DESIGN AUTHORITY - Key Persons


Agostinho Moreira

Job Titles:
  • Founder & CEO of Jetclass Group

Chee Su Eing - Founder, Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Founder
  • Managing Director

Christopher Lim

Job Titles:
  • Founder of Marano Furniture

Emmanuel Nardin - Founder

Job Titles:
  • Co - Founder
  • Head of Design
  • Co - Founder and Head of Design of Devialet
  • Founder & Head of Design of Devialet
Emmanuel Nardin is the co-founder and Head of Design of Devialet, born an entrepreneur, talented designer, with a relentless focus on design as the art of performance. Born in May 1962 in France, Emmanuel has a Technical baccalauréat and 2 years of studying mechanical engineering. In 1983, Emmanuel got into ESDI, the french school of industrial design. From 1988 to 2008, he ran his first company named CREATIO (graphic and industrial design). He was the manager and artistic director for 20 years with many big industrial clients such as Renault, Décathlon, and more. In 2006 he wanted to change direction and create something else. He met Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel the same year through a common friend. Together they founded on December the 6th 2007 Devialet along with Quentin Sannié.

Eugene Ng - Founder

Job Titles:
  • Founder
  • General Manager

Filippo Arnaboldi

Job Titles:
  • CEO of Frette

Horace Pan

Job Titles:
  • Founder of PANORAMA Design Group

Kavin Lee

Job Titles:
  • Creative Director of Metamorph Design

Lim Cheng Kooi

Job Titles:
  • Founder of AR43 Architects

Marco van Ham

Job Titles:
  • Founder and Director of DESIGNSTUDIO MVH
Marco van Ham is the Founder and Director of DESIGNSTUDIO MVH. With an accumulation of over 20 years of design experience, in Netherlands and then recent years, relocating to Malaysia has given him an understanding of beauty found in varied cultures and identities. This journey of crossing cultures enables him to bring sensibilities and strengths of both the Western and Eastern worlds to the design table. With an innate creative flair and visionary spirit, Marco continues to push limitations where design is concerned, not confined to interiors but transcending boundaries of architecture, art, sculptural objects and branding. His strong eye for immaculate details and rigorous passion for transformative spaces has carried the studio to new levels of design achievements.

Marcos Cain

Job Titles:
  • Founder & Creative Director of Stickman Tribe
Marcos Cain, the mastermind behind Stickman Tribe, stands at the forefront of design innovation as its Founder and Creative Director. Under his visionary leadership, Stickman Tribe has flourished into a renowned studio, boasting a diverse and impressive portfolio that spans the globe. Marcos's approach to design is anchored in the philosophy of creative intelligence, ensuring he is intimately involved in each project from its inception to fruition. This hands-on approach guarantees a unique blend of unpredictability and whimsical consistency, underpinned by operational practicality and a commitment to excellence. With a career spanning over two decades, Marcos has honed his craft both as an owner and operator within the hospitality sector. His journey has taken him across continents, from Australia and Asia to the Middle East, imbuing his work with a rich tapestry of cultural and operational insights. Marcos's entrepreneurial spirit and distinct creative vision were the driving forces behind the inception of Stickman Tribe in 2009, a venture that began in Dubai and China, later extending to Australia. Today, his creative footprint extends across more than 11 countries and 22 cities, earning numerous accolades and awards over 14 years. At the heart of Marcos's design philosophy is the art of storytelling. He leads his team to transcend conventional ideas, seeking inspiration that resonates both operationally and aesthetically. Every project is akin to an unfolding narrative, where each layer of creativity and operational detail contributes to the overall story. Research and understanding of each location's unique history and culture are integral to Stickman Tribe's methodology. This commitment to contextual relevance ensures each design concept is not only memorable and authentic but also deeply rooted in the specifics of its location, culture, and client brief. As a passionate advocate for hospitality and F&B design, Marcos is a familiar face in the industry, contributing to magazines and speaking at events about innovation and sustainability. His accolades span an array of categories, from luxury urban escapes to the best hotel and restaurant designs. Noteworthy among his many achievements are the AHEAD Awards, The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, Asia Hotel Design Award, and World Interior News Awards, culminating in the prestigious recognition of the #1 Resort in Asia in 2022 by Travel + Leisure magazine. Marcos Cain's journey with Stickman Tribe is not just about creating stunning designs; it's about crafting experiences that resonate, inspire, and endure.

