International lighting design studio Nulty has opened a new Singapore office in response to a recent influx of work across Southeast Asia. Nulty Singapore is the company’s sixth international studio and its third base in Asia following the launch of Bangkok in 2019 and Pune in 2022. The expansion comes off the back of several active years in the region, which have seen the team develop a growing pipeline of projects, including multiple high-end hotels and F&B outlets, a premier department store in Manila, and a private hospital in Bangkok.
The new studio will be led by Chloe Fung, a creative lighting design professional who as per the firm, has amassed valuable on-the-ground expertise working for lighting design practices in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Chloe will work in close partnership with Founder Paul Nulty, Managing Director Mark Vowles, and Director Simon Berry, an ex-resident who spent over ten years in Singapore leading the lighting design arm at global hospitality firm Hirsch Bedner Associates.
“Forward-thinking architecture and talented designers have always been intrinsic to Singapore, so it’s been in our sights for a while as we look to establish a creative base across Asia,” said Paul Nulty in regards to the new branch. “The launch comes at a crucial time for us as a business, as the scale and complexity of our work in Asia continues to evolve. It will be a huge advantage to have a local office to complement our Bangkok outpost and we are delighted to have Chloe at the helm. She’ll work collaboratively with our 25-strong team of designers across Asia, building on the great results that our team has achieved so far.”
“I’m really excited to embark on this journey and bring the Nulty magic to a growing Asian market,” said Chloe Fung. “We want to create interesting projects where lighting design reaches beyond a pragmatic need by adding an emotional layer to the way that people experience a space. Singapore feels like the perfect location for a lighting consultancy that believes in an open-minded approach to design, because it has a global reputation for progressive architecture and design. We are thrilled to have a local studio to establish ourselves creatively and embrace the full potential of the region.” Founded in London over 12 years ago, Nulty has expanded over recent years to include studios in London, Dubai, Miami, Bangkok, and Pune.