zheng and Jason Song

Ty (right) and Song (left) co-founded Acre as a graphic design collective in 2011 and developed it into a multi-disciplinary design consultancy that crafts brand experiences in the areas of graphic, interior and product design. Acre’s latest project is “Tribute”, a tableware series inspired by something all Singaporeans know and use in their daily lives – hawker ware.


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