We, as the Designer Interviews ("DI") had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to interview award-winning, most creative and innovative Jack Lim ("JL").

Designer Profile of Jack Lim

Jack Lim graduated from Lim Kok Wing University in Bachelor of Interior Architecture, currently work in Interior Plus Group Sdn Bhd as Associate Director in Interior Design Department. Profession in Interior Design to handle client’s requirement with creativity input. Jack Lim believe that design is about communicating feelings through visual sensations and unique experiences. Good design makes a product useful. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it. Good design is aesthetic. The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products that using every day affect the person and their well-being.

Jack Lim Designs

We are pleased to share with you original and innovative design work by Jack Lim.

Aria Residence Private Home

Jack Lim Design - Aria Residence Private Home

Sierra Hijauan Residential House

Jack Lim Design - Sierra Hijauan Residential House

Designer Interview of Jack Lim:

DI: Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?

JL : I’m Jack graduated from Lim Kok Wing University in Bachelor of Interior Architecture, currently work in Interior Plus Group Sdn Bhd as Head of Division in Interior Design Department. Profession in Interior Design to handle client’s requirement with creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes and design is knowing which ones to keep.

DI: Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?

JL : Interior Plus Group Sdn Bhd are platform with 5 subsidiary company to build strong connection of proper interior design company firm. 5 subsidiary company comes with Marketing, Interior Design, Smart home, Home décor, and IT company for big data purpose. Being Interior Plus Group Head of division position, to take in charge of all kind of scope as in charges of sale’s target, design contribution, team management, operation and project management.

DI: What is "design" for you?

JL : Design can mean whatever you want it to mean to you. Design is about communicating feelings through visual sensations and unique experiences. As human beings, we buy our favorite products in part because of how they make us feel. People don't just want products that work, they want to feel happy while using them

DI: What kinds of works do you like designing most?

JL : Approaching client, make their dream house come true. At the same time enjoy the handover moment, when client have a smile on their face.

DI: What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?

JL : Contemporary style of decorating is defined by simplicity, subtle sophistication, deliberate use of texture, and clean lines. Interiors tend to showcase space rather than things. Things that are modern and current with the styles of the moment are contemporary style.

DI: What was the first thing you designed for a company?

JL : A condominium located in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia at 2000 square feet.

DI: What is your favorite material / platform / technology?

JL : Wood, metal and glass is my favorite materials. Favorite platform would be the well known interior design platform - Malaysia Institute Interior Design (MIID) which give interior designers in the Malaysia market more spaces and improvements. Technology that I personally prefer would be smart function fixture that can improve more on the desire and lifestyle of everyone.

DI: When do you feel the most creative?

JL : The guide to the most influential interior designers for some serious redecoration inspiration for your home.

DI: Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?

JL : The most aspects of design we do focus more during design are details and simplified the whole structure and elements.

DI: What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?

JL : Felt great while could achieve something that required by others.

DI: What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?

JL : The best thing while the designs are realized which’s satisfied.

DI: What makes a design successful?

JL : Think twice, keep going beyond the boundaries.

DI: When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?

JL : Overall emotion and ambience.

DI: From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?

JL : Design and create things that practical and functional that fits to every individual.

DI: How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?

JL : The future of design from our perspective are more to personal souls and emotion that could actually input into the spaces of living.

DI: When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?

JL : We do not had exhibition at the moment and yes, we are expecting to have the event soon.

DI: Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?

JL : The source of inspiration is from top’s designer and from other country’s culture of design

DI: How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?

JL : I personally do not have any specific design style. The main characteristic of me is what the space has and to input the overall idea according to my client’s requirement.

DI: Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?

JL : I live in Malaysia and yes, Malaysia comes with 3 main religions and it provide me more space for thinking different religion and behavior to achieve every aspect of design.

DI: How do you work with companies?

JL : We work closely as a team with a lot of positive communications.

DI: What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?

JL : The suggestion is simple, everyone must take off their thought and start from empty to think the main object of requirement together.

DI: Can you talk a little about your design process?

JL : My design process is simple, workout many object of space planning, input the design and concept that required.

DI: What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?

JL : 1. TV console come with feature wall 2. Kitchen cabinets 3. Walk in closet 4. Study table and storage cabinets 5. Bed head feature

DI: Can you describe a day in your life?

JL : Challenging as there’s tones of upcoming work and coordination to work close with

DI: Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?

JL : Who have firmly cemented themselves as authorities in the genre. However, for every well-established designer, there’s also a fresh face building momentum

DI: From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?

JL : The advantages are can make decent money, use of creative and analytical brain parts, and appreciation of your work. The disadvantages are design is subjective, everyone thinks it’s an easy job and competitive job.

DI: What is your "golden rule" in design?

JL : Creating layers, make spaces practical, choose the right object with the right sense and come out of the shades.

DI: What skills are most important for a designer?

JL : A creative eye and attention to detail.

DI: Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?

JL : An empty paper with a pencil.

DI: Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?

JL : As much as it is time consuming, doing something that you are passionate at is it a daily routine of yours.

DI: How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?

JL : 2-3 hours averagely without any distractions.

DI: What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?

JL : "What you will input to the space"

DI: What was your most important job experience?

JL : Site coordination, communication with vendors to produce the outcome as per my expectation.

DI: Who are some of your clients?

JL : Majority house owners.

DI: What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?

JL : Contemporary, Zen and Minimalist, as they do combine while with each other that to achieve different concept and style.

DI: What are your future plans? What is next for you?

JL : To be the best among interior designer in Southeast Asia.

DI: Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?

JL : I do prefer to work and develop alone.

DI: Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?

JL : Not at the moment.

DI: How can people contact you?

JL : Anyone needed to contact me can reach me at jacklim@interiorplus.asia / +6012 391 8215.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?

JL : That's all for now.