Eight Inc. Design Singapore Pte Ltd
Hawksford Singapore interviewed Mr. Tim Kobe – the founder of Eight Inc. – to learn more about his experience with establishing their Singapore office:
Tell us about Eight Inc.
Founded in 1989, Eight Inc. is a multidisciplinary design consultancy specializing in architecture, interiors, exhibitions and product design. It has designed retail locations and products for some of the world’s leading brands – including Apple, Citigroup, Nike, Virgin, Nokia, HP, and Coach. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Honolulu, London, Tokyo and Singapore, Eight Inc. seeks relevant and intelligent design solutions with each client-partner. This collaborative spirit is the key to achieving thoughtful and distinctive environments and products that successfully embody and contribute to our clients’ philosophy and strategic business goals. With international design awards and clients that include Apple, Coach, Nokia and Citibank, Eight Inc. is recognized internationally as an innovator in the landscape of architecture and design.
What got you interested in starting your business in Singapore?
We represent a global client base. To serve these clients, we have been expanding our international presence incrementally. In 2010, we introduced our London, Tokyo and Singapore offices.
How did Hawksford Singapore help you along the way?
Hawksford Singapore has helped us from the very beginning when we expressed an interest in our expansion to Singapore. Hawksford Singapore continues to serve us today. They’ve helped us establish our company entity, guided us with informative details and provide us with our accounting and human resource needs. They’ve walked us through each step to successfully start our office in Singapore.
What has your experience been working with Hawksford Singapore?
All Hawksford Singapore personnel have been extremely helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. All of these are important traits to us in working with a company. We are pleased to be a client of Hawksford Singapore.
What are your plans in the future for your company?
At Eight Inc., we endeavour to create the highest level of inspiring, appropriate and distinctive design for each project we undertake. As a result, we have gained a reputation for innovative projects worldwide. Our design work calls for continually investigating change in the culture and lifestyle of how people learn, interact and engage in the world around them, and the social and architectural conditions that influence these changes. Our goal is to continue to create architecture that is conducive and supportive of human interaction globally.