Thursday, February 18, 2021

Startup Insights to acknowledge challenges | by Ed Mun

Living in the 20th Century, I believe its all about startups coming up with new innovative strategies to offer things to society a broader options of choices when it comes to products and services. Being involved in the startup scene, Ed Mun, founder of Space Utilization Analyst, who has over 30 years of operating design firm has decided to step into the game by assisting the interior design industry by sharing his experience, knowledge and know-how to budding startups. Thus, through his channel Insight Interior with Ed Mun (IIEM), he openly shares his design thinking application, processes and the realities of interior design industry in hope to improve the survival rate of interior design startups into bigger 

Ed Mun, Founder of Space Utilization Analyst

“IIEM is all about bridging the gap between professional industry players with the consumers and budding interior designers. I believe there are many aspects of the real world that are not taught to budding interior designers in universities, that is why many set up and fail quickly,” shares Ed Mun.”

Covid-19 taking the economy and changing the lifestyle of society by storm throughout 2020, Ed Mun found a break through solution in an opportunity to become Smart Selangor Delivery Unit’s (SSDU) office interior design consultant. The requirement for SSDU is to design and create a communal office that focuses on collaboration, open concept, free movement, encourage creativity, and even play! With a working space that creates an ambiance of a combination of work and play, this would focus on breaking the silos amongst agencies and entities within the government. 


With Ed Mun being specialised in this field, accompanied by his years of experience, he has taken this opportunity to apply his trade specialty in assessing the space and pushing his design boundaries by incorporating scientific measurement, psychology of space and zen theory to develop the ideal space that his client needs. With a precedence study of Apple Park and Google Workspace in mind, Ed Mun has incorporated the elements into creating this “wacky office” for SSDU.


The idea behind this concept would be to create an effective, flexible and tech savvy co-working space for people to be more creative as they sit down together to discuss in an open breathable environment. With Ed Mun leading the conceptual project, SSDU’s centre of Excellence (COE) will be transformed into a co-working space that will spearhead their objective to create a smart state by 2025. 


“Youths are the future leaders, they play an important part in building the nation and shaping the country. Given the right skills, I believe in them and the change they can bring. It is only through passing on wisdom and experiences openly, will the young designers learn to practice good business ethics, finances for the long haul in this industry.” – Ed Mun, Founder & Design Director of Space Utilisation Analyst (S.U.A) 

Insight Interior with Ed Mun

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