ARCHITECTURAL & SPATIAL DESIGNER
Having been raised in Singapore within a family of property developers, Madeline has developed an accrued taste for design which runs in her family. Madeline pursued her higher degrees in Chelsea College of Arts and Design in the UK and Domus Academy in Italy. Madeline Lis’s experiences range from architectural firms in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore ranging from master planning to commercial and hospitality design. Her last project entails the conceptual design to the later stage of construction in the building of the national pride of Singapore, ‘The Singapore National Library’. Madeline’s design speciality is in the chemical interlay of utilising a poetic elements of decay and antiquities with a futuristic touch, through the utilisation of spatial elements.
A true ‘Seoul-ite’ at heart, Ji min was born and raised in Seoul before completing her degree in textile design at Chelsea College of Arts in London. She finds most of her textile inspirations from weather changes, water, and reflections. The dichotomy of conjoining old and new textures from urban spaces is one of her favourite past times. She uses an old Korean traditional dyeing techniques and fabric manipulation to create natural colours and colourful yet peaceful products. Ji min enjoys re-creating old fabric techniques with avant-garde digital printing. Particularly, Ji Min has always been mesmerised with the Finnish craftsmanship and is looking forward to the evolution of her traditional South Korean techniques and patterning through inspirations and local materials in Finland.
As a native born in Finland, Markus has spent most of his days in the quieter regions of Finland. Escaping to the peaceful terrains of Lapland to photographs the amalgamations of the Aurora Borealis. Convinced since a young age, in the peaceful amalgamations of the northern light and its interconnectedness to the heart, Markus spends his spare time watching their movements and tracing them with his photographic lenses. Markus believes that there is a silent language within the peaceful Finnish woods, and the dense silent lands to which the Aurora borealis make their appearances. His illustrations are caricatures of Wakimukudō derived from the silent language of the Finnish forests.