Story

Over 2 decades of passion and desire to craft purposeful designs

Over 2 decades of passion and desire to craft purposeful designs

Over 2 decades of passion and desire to craft purposeful designs

At Blu Water Studio, we are passionate about creating compelling and all-encompassing design solutions for our clients. Our reputation as an award-winning boutique design studio has been built on our more than 20 years of industry experience and uncompromising commitment to craft purposeful designs.

Inspiring exquisite designs across the Asia Pacific region

Inspiring exquisite designs across the Asia Pacific region

Inspiring exquisite designs across the Asia Pacific region

Our vast experience which focuses on hospitality and F&B projects has paved the way for us to not only create beautiful interior spaces, but also ensures to originate an ideal environment that are holistic in functionality and pleasing for the senses. Working on the commercial and high-end residential segments in various parts of Asia Pacific, we also cross-leverage our expertise in conceptualising designs that are distinctive yet seamless integrates with the cultures and ethos of its dwellers.

Articulating your story through design elements and concepts

Articulating your story through design elements and concepts

Articulating your story through design elements and concepts

Story telling is our passion; articulated through our design elements and concepts. Our passion is underscored by the inspiring, innovative environments we create for our clients. At the heart of every project, we reflect and build upon the unique stories that capture the spirit and essence of the brand and its persona.

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Purpose

At Blu Water Studio, we work seamlessly as a team in creating purposeful designs

which facilitate memorable and inspiring experiences.

VALUES

  • Passion

    We are dreamers, and we love what we do. We continuously challenge ourselves to push beyond boundaries

  • Evolving

    We are inspired through exploration and discovery to continuously reinvent ourselves

  • Community

    We endeavour to craft designs that inspire which positively enriches the environment and community surrounding us

  • Empowered

    We stay focused and determined in achieving the best, optimal solution

  • Integrity

    We reciprocate the trust and respect of our peers, clients and partners

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Team

The diversity of our team’s experience, skills and expertise form the bedrock of our success.

Today, Blu Water Studio prides itself as a reputable boutique interior design firm with a staff strength of over 20 team members. The unique balance between our passion for interior design and a strong understanding of the mechanics of architecture has been the key to our ability in meeting the needs and aspirations of our clients.

“I design from the heart. There should be nothing less than that”


Siew Hong has been creating innovative design solutions for interior space planning and corporate identity for a wide variety of clients over the last 25 years. Prior to Blu Water Studio, Siew Hong spent 19 years in Axis Identity Group, with his last position being the Design Director for Axis Identity Group and Managing Director of Axis Network Design Consultants Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia’s leading Interior Design company.

Throughout his career, Siew Hong has received numerous awards, both locally as well as internationally. One of his recent accolade was his project, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi), which was recognised for its outstanding design in the F&B and hospitality categories in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA) and Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2012. His other award-winning projects include The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Park Plaza Kuala Lumpur, Accenture Malaysia and Aloft KL Sentral. His design concept for Jin & Ina Japanese & Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong has won him various accolades such as the MIID Reka Awards 2013 (Silver) as well as in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2013. Siew Hong is an active board member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) since 2003. EO is a global business network of business owners from 40 countries.

He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Designers (MIID) which is the national institute representing the interior design profession in Malaysia since 2012. Siew Hong graduated from the State University of New York with an Associate Degree in Applied Science Interior Design.

“Attention to detail is essential”


Mak Sook Har has over 15 years of experience in the interior design industry, creating and executing detailed work plans that ensures projects are efficiently delivered to meet the changing needs of client requirements.

Sook Har’s ability to translate creative designs and solutions into practical, timely and within budget projects underscores her impeccable project management and financial planning skills set. In addition to that, she manages the entire project methodology to ensure project requirements are met, whilst minimising various risk factors which may impact the timely completion of deliverables. With her attention to details in project administration, she has successfully worked on various projects in the hospitality, F&B, commercial and residential sectors.

Some of the renowned projects in the hospitality sector which she was involved in include Aloft KL Sentral, PJ Hilton, Level 6 & 7 KL Hilton, G Tower, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi) and Hotel Equatorial (Kuala Lumpur & Penang). As for residential projects, Sook Har led the team in designing the creative spaces in high-end developments such as 22 and 28 MK (Mont’ Kiara), The Green (TTDI), U-Thant Residence (Ampang), 5 Stone Residences (PJ) and various components in the KL Eco City project, a world-class city-withina-city spanning 25 acres neighbouring KL Sentral and Mid Valley City. Within the F&B segment, she has led various projects such as the Tatsu Japanese Cuisine (InterContinental KL), Kampachi Japanese Restaurant, Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant (PJ Hilton), Atria Shopping Gallery.

Aside from commercial and office projects, she has also worked on various ID projects outside Malaysia such as Jin & Ina Restaurant in Hong Kong as well as Burj Dubai Business Park in United Arab Emirates.

