“We’re in the business of delivering a feeling, an immersive sensory experience, we have always understood the importance”
Founder and Design Director, James Lim has overseen the realisation of some of the most iconic hospitality, residential and commercial spaces. In the course of two decades since the inception of IDSP Designworks, he has collaborated with clients such as Shangri-la hotels and resorts, Goh Cheng Liang, Coca Cola Co. both in reinventing interiors and establishing important new architecture landmarks projects.
He has been an integral part of the conceptualization and execution of award winning building and interior projects. Working on projects across Asia, in a myriad of sectors that spans residential projects (private luxury homes and commercial residences), boutique hotels, commercial space, furniture design, luxury food and retail design.
His passion and love for design, art and conviviality makes him the promoter of a living concept in which beauty is not identified with luxury or ostentation but is rather a sensual and emotional experience of sophisticated comfort.
“Decisions are never made in favour of convenience. Every element of a project is passed through a stringent quality filter. A beauty which requires no thorough explanation.”
Based in Singapore, Lynn brings a wealth of experience to Idsp designworks with a focus on operational efficiency and the streamlining of processes, and balancing this with the nurturing of the firm’s creative framework overseeing a number of its landmark projects.
Prior to joining IDSP Designworks, Lynn served in TCS Singapore as a Market Research Analyst before joining Silkair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines as Regional Contract Manager, hotel and resorts. Lynn was named a partner in 2005. Since joining the firm, Lynn played a key role in establishing and strengthening the foundations of the company, helping to develop the three core strands of the business: residential, commercial spaces, and hotels & resorts. She holds a degree in Science, majoring in Mathematics from the Monash University at Melbourne, Australia.
TAN CHIAM TECK
“The attention to details and level of detailing which is agonised over in our projects, it’s important to keep pushing the boundaries and make each project so magical, and so different from one another.”
Tan Chiam Teck
Tan Chiam Teck brings over almost half a century of woodworking and building expertise to IDSP Designworks, as Head of production facilities and projects. Known among colleagues and friends as Ah Teck, he started his career in 1973 at an early age of 16, as a woodworking apprentice under expert tutelage of renowned Shanghai master carpenter Lee Chung Fa. His dedication to the craft of fine woodwork is unwavering for the past 46 years.
Chiam Teck work ranges from the practical ‒ a small-scale; intricate altar for private clients to large scaled projects, which encompasses outfitting luxury homes, hotel and commercial spaces. Under Ah Teck’s hands, wood is paired with stainless steel or copper piping to create pieces that would not look out of place in an art gallery. “I love the old ways,” he says, “but I don’t rely on them. It’s important to keep pushing the boundaries.” His workbench is like a giant puzzle of traditional mortise joints ‒ “no glue or screws” ‒ that’s been fitted with ultra-modern Perspex drawers on imported Italian motion closed track and runners.
TEY PEE LIAN
"It starts with a confident client, and it requires an idea. The idea may be lateral and oblique to start with, but it soon evolves as a palette of materials, colours and moods emerges, and the familiar becomes exotic. Seeing our end product and the twinkle in the client’s eyes was extremely satisfying."
TEY PEE LIAN
Collaboration is our hallmark of our success, proactive dialogue forged through shared experiences and communications, determine the successful completion of our projects we undertake. Pee Lian strong listening and analytical problem solving skills, working closely with customer and our various production team members. As we believe no two projects are alike, Pee Lian ensures complete understanding of the process between our clients and communicates their needs to our team member. Pee Lian plays a fundamental role in achieving a total customer satisfaction experience.