- Media OutReach - 2 September 2021 - Bespoke modular interior builder, Kuhlmann International, has
recently opened an office in Singapore. Launched in 1923, the German brand,
represented by TMB Pte Ltd, specializes in offering a total home solution
encompassing kitchens, wardrobes, storage systems, loose furnishings and architectural interior
installations all over the world in luxury hotels and private residences,
Kuhlmann has built a reputation for timeless and luxurious craftsmanship
authenticated by German technology. One of the first cabinetry manufacturers to
pioneer mechanized production in Germany, the brand has won numerous accolades
for its products which are exported to over 30 countries.
The reputation is rooted in solutions using technology
from German engineering and manufacturing merged with Italian design artistry, and
a tight all-round quality control system during the manufacturing process. From
residential to commercial, some of which are in the top 500 Enterprises ,
Kuhlmann's global projects are recognised for its supreme quality. The Kuhlmann brand has made
its mark on some of the top names in hotels such as the Empire Hotel (New
York), Four Seasons Hotel (Shenzhen), Beijing Four Seasons Hotel and The
success is firmly built on the foundation pillars of quality, efficiency and
design. Years of research
and development have resulted in a strict formulated standard that applies to
all products to ensure quality and durability for long-term use. Materials are
carefully chosen to complement
and withstand design and weather conditions of the customer's location.
Matched with sleek
Italian design, the custom-made modular designed structures and fittings are
fabricated off-site at factories in China and Germany, which are then efficiently assembled at the client's
The Kuhlmann brand
integrates seamlessly with top German hardware brands like Blum, Hafele and
Hansgrohe. Its manufacturing systems are controlled to ensure sustainable raw
materials are used and certified for its strict compliance to hazardous
substance control and emissions.
In Singapore, work
is currently in progress on the Kuhlmann Experience Centre, located at Kallang
Place and the estimated date of opening is October 2021. Kuhlmann International
is helmed by Simon Chiang, Creative Director and Sonia Anya Tay, Project Director.
They both lead a team of designers, engineers, technicians and carpenters to
work with developers, home owners and designers
from conceptualization to execution.
"We are delighted to launch the Kuhlmann brand in Singapore.
German technology is nonpareil the world over and the brand is associated with integrity, timeless quality and uncompromising
durability. The Kuhlmann brand will resonate
well in the homes of discerning Singapore residents," said Benedict
Choa, CEO of TMB/Kuhlmann International representative.
DIRECTOR, KUHLMANN INTERNATIONAL
himself as an architecturally trained spatial designer, award-winning designer Simon
Chiang has chalked up numerous accolades and achievements since he entered the
world of architectural and interior design.
valedictorian, who received his Masters of Architecture from the National
University of Singapore (NUS)School of Design & Environment in 2013, had
made it consistently to the Dean's List every year since enrollment. In 2013,
he also received the AEDAS Medal & Prize in Architectural Design Thesis,
Board of Architects Prize and Medal, Singapore Institute of Architects
Medal(M.Arch), and the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for Best Performing Graduate. As
part of his undergraduate degree in Architecture with 1st Class
Honors in 2013, he spent one year at the Eidgenossische Technische Hockschule
Zurich where he studied under renowned British Architect, Tony Fretton.
completing his studies, Simon Chiang was employed as an architectural designer
by SCDA Architects. After SCDA, he joined Surbana Jurong as an Architectural
Associate from 2015 -2017. He was seconded to Safdie Architects in Boston, USA
to work on a design competition for
Changi Airport Terminal 5 with the renowned Moshe Safidie for three months before
returning to Singapore where he joined OCD Design as a Director in late 2017.
firmly grounded in architecture, Chiang has always had a passion for interior
design and landscape architecture. His
love for combining the various design disciplines is evident in the works of
Archetype Studio, where he was a previous partner and co-founder, to deliver
holistic concepts and projects for residential, hospitality and commercial
projects. His works are featured in top design media titles.
sheer precision of Kuhlmann's German engineering and manufacturing coupled with
its elegant Italian design finesse aligns with my creative thinking process. I
am excited to conceptualize designs and show off the mastery of the brand to
clients in Singapore."
Director, Simon Chiang works with clients in planning and designing their home
interiors by offering solutions based on an extensive Kuhlmann portfolio of
designs to suit individual lifestyle