The creativity of Nathan Yong, a Singapore designer collaborating for the first time with GTV, comes to life in MAJORDOMO, a refined multi-functional piece which showcases Yong’s personal style, a minimal design with Eastern vibes.
Designed for the bedroom, but also suitable in refined contract spaces, Majordomo, as its name which translates as ‘the Butler’ suggests, is entirely at your service. It is a coat hanger which doubles as a handy clothes and footwear stand, but not only that: for maximum comfort, one can even sit on it to put shoes on more easily
(Singapore 1971) gained recognition as a pioneer in the Singapore design scene when he founded the Air Division design company in 1999 with three friends.
Air Division was the first Singapore company to sell its furniture designs to high-end retailers. However, Yong's propensity for innovation began many years earlier, during his childhood.
Growing up in a wooden hut by the sea with few materials available to play forced Nathan Yong to build and invent his own toys using small "treasures" collected from the beach, and, even today, Yong designs his products based on materials readily available such as wood and steel.
Yong graduated from the University of New South Wales, in Master in Design. Today, in addition to pursuing his own furniture and consulting label, Yong also serves as design director for Grafunkt, a Singapore-based company. For his projects he received some awards including: Singapore President's Design Award for Designer of the Year in 2008 and the Red Dot Concept Design Award in both 2006 and 2007. His works are often published in international design magazines including Case da Abitare, Wallpaper *, Monocle and Dwell.