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Fadzli Jamil

Programme Leader, Object & Jewellery


3D Design


Master in Industrial Design
SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design

Diploma in Interior Design (with Distinction),
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore


Winner of the 2005 Young Asian Designer Merit Award, Fadzli specialises in furniture design and lifestyle design. His work has been featured at major exhibitions, notably the CUBE Exhibition at the Tokyo Designer’s Week in 2009 and 30 Chair Lifestories during SingaPlural Week in 2012.

Fadzli brings to NAFA many years of industrial experience, having worked with LUSH as Furniture Designer/Home Stylist and with Air Division as Assistant Designer. Currently, he leads the course in Object and Furniture Design.

His tagline ‘Reality is Beautiful’ reflects on the design process - the ups and downs of designing and creating a prototype. Fadzli strongly believes that good design comes with perseverance, consistency and sensitivity towards form and proportion with the understanding of interesting materials. He is an advocate of authentic learning through partnerships with industries as a strategy to develop students’ professional acumen.

Key exhibitions of Fadzli’s work:


Final Year Project with local furniture and lifestyle retailer, Commune


FurnitureCRAFT and Product Design, a collaborative workshop and showcase with the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi


Final Year Project with local furniture retailer, Air Division


Showroom installation for Kokuyo at Saturday in Design in collaboration with Space Matrix


Collaboration with Ligne Roset on ‘Design Centric Lifestyle Competition’