Excerpt from “In Good Company” by Tay Suan Chiang for Business Times.
Over at Paperwork at the National Design Centre, co-founder Narita Cheah created the space for design studios and creatives.
Ms Cheah, who is also a co-founder and director at design collective Paperspace, says she has always felt that the design world is an unnecessarily competitive industry, and brilliant ideas or valuable knowledge often languish in desk drawers or go to waste because they are not shared amongst the industry.
“Paperwork is a place that brings together various design studios, independent designers and freelancers to bounce ideas off each other, and simply share knowledge and experiences,” says Ms Cheah. “It is a much-needed platform for the creative community here, as it provides them with the resources and support designers need to do their best work.”
Paperwork has branches in Manila and Bangkok, and its Singapore tenants can also tap on these overseas resources, which not all other co-working spaces offer. They also have access to a Materials Library, which offers a vast range of product catalogues, swatches, samples and different reference media from Paperwork’s partner merchants.
As Ms Cheah is a firm believer of collaborations, Paperspace also helps its tenants find work.
Its tenants have collaborated together on projects for Google and Facebook. All project collaborations are led by Paperspace co-founders, who match the right skill sets and personalities together.
“With our many years of experience in design, our strength lies in curating the best teams for specific projects, as well as liaising with clients to ask the right questions and define project goals,” says Ms Cheah.
Full article can be found at The Business Times.