“My passion lies in designing with a story”


Nashzelima Ngadmin has always been passionate about design solutions since she started her career more than 14 years ago as a design trainee in one of the country’s renowned interior design firm, Axis Network Design Consultants Sdn. Bhd. During her stint of over 9 years at Axis, Nashzelima was able to capture all design elements in detail and transform it onto spaces which ultimately created memorable experiences. Nash had also worked as a Senior Designer at GDP Interior, one of Malaysia’s leading design firm.

One of her more outstanding achievement include her involvement in the design for the Avi Spa & Lounge project which had won the coveted Silver Award in the Asia Pacific Interior Designer Awards 2009 in Hong Kong. Over the year, Nash had worked on various award-winning projects such as the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi), 6 western Avenue (Penang), Bayu Residence, Tatsu Japanese Cuisine (InterContinental KL) and Jin & Ina Restaurant (Hong Kong). Other projects which she has actively worked on include Aloft KL Sentral, PJ Hilton, Moulmein Rise (Penang), The Wharf (Puchong) as well as commercial projects such as Menara Dion, Menara Hap Seng 2 and Sunrise Headquarters at Solaris Dutamas.

Nash graduated with a Diploma in Interior Design from Universiti Teknologi MARA.

LAI SIEW HONG

“I design from the heart. There should be nothing less than that”


Siew Hong has been creating innovative design solutions for interior space planning and corporate identity for a wide variety of clients over the last 25 years. Prior to Blu Water Studio, Siew Hong spent 19 years in Axis Identity Group, with his last position being the Design Director for Axis Identity Group and Managing Director of Axis Network Design Consultants Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia’s leading Interior Design company.

Throughout his career, Siew Hong has received numerous awards, both locally as well as internationally. One of his recent accolade was his project, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi), which was recognised for its outstanding design in the F&B and hospitality categories in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA) and Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2012. His other award-winning projects include The Westin Kuala Lumpur, Park Plaza Kuala Lumpur, Accenture Malaysia and Aloft KL Sentral. His design concept for Jin & Ina Japanese & Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong has won him various accolades such as the MIID Reka Awards 2013 (Silver) as well as in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2013. Siew Hong is an active board member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) since 2003. EO is a global business network of business owners from 40 countries.

He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Designers (MIID) which is the national institute representing the interior design profession in Malaysia since 2012. Siew Hong graduated from the State University of New York with an Associate Degree in Applied Science Interior Design.

MAK SOOK HAR

“Attention to detail is essential”


Mak Sook Har has over 15 years of experience in the interior design industry, creating and executing detailed work plans that ensures projects are efficiently delivered to meet the changing needs of client requirements. Soon Har’s ability to translate creative designs and solutions into practical, timely and within budget projects underscores her impeccable project management and financial planning skills set. In addition to that, she manages the entire project methodology to ensure project requirements are met, whilst minimising various risk factors which may impact the timely completion of deliverables.

With her attention to details in project administration, she has successfully worked on various projects in the hospitality, F&B, commercial and residential sectors. Some of the renowned projects in the hospitality sector which she was involved in include Aloft KL Sentral, PJ Hilton, G Tower, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi) and Hotel Equatorial (Kuala Lumpur & Penang). As for residential projects, Sook Har led the team in designing the creative spaces in high-end developments such as 22 and 28 MK (Mont’ Kiara), The Green (TTDI), U-Thant Residence (Ampang), Ameera Residences (PJ) and various components in the KL Eco City project, a world-class city-withina-city spanning 25 acres neighbouring KL Sentral and Mid Valley City. Within the F&B segment, she has led various projects such as the Tatsu Japanese Cuisine (InterContinental KL), Kampachi Japanese Restaurant, Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant (PJ Hilton), Chinoz on the Park (Suria KLCC).

Aside from commercial and office projects, she has also worked on various ID projects outside Malaysia such as Jin & Ina Restaurant in Hong Kong as well as Burj Dubai Business Park in United Arab Emirates.

NASHZELIMA NGADMIN

“My passion lies in designing with a story”


Nashzelima Ngadmin has always been passionate about design solutions since she started her career more than 14 years ago as a design trainee in one of the country’s renowned interior design firm, Axis Network Design Consultants Sdn. Bhd. During her stint of over 9 years at Axis, Nashzelima was able to capture all design elements in detail and transform it onto spaces which ultimately created memorable experiences. Nash had also worked as a Senior Designer at GDP Interior, one of Malaysia’s leading design firm. One of her more outstanding achievement include her involvement in the design for the Avi Spa & Lounge project which had won the coveted Silver Award in the Asia Pacific Interior Designer Awards 2009 in Hong Kong.

Over the year, Nash had worked on various award-winning projects such as the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (Langkawi), 6 western Avenue (Penang), Bayu Residence, Tatsu Japanese Cuisine (InterContinental KL) and Jin & Ina Restaurant (Hong Kong). Other projects which she has actively worked on include Aloft KL Sentral, PJ Hilton, Moulmein Rise (Penang), The Wharf (Puchong) as well as commercial projects such as Menara Dion, Menara Hap Seng 2 and Sunrise Headquarters at Solaris Dutamas.

Nash graduated with a Diploma in Interior Design from Universiti Teknologi MARA.