profile

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 tan principal

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.

clients
  • a thousand tales
  • aramsa spas
  • arcc
  • aurum land
  • ascendas
  • cogent holdings
  • edl
  • frasers centrepoint
  • fidgets
  • four seasons gourmet market
  • fullerton healthcare group
  • htc corporation
  • jala group
  • jtc corporation
  • mediterranean shipping company
  • mercator offshore holdings
  • orion global
  • ota fine arts
  • olivia cassivelaun fancourt
  • popular holdings
  • restaurant andre
  • seedland
  • sigitech
  • spa esprit group
  • tung lok group
awards
society of interior designers award (sida) 2017
awarded by society of interior designers singapore, luminary award, commercial project category
design for asia (dfa) award 2017
by hong kong design centre merit award, interior design category
the 15th sia architectural design award 2015
awarded by sia design award, institutional category. honorable mention, residential category
the 14th sia architectural design award 2014
awarded by sia best building under 2 million. design award, residential project category
the 13th sia architectural design award 2013
awarded by sia building of the year award design award, residential project category
the 12th sia architectural design award 2012,
awarded by sia. honorable mention, residential project category
design for asia (dfa) award 2012
by hong kong design centre merit award, architecture category
the 11th sia architectural design award 2011
awarded by sia design award, residential project category
hsie design award 2010
finalist.
dubai cityscape design award 2010
shortlisted in the residential project category.
the 10th sia architectural design award 2010
awarded by sia honorable mention, commercial interior project category
international design awards (ida) 2008
for the office category
design for asia (dfa) award 2008
by hong kong design centre silver award, architecture category
the 9th sia architectural design award 2008
awarded by sia design award, residential project category
commercial leisure project category dubai cityscape design award 2007
honorable mention
finalist in the tourism, leisure and transport category.
mcys scape youth park design competition
honorable mention
the 8th sia architectural design award 2006
awarded by sia honorable mention, residential project/ individual houses category honorable mention, overseas project category honorable mention, interior project/ residential category
singapore pavilion for world expo 2005 in japan
1st runner up