Judges - Youth
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Matthew Lim

Principal & Founder, Matthew Lim Associates - MLA

Matthew Lim is a visionary who believes in telling a great narrative through a design language that is people-centric, immersive and meaningful. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 21 and established his eponymous brand MLA in 2015. In the first five years, the design firm has expanded its portfolio to eight countries across Southeast Asia, specialising in F&B, hospitality and residential projects.

No stranger to the interior design landscape, Matthew Lim has been awarded numerous recognition, both locally and internationally in the last decade. These include an Honorary Mention at the IDA Award International (Los Angeles, USA) in 2014 and Silver in A' Design Award (Milan, Italy) in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Recently, he was awarded Honorable Mention in Outstanding Property Award London 2020, and Winner at the International Interior Design Award 2020 - adding to his list of accolades throughout his career.