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The TID Story


The year was 1979. At a time when Singapore had few places offering quality interior design. David Tan founded Total Integrated Design Pte Ltd. His philosophy – that the living space should embody aesthetic flair as well as the functional needs of its inhabitants. No other shared his philosophy and love for his work more passionately than his colleagues, Gregory Pong, Lionel Ong and Audrey Ma. Philosophy become religion when they were roped in as partners in 1997 and TID Associates Pte Ltd was born.

New blood birthed a new catchword – globalisation. TID Associates took on the world. The company caught the attention of Asiaweek magazine for venturing into India.

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Today, TID Associates Pte Ltd is international. An international team with an international portfolio of projects. Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and India – TID Associates have established offices there. Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – TID Associates have left their mark on the major cities of these countries.

Clients of TID Associates include hotel groups, multi-national corporations, international financial institutions, healthcare institutions, exclusive clubs, discotheques, food and beverage outlets, boutiques, theme parks and resorts.

They choose TID because the company is committed to giving the clients the best their money can buy. And this includes all aspects of design. From lighting specialists to landscape architects, TID is able to source for the best in the different fields and pull their expertise together with a common vision.

Visionary – that is what makes TID Associates different. That is also what distinguishes these award winning projects – the UOB Building in Xiamen, China, Hotel Sofitel Plaza in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and closer to home, the Genesis at Bukit Timah Road, Singapore.

Visionary – that is what helps TID Associates execute one of their most challenging projects so far – the new Parliament House in Singapore, a truly once-in-a-lifetime honour for any design firm. Which brings us to the heart of the matter. At TID, we believe when all is said, all must be done. And that is no story.