Melvin Ong / Founder

Upon graduating with a Diploma in Furniture Design in 2008 at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Melvin left for London to pursue his degree in Product Design and graduated with First-Class Honours from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design in 2010.

During his stay in the UK, Melvin had the opportunity to be under the tutelage of established designers such as Chris Lefteri and Reiko Kaneko. He then went on to work with London design agency Brand42, where he was involved with projects from CNN, Johnnie Walker and Mailonline.

Melvin has also exhibited his personal work as part of a collaborative at Tent London 2010 and the Milan Salone Satellite in 2011. With these experiences that quietly moulded him, he made a decision to relocate back home to Singapore in 2012 to establish his studio, Desinere.

Desinere saw its debut into the world, launching its first collection in Design Tide Tokyo 2012.

More about Melvin and desinere in an interview with haystakt.com.