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The studio presently consists of a team of creative individuals who share design expertise and inspiration through a wide range of skills such as architecture design, interior design, landscape design, custom furniture and industrial design, styling, creative brand direction, environmental graphic application and architectural integration.

Edward Tan

Founder & Principal

A Malaysian designer who honed his skills in the luxury commercial retail sector throughout Asia and Europe, where he led the Shanghai design team of renowned luxury retail interior design specialist AMS, before heading up their new London studio working on brands such as Delvaux, Cerutti 1881, Kent Curwen, Gieves & Hawkes, and Altea before returning to Shanghai to establish Spacemen in 2014. Edward has accumulated 10 years of knowledge and experience in a broad range of projects including: retail design, mixed-used projects, workplace, institutional, gallery exhibition and hospitality interior design. His strengths lie in articulating the client’s needs and leading his team to fulfill the potential of each project. Since establishing Spacemen in Shanghai in 2014, and since then he and his team have created a portfolio that showcases a passion for concepts, materials and craftsmanship. In 2018, Edward was recognized as ‘Hotshots, Emerging Designers of 2019’ by Interior Design magazine.

Raymond Tang

Senior Project Manager

Shanghainese by origin, graduated from the University of Shanghai in Science and Technology. Having 8 years of working experience with projects in China, Hongkong and Macau, and with over 50 projects under his belt, his technical oriented and construction focused approach is an asset to any project. He believes architecture to be more than design, but a way to change the way we live.

Edward Chan


Graduated as Master of Architecture with Distinction from University of Portsmouth, U.K., Edward has worked in the U.K. for 2 years and 1 year in Malaysia before moving to Shanghai. He gained experience working on landscape design, adaptive reuse, masterplanning, mid-scale and high rise residential projects throughout Asia and Europe.

Ivan Gu

Senior Interior Designer

Based in Shanghai and Ningbo over 10 years working on interior design after graduated from Zhejiang University, he garnered his expertise on detailed construction drawings and technical solutions. The interior projects involved varies from education, hospitality, industrial, commercial and offices.

Simone Crespi

Senior Design Manager

A Design Manager with diverse experience in architecture, project management and interior design. In over ten-year experience, he has built a dynamic portfolio of hospitality, industrial, commercial, education, healthcare, projects while working with international firms such as Gensler & Woods Bagot. With an extensive knowledge of construction techniques and construction management, he continually seeks innovative ways to incorporate materials into architectural spaces.

Simon Liu

Interior Designer

Completed his Degree in Interior Design from Anhui University of Technology, he has lived in Beijing and Shanghai over 3 years. Simon has been involved in hospitality projects such as retreat and boutique hotels across China. He is also a photographer by passion.

Hoi Yee Lim


A free spirited designer by heart and a keen eye for detailing, Hoiyee attained her Masters in Architecture from the University of East London before embarking her journey to Shanghai to join Spacemen. Her past work experience range from shopping malls, restaurant design, instituitional, furniture design, lighting design. Thus Hoiyee’s input is instrumental and a key clog of the Spacemen synergy with design.