Founded in 2015 and led by Formwerkz partner, Gwen Tan, Studio iF is an interior design practice working the fields of residential, commercial and hospitality design.
Much alike poetry, the essence of Studio iF is found in its métier to transform seemingly ordinary narratives into objects of meaningful beauty. Each project – regardless of scale and size– is embraced with open-mindedness, and imbued with the vision and desire to conceive intrigue through the crafting of solutions for everyday problems. No project is too big or too small for the studio.
Building upon its strengths accrued by a diverse and multinational team of professionals with expertise in a wide spectrum of design fields, the studio always at the forefront of Design revolutions. Gifted with the position of seeing things from a multitude of perspectives, the studio is well equipped to play a vital role in tackling a new breed of design challenges.
At the heart of the studio lays a firm belief that design discourse has to be holistically approached in its totality – manifested in a astute attentiveness to the to various design needs that may arises from it conception, with the conviction that no idea is too small.
Gwen believes that architecture thrives on imagination, touches with sensitivity and reaches out with bold and simple ideas. ‘No detail or idea is too small.’ Gwen’s works seek to deal with the impermanence of space and are often narrative driven. Her design pursuits, not confined by project type, have manifested in a wide range of scale both locally as well as internationally.
As recognition for her architectural pursuits, Gwen is one of the few privileged to be selected for feature in “20 under 45: The Next Generation” by AUDE in 2010. She has also presented at the Jakarta Architecture Triennial 2012 Public Lecture Series and is an active external examiner for NAFA.