Jackie Lai graduated with an honours degree in Interior Design from University of London, Goldsmiths College UK. He has over a decade of experience in interior architecture in retail, commercial, residential ranging in scale from intimate fit-outs to hotel design. Due to increasingly strategic roles with the customers, he founded JIA Studios as an Interior Design consultancy and strives to make a difference in the industry. In 2014, he found Copper Design for multi-disciplinary collaboration and has won many international design awards since.
Examples of his prominent projects range from Formula One corporate suite designs to design collaboration with Gucci for Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura at the Arts House. He has been invited for talks with renowned brands like Kohler, as a Juror for design awards as well as interview features in the media. Jackie also holds several awards to his name which includes Gold Award for Taiwan Good Design Award, Singapore Good Design Mark, A Design Award from Italy, Golden Lotus International Award from China, Singapore Interior Design Awards and SIDA Luminary Awards.