Paul Lim is the Director and Lead Designer at Mata Design Studio, an interior and built environment design group who provide award winning solutions for residential, commercial, hospitality and retail projects.
What initially started as an industrial design degree from Curtin University, later led to a bachelor degree in interior design. Since then, Paul has won numerous awards for his work, including Design Institute of Australia 2016 'Best in State' Award for his hospitality project, Chilli Panda. Coming up to 25 years as a design practice, Mata Design Studio is an encapsulation of Paul's design philosophy and ideas which flows through to his experienced team, their clients and their projects.
Paul has worked with an impressive list of local, national and international clients, completing commercial and residential work in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Singapore. Paul draws inspiration from the likes of Hecker Guthrie, Kerry Hill and Pierre Koenig for interior and architecture design.
Lighting design for hospitality projects is a demanding and convoluted task. Each space needs to appear visually interesting and intriguing while possessing a seamless integration of elements and materials that need to create an attractive whole.