Mariko Konno

Job Titles:
  • Co - Founder & Director of Nanas Design

Massimo Mercurio

Job Titles:
  • Founder of Mercurio Design Lab
Massimo was born in the Eternal City of Rome, Italy, surrounded by renowned art and architecture known to all. Raised by an architect father- who founded Mercurio Design Lab together with Massimo- and seeing soul-stirring art, grand fountains, and centuries-old palaces in a daily occurrence for two decades, these experiences shaped his interest in the world of design. Mercurio Design Lab, an Italian avant-garde studio that caters to real estate and lifestyle markets in the Asian region, was born from a vision of exporting the beautiful lines of contemporary Italian design to the world. Under the leadership of Massimo, the studio has achieved a record of more than 50 international award wins in the architecture and design fields.

Olivia Collins

Job Titles:
  • Artist & Designer @ Olivia Collins Art & Design
  • Artist & Designer of Olivia Collins Art & Design
In the vast, intricate landscape of art and design, Olivia Collins stands out as a unique force of nature, effortlessly combining sharp corporate sensibilities with a rare artistic vision. Her portfolio, a mesmerizing display of artistic prowess, graces the halls of international art collections and adorns exclusive, high-profile spaces like the opulent Crown Sydney. Garnering well-deserved accolades, she's frequently mentioned in prestigious publications and her works are featured on retail platforms across the globe. As Olivia transitions into the realm of product design, her artistic sensibilities remain as captivating as ever. Her aesthetic - deeply influenced by the untouched, raw beauty of natural landscapes - continues to bewitch audiences and critics alike. Her work serves as a compelling intersection of atmospheric minimalism and market-focused practicality, a blend as unique as it is impactful. This harmonious fusion sets Olivia Collins apart, making her contributions to art and design not only visually stunning but also commercially successful.

Robert Greg Shand

Job Titles:
  • Founder of Robert Greg Shand Architects

Sarah Tham

Job Titles:
  • Design Director of

Shawn Ang

Job Titles:
  • General Manager of JUNG ASIA, SEAPAC

Simon Zeng

Job Titles:
  • Architect
  • Founder & Principal of Stylus Studio
Simon Zeng is a leading Interior Architect, with over 20 years' experience within the hospitality industry. Simon has received numerous prestigious awards and design honours throughout Asia including A'Design Awards, APDC Grand Award, Driven x Design Awards, Guangzhou Design Week Best of Best, HA+D Award for Design Excellence, Idea-Tops Hotel Design Excellent Award, 40 under 40 interior design award, and many more. With aspirations to redefine new design benchmarks, and to raise the standards in interior architecture, Simon partnered with Vincent Zhang and founded STYLUS STUDIO in Hong Kong in 2013. Previously, he worked at DiLeonardo International Limited as Senior Associate, and Hirsch Bedner & Associates (HK) as Project Designer. Simon is Stylus Studio's design principal. He oversees project directions, and works with ambitious client across luxury hotel, retail, F&B and commercial projects. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sulini Tjoeng

Job Titles:
  • Design Principal

Tan Yue Wei

Job Titles:
  • Founder & Principal Architect

Tung Ching

Job Titles:
  • Founder & Managing Director of SODA / President of SIDS ( Society of Interior Designers Singapore )

Vincent Zhang

Job Titles:
  • Founder & Principal of Stylus Studio
Vincent Zhang obtained his master degree in Interior Architecture in Paris, where he received the recognition of becoming the first Chinese member of CFAI (Conseil Français des Architectes d'Intérieur). With a rich and solid foundation in international design, and an innovative spirit, Vincent has received numerous prestigious awards including the 40 under 40 interior award. Vincent and Simon Zeng together founded STYLUS STUDIO in Hong Kong in 2013. The company has since then developed and created a variety of outstanding interior spaces - all designed to enhance beauty through functionality. Previously, Vincent worked at the Gettys Group (HK) as Senior Project Designer, and Hirsch Bedner & Associates as Interior Designer. Vincent is Stylus Studio's design principal. He oversees the design direction and quality of all the projects. He is fluent in Mandarin, English, Cantonese and French.

Yung Ong

Job Titles:
  • Founder of Proof Living