Huy H. Nguyen is a Saigon based furniture designer. He focuses on the design and development of furniture, as well as product, lighting and interior design project. Informed by a passion for the material and processes, he is committed to delivering to an appropriate and functional solution with a simple and direct design language.

Huy has a BA in interior design, he gained his furniture design skill when he works at District Eight, with outcomes ranging from a prize-winning expanding table to the best selling item – SALK desk. Recently he has been working for Curator9102 – a new design firm creates a product line truly made in Vietnam that meets the world’s quality, functionality and aesthetics.

In these past four years, he gets some awards about furniture design and four exhibition – three in Vietnam International Furniture Fair (VIFA 2013, 2015, 2018), one in International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS 2016).

Other than designing, he also enjoys interdisciplinary cross field design, hoping it might become an interpersonal bridge to create a better society.

Work Experience

Oct. 2017 – Present
Senior Designer – Curator9102 , HCMC

Nov. 2015 – Sep. 2017
Product Designer – District Eight Design, HCMC

Jan. 2014 – Oct. 2015
Freelance Designer – HCMC

Mar. 2014 – Dec. 2014
Interior Designer – SGIC.Corp, HCMC

Jun. 2013 – Sep. 2013
Interior Design Assistant – Internship – Kien My Gia, Dong Nai

Education

2008 – 2014
Ho Chi Minh City University Of Architecture
Interior Design

2007 – 2008
Dong Nai College Of Decorative Arts
Graphic Design

Vietnamese (Native) – English (Intermediate)

Exhibitions

“Luz Bar Cabinet”, Korea International Furniture & Interior Fair (KOFURN), 2018

“Việt collection”, Craft and Design Challenge: Showcase by British Council Vietnam, 2018

“Việt collection”, Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair (VIFA-EXPO ) 2018

“Uyen ‘s chair”
, Vietnam Young Makers Day (YMD) in 2016

“HUYS001”, International  Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2016

“HUYS001”, Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair (VIFA-EXPO) 2015

“Modular Shelf”, Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair (VIFA-EXPO ) 2012

Archivements

Craft and Design Challenge by British Council Vietnam – 2nd prize

Launchpad 2018 finalist

Best of Dining Room Exhibit, Salk Expanding Table, at International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2017

Nominated for the “AutoDesk Pier 9 – Artists In Residence “by TOM global, 2016

Hoa Mai Furniture Design Competition 2014 – 2015: 2nd prize

“Rediscovery” contest by Akzo Nobel in Vietarc 2012: Consolation prize

“Art Arrangement” contest by Interior Design Faculty in Viet arc 2009: 1st prize

“Pixel Art” contest at Architecture University, 2011”: 2nd prize

Scholarship sponsored by Kohler Vietnam, 2011

“Recollection” by Youth Union University of Architecture, 2009 – 2nd prize

Scholarships at Architecture University, 2009, 2010, 2011

Public

– British Council Vietnam, Jun 2018

– Wallpaper* E-Magazine, Mar 2017

Fox News, 05 Jan 2017

United Nation Viet Nam, 2016

– UNICEF, 2016- TOM Global

SGGP Newspaper, 25 Apr 2016

– Talk: Good Design
Oct 2017: Faculty of Interior Design at SAIGON TECHNOLOGY University
Oct 2017: Faculty of Interior Design at HOA SEN University

– Talk: Discover Southeast Asia Design
Apr 2016: Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts at TON DUC THANG University
Jun 2016: Faculty of Interior Design at VAN LANG University