Don Lin

Expert in Interior Design.

About Don Lin

Don Lin, Founder of DSOD Interior, born in Singapore, graduated in Nanyang academy of fine arts in Singapore. Albeit a small company, a proud receiver of numerous accolades and awards such as obtaining London Design Award, Melbourne Design Award, Sydney Design Award, USA International Design Award, China successful award & London Asia Pacific Design & Architecture Award and he was also the nominee of Singapore President Award for ‘Designer Of The Year’ Although humble, the duo has in store a promising vision for their company. “We want to create a boutique interior firm that not only the rich can own, but also the low income client. Our goal is to make sure that the first brand name that comes to the consumer who talks about interior designing, is “DSOD”,” concludes Mr. Lin.

  • Winner of 15 A' Design Awards.
  • 15-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 15 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Interior
House Of Light Interior Design

House Of Light Interior Design

Interior Design

House Of Line Array Interior Design

House Of Line Array Interior Design

Interior Design

House Of Light Interior Design

House Of Light Interior Design

Interior Design

Old School Charm  Interior Design

Old School Charm Interior Design

Interior Design

Minty-licious  Interior Design

Minty-licious Interior Design

Interior Design

Vanguard Black Edition  Interior Design

Vanguard Black Edition Interior Design

Interior Design

Nail Spa  Retail Interior Design

Nail Spa Retail Interior Design

Interior Design

Simplicity Apartment Interior Design

Simplicity Apartment Interior Design

Interior Design

Punggol Way House Interior

Punggol Way House Interior

Interior Design

The white space apartment Residential design

The white space apartment Residential design

Interior Design

Chua chu kang house Interior space

Chua chu kang house Interior space

Interior Design

The mystique appartment Residential design

The mystique appartment Residential design

Interior Design

Boutique hotel home Residential House

Boutique hotel home Residential House

Interior Design

Contemporary Mansionette residential  Interior space

Contemporary Mansionette residential Interior space

Interior Design

Home sweet home Interior design

Home sweet home Interior design

Interior Design


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Interview with Don Lin

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?
When I was a kid, I keep thinking that design can change the world and until now I still insist design is essential
What is "design" for you?
Design is an influences/ trend/ discovery. Scientist create miracles; we designer create life.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
A 4-room flat that is totally re-using all furnitures and tiles. The challenge is how to make it unique?
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
Walls. To deco wall is simple but to transform wall into tailored function is something I'm more driven.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
A mother thanks the doctor who saves her son's life. What the doctor feel???
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
If the design enable me to pause for a moment of thinking, this is a good design.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
My inspiration come from the corner edge of a place/ object/ building/ graphic or even human. Every corner tells you different story and gives you different evolution.
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?
A art of linework, intimacy and towards coherence. Every design start from a line, how you reveal the beauty of it; is depending on how you define it. When a line is being drawn across another; do you see "A cross" or "coherence"? My expectation is to reveal the primitive of its charactor.
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?
City of hectic; Singapore. The world is evolving as well as the country and I strongly believe today creation is tomorrow trend. Personally design is a slow process whereas less recognisation in the world. All people think is monetary benefit.
How do you work with companies?
In my mind, I work for myself and not the companies. This is where you improve.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
A good exposure on how designer think differently. Depending how the companies appreciate the designer.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
Firstly digest the pot of requirement. Give a thought, how this project could bring out a sense of character in concept? Sketch out whatever in your mind. Develop this idea. Process it in your art work/ 3D/ mock-up. Package your presentation creavtively. Finally present to you client.
Can you describe a day in your life?
I would start out with a cup of tea to re-boot my mind. Thereafter.........
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
I always believe junior should respect the senior whereas the senior must teach the junior
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
Positively designers are one person to be attitude. Negatively the process is long and tough.
What was your most important job experience?
Every job is a different exposure which certainly create different character in it.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
Sketching & researching because it gives you a sense of exploration
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Hope to share my designs to the world. Take part more competitions

Extended Interview with Don Lin

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
He has come a long way by achieving 6th time award winner of A-Design award in Milan. Albeit a small company, a proud receiver of numerous international awards such as obtaining German design award, Silver in London Design Award, Silver in Melbourne Design Award, Silver in Sydney Design Award, USA International Design Award, winner in China successful award & winner in London Asia Pacific Design & Architecture Award, outstanding winner in Golden Bull Award and he was also the nominee of Singapore President Award for ‘Designer Of The Year’. All of this projects has also been featured in numerous locally and internationally context.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
Straight after my ‘O’ Levels, my parents insisted me to study an engineering course just like my elder brother. However, things didn’t turn out as they had envisioned; instead, I went to study a course in interior design that I always wanted to. It is never about the “safest” job that allows you to succeed, but rather about a dream job you desire the most and want to achieve. Design is not job, design is passion
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
Interior design is my daily cup of tea and i would wish to collaborate futuristic and simplicity together.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
To learn without thinking is blindness, to think without learning is idleness
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
A good designer always talks about how to create their own identity and a great designer listen to client's need and sculpture an unique lifestyle
What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
Implementing. World is changing, technology is evolving, trend is unpredictable and design is the future
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Do not stop to innovate
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
Tada ando. The art of simplicity is something I'm very responsive about it
What is your greatest design, which aspects of that design makes you think it is great?
House of Lights. The non directional ways of creating a house that is levitate, lightness and minimalist
What is your life motto as a designer?
Design shouldn't be repetition nor a composition of other project. Design should be an evolvement of future trend and not contemplating current.

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