Ministry of Design was created by Colin Seah to Question, Disturb & Redefine the spaces, forms & experiences that surround us and give meaning to our world. An integrated experiential-design practice, MOD’s explorations are created amidst a democratic ‘studio-like’ atmosphere and progress seamlessly between form, site, object and space. We love to question where the inherent potential in contemporary design lies, and then to disturb the ways they are created or perceived – redefining the world around us in relevant and innovative ways, one project at a time!
This, we declare, is real change, not change for the sake of novelty. Fortified with these aspirations, we begin each distinct project anew by seeking to do 2 things – to draw deeply from the context surrounding each project, but also to dream freely so that we might transcend mere reality and convention. Each MOD project endeavours to be delightfully surprising but yet relevant, distinctly local but still globally appealing.
The response to our ethos has been overwhelming and we’ve received critical acclaim with a multitude of international award wins and key media coverage – these include being crowned Designer of the Year by the International Design Awards, USA 2010, Rising Star of Architecture by the Monocle Singapore Survey 2010, Gold Key Award Grand Prize Winner 2008, and President’s Design Award 2006 & 2008 as well as feature appearances in Wallpaper, Frame and Surface. True to our inter-disciplinary profile, we’ve also won the Grand Prize in Saporiti Italia’s design competition, and Luxury Tower was manufactured for display at the prestigious Milan Design Week 2010.
MOD’s integrated experiential design approach has resulted in wide-ranging local and foreign projects such as the New Majestic Hotel, The Club Hotel, Leo Burnett Office, BBH Office, Zig Zag House, SOHO China Sanlitun Condominium, The Mark Business Park, and Vanke Dong Jiang Bay Show Gallery.