KNQ Associates began in 2004 as a boutique interior design studio specialising in the art of reinventing living spaces – a service it calls Home Rejuvenation. Its forte lies in transforming tired looking rooms into stylish and functional ones with creative solutions.
A partnership between Kusnin Tan (BIA Interior Architecture, University Of New South Wales) and Stanley Tham (BSc Building, National University of Singapore), the studio has since branched out into a wide repertoire of design projects ranging from office to retail to hospitality, based on good reviews from past clients. Nevertheless, its core service remains the creation of bespoke interiors for discerning home owners.
Currently, KNQ Associates’ projects spread over Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Its works have appeared in various prominent local and international publications including Modern Home (Hong Kong), Home & Decor (Singapore), Home Concepts (Malaysia) and Casa Lux (Romania). Popular design websites with an international readership, such as Freshome, HomeDSGN and Adelto, have also featured its signature projects extensively.
In 2014, KNQ Associates set up Vievva Designers, a subsidiary which specialises in the interior design of HDB apartments.
Design Philosophy and Process
At KNQ Associates, we believe honesty is important in everything we do. Rather than merely creating a fashionable showpiece, our qualified professional consultants concentrate on the essential aspects of the occupants and realise them through a design language based on elegance and simplicity.
We value every interaction with the client as an opportunity for us to understand his or her tastes and requirements better. This attention to detail creates a completely tailored design which will be both practical and timeless.
Our range of services is comprehensive. From guiding the home owner on the choice of furnishings to the curation of artwork, KNQ Associates oversees all aspects of a project with a keen eye. We also manage a dedicated team of experienced trade specialists during the execution of works on site so that our design vision will always come out perfect everytime.
A self-proclaimed perfectionist who lives by the quote 'Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication'. He dislikes ostentation and clutter all his life. Art, books and music drive his mind constantly. Methodological but never hesitating to break the rules where necessary. He is always looking into the future (though he feels nostalgic all the time).
Born in Indonesia and now a Singaporean, he dreams of designing houses at young age. A strong believer in the effects of good design on one's lifestyle and human behaviors. He never forgets that form should always follow function and that God is in the details. One can easily spot him at the museums or art galleries when he is not participating in any marathons.