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David Tham

Adjunct Lecturer

3D Design

Qualification

Masters in Design
Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Diploma in Product & Industrial Design
Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Biography

David is the founding director of StudioNorm Design Consultants.

Established in 2008 and with its head office in Singapore, StudioNorm has defined itself as a design consultancy focused on the hospitality industry dedicated to create bespoke pieces of furniture, furnishings and interior architecture.

The company has been endorsed by the government and recognised by the industry as being the inaugural recipient of the Young Entrepreneurship Startup Fund award in 2008, receiving the Top SME Achiever Award in 2014, SG 50 Prestige Enterprise Award in 2016, Best Hospitality Design Firm at the Singapore Business Awards 2017. The company was also conferred a Leading Hospitality Designer in Singapore by Lux Asia Magazine in 2018.

David also established the company’s in-house label named ‘normform’ which distributes across the hospitality industry and beyond in diverse landings.

He is also one of Tatler's Top 50 Influential Designers in Singapore and serves on various judging panels with the Singapore Furniture Industries Council since 2012.

Possessing a keen passion to teach and nurture the next generation of design successors, David has been contributing to the educational sector since 2008, serving as adjunct lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Temasek Polytechnic Design School.