On January 9, 2024, our Laminate showroom, The Library, was thrilled to host its first student workshop of the year, welcoming an enthusiastic group of first-year Interior Design students from Singapore Polytechnic. This event marked a significant milestone for us at the beginning of 2024, as we opened our doors to the bright, upcoming talents in the interior design industry. Our showroom became a vibrant hub of learning and inspiration, setting the stage for a year of innovation and creativity.
The workshop kicked off with an engaging session led by Jake Tan, our Director of Admira. He shared his deep knowledge on a range of topics essential to interior design: high-pressure laminate, Fibreglass panels, and the specialized Customised Design laminate for panels - Artistic Panel On Demand (APOD). This insightful introduction provided the students with a solid foundation in material knowledge.
We were also honoured to have Kat Tan, founder of D Editors Pte Ltd and Honorary Secretary of the Society of Interior Designers - Singapore, as our guest speaker. With her impressive 24-year career in the industry since graduating from NAFA in 1996, Kat Tan brought a wealth of experience to the workshop. She is celebrated for her intricate detailing in both technical and soft furnishing, with a portfolio that includes luxury homes, show flats, and significant projects like the Jinlin Tiandi Development in Shanghai. Her participation as a guest speaker added immense value to the workshop, offering the students invaluable insights and real-world perspectives on interior design.