When it comes to dreams, not many are able to be in the right place at the right time to turn them into reality.
For Ken Tan (founder), the desire to set up his own design studio coincided with the opportunity that arose! Coming from a long line of enterprising men: His grandfather who polished rusty nails & sold them to support his family as a young immigrant in the early years of the nation. Which built the foundation for Ken's father who started tailoring garments till he owned a garment factory.
When he was asked to pick up the baton from a family member that had a newly vacated furniture warehouse, he knew it was his chance to carry on the mantle of enterprise & creativity!
Situated along 3 busy roads nestled within a semi industrialised part of town, the warehouse space was as inspiring as it was daunting with its nearly 3000 Sq footprint and double height ceilings. Ken felt a gut response to pursue the idea of taking on the huge space to create something that would involve starting a creative community and within that community, build his design studio. Amongst friends, Ken pitched across the idea of a collaborative design studio and co-working space and found Mark and Steve who partnered with the vision, as they were on similar entrepreneurial journeys.
Collectively, the three came together to name this burgeoning “huddle”, “Open Fields” , inspired by notions of agriculture and co-operation. The logo itself ,an abstraction of the mandarin word for “Field” 田.
More exciting formation is coming. Join us!