Uber Design House Founder and Design Director, Max Tay came from a background in the construction industry. Although art and designing had always been his passion, he started his career as a humble site foreman in construction sites minding armies of foreign workers and tradesmen, he worked his way up to the upper management level all the while studying for and eventually gaining his Degree in Construction Management and Economy from Curtin University of Technology. He has successfully project managed major construction projects for schools, industrial factories, condominiums and army camps.
In 2004, with 10 years of valuable construction experience already under his belt, Max realised that his heart had never left his passion for designing and creating. If anything, the yearning to embark on a career in designing and creating had only grown ever stronger. So it was that late in 2004, he left the construction industry and began working sales for an Interior Designing firm. His keen eye for design coupled with his strong foundation in construction methodology proved invaluable and in no time, it gained him a string of appreciative clients. Having managed mega-projects with hundreds of different trades, it was easy for him to keep renovation schedules under control.
Being a self-taught designer, Max is not restricted by rigid design principals and philosophies. In fact, he credits some of his more unconventional creation to this very fact. It was extremely easy for him to think out of the box because he was never in the box to begin with!
Max started UBERDESIGNHOUSE in 2007 because he wanted to have more control over his creations. Right from the start, the company was a labour of love. Churning out hundreds of unique layouts and designs into the nights eventually paid off and it wasn’t long before the company became synonymous with creative and innovative designs that speak to their users and occupants. It has always been the company’s guiding philosophy that Good Design Adapts to the Needs of the Users.