Design Forum 2016 at Gem Center on Saturday afternoon

During the more than two hours of the program, four speakers from Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam with extensive experience and reputation in their fields of expertise, briefly and concisely presented their insights and analysis.

Mr. Larry Yuen, President of Kohler Company, Kitchen and Bathroom Equipment industry and Ms. Sen Hoa, editor of Elle Decoration magazine welcomed guests with a sharing about the two brands as well as their interest and commitment.

Opening the presentation was the presentation of Mr. Marco Sepulveda, speaker from Australia.

Representing the Vietnamese architectural community following the presentation was Mr. Nguyen Hoang Manh.

Architect Thien Duong, CEO of Transform Architecture, connected the program with his profound and witty speech about the advantages and disadvantages of today’s architectural design world in the context of globalization –

Rounding out the presentation was product designer Tan Luncheak, currently the Chief Design Officer of Kohler Asia Pacific.

Our speakers have the opportunity to appear on stage together to answer questions and concerns from the audience, sharing different perspectives when approaching this challenge in each country in the world, at the same time.

Information about the 4 speakers:

Marco Sepulveda

Director of Sustainability, Earthcheck Australia.

Coming from Australia, Marco Sepulveda is a lover of travel, sustainable development and smart business models.

Architect Nguyen Hoang Manh

CEO, founder of Mia Design Studio

Nguyen Hoang Manh is the founder, CEO and Chief Architect of MIA Design Studio.


Transform Architecture CEO

Architect Thien Duong is an authorized member of the Royal Academy of British Architects with over 17 years of experience working on large projects in many different places around the world including Canada, Bermuda, Norway, England, Abu Dhabi.

In Vietnam, he is an architect with senior certification, a master planner and has been on the board of directors of the Vietnam Green Building Council since its inception.

Tan Lun Cheak

Design Director, Kohler Asia Pacific

An award-winning designer, Lun Cheak joined Kohler in April 2013 as director of Asia Pacific.

Born in the UK, he spent most of his time in Singapore.


Kohler Design Forum is a series of conference events for architects and designers in the Asia Pacific region to exchange experiences, ideas and creative inspiration.

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