Updated: Jan 18
Today, LifeStyle Connected – the interior design studio in Saigon – presents you Chu Vu Thanh Tung, one of our skilled interior designers. LifeStyle Connected takes to heart that you can meet their people and understand their mindset! Find below our meeting with Thanh Tung!
What’s your role at LSC?
Every person in the team is multitask. We all share the job and depending on the interior design project’s stage we focus on one thing or another. However, for now I am the one who spends the most time on site and dealing with suppliers.
How would you describe your job to a child?
Doing interior design is like freestyle Lego. You find out that some pieces go well with others and that it makes sense to put them together.
Why did you want to be an interior designer?
My mother guided me to this career. The more I got exposed to it, the more I liked it. When I was younger, I liked science subjects such as math and physics. Then I got into an art class and had a very inspirational teacher. Luckily, interior design is somewhere between science and art.
What did you study to become an interior designer? What were you like as a student?
I studied interior design in Hanoi Architecture University. College was a good experience for me. I had time and opportunities to discover many different things and express myself with school projects. The only limit was my imagination. I ‘d rather spend more time thinking about something unusual. I even accepted to get some lower grades due to a lack of time to finish the projects. Haha!
What do you like the most about working at LifeStyle Connected?
LifeStyle Connected working environment is excellent. A very great team, and we are surrounded by nature with an unique office decoration, we don t feel to be at office.
How is LifeStyle Connected helping you in your career development so far?
While working at LifeStyle Connected, I got exposed to many steps in the process of creating an interior design. Also, my colleagues have different strengths than me, so I can learn from them and I guess they can also learn from me. Last but not the least, our leader, Marielle, is a very inspirational person with a great work spirit as well as very exquisite taste. While working as an Interior Designer in our Studio in Thao Dien, I learnt to be more disciplined and responsible as a professional.
What has been your favorite project to work on at LifeStyle Connected?
We have had many kinds of projects since I joined the company in Saigon, but Merck’s office is my favorite so far. The problem-solving process was very interesting and I liked to work on how to overcome the difficulties.
Do you have a favourite quote?
It’s a Vietnamese quote. “Vật cực tất phản”. I don't know how to translate it exactly but it means something like when things get to their climax it goes the way around and vice versa.
How do you define success?
I heard it goes with “not giving up”. For now, I believe that.
Do you have a favourite interior design style?
Yes, it’s Eclecticism.
Who is your favourite interior designer? I don’t really have a permanent favorite interior designer, it changes with time. However, for all the time it’s my mom! Haha!
What’s your favourite travel spot?
I don’t travel much, so I’d say the meditation center I visited 2 years ago for 10 day. It was such an experience. Today, I am too lazy to practice meditation everyday but I am still really interested in the philosophical part of it.
What are 3 words to best describe you?
Do you have any advice for candidates who want to work at LifeStyle Connected?
Be positive, have fun and be serious at the same time.
Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
I’m not even sure what I will have for dinner so I have no idea about it. 2 years in the past I didn’t even think about working at an Interior Design Studio in Saigon.
Are there any career lessons you have learned?
Finish the job fully, respect the deadline and be disciplined.
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