Designer Spotlight: Einstein Studio
Slow and steady wins the race – a trait that is evident in Einstein Studio. Despite the time and effort invested, they stay true to delivering quality workmanship and honest, practical advice to their clients. Read on to find out how their sincerity and accountability go a long way to winning the hearts of their customers!
Qanvast: Can you share more about how your company started?
Einstein Studio was officially registered on 1st July 2015. We are a small firm at the moment and right now, we are focusing on building up our brand and team. We would like to nurture our own designers so we will be taking in people from this profession to develop their skills and potential.
Qanvast: How does your company deal with problems encountered during the renovation process?
Our business philosophy is to face every problem, no matter how complicated it is. If we happen to be the cause of the problem, we make sure that every effort is put in to resolve the issue at hand. We will definitely do it at our own expense.
At the end of the day, we want our customers to feel happy with our works. Nothing beats the sense of satisfaction and motivation we derived from their contented smiles.
Qanvast: I understand that your company has an in-house carpentry factory, what made you thought of providing direct carpentry services?
Having our own carpentry workshop gives us more control on the quality of the workmanship and the project delivery time. Homeowners can be assured of the durability of our works, and have a clearer idea on the time frame for the job deliverables.
Qanvast: How do you assure customers on the quality of your carpentry?
Good carpentry go hand in hand with highly skilled carpenters. Our lead carpenter is a veteran who has been in this trade for over 50 years. He is very experienced in the different methods of woodwork, as well as the production and installation phases.
Nowadays, many new carpenters prefer to use a faster and simpler way to manufacture the woodwork. This may mean selecting materials that are cheaper to reduce the cost, which may affect the shelf life. However, at Einstein Studio, we stand by our principle to choose the right type of material and production in order not to compromise the quality of the carpentry.
Qanvast: Did you face any difficulty in setting up your own carpentry workshop? How did you overcome them?
Yes definitely! Setting up our own carpentry workshop is very time consuming. We spent numerous hours searching for a suitable location to house our workshop, and trolling various shops and manuals to find the right equipment!
Well, quality work comes from great efforts, isn’t it?
Qanvast: Do you provide warranty for your works?
All our works are guaranteed for a year. However, if any problem happens after the said period, we will still investigate the cause of the problem. If it is not due to wear and tear or wilful negligence by the homeowner, we will still do our utmost to fix the defect.
Qanvast: What should homeowners prepare before they meet the interior designer?
We would recommend homeowners to prepare the following:
A realistic budget. If other interior designers have given you similar quotes, but another one comes with a much lower quote, then there could be a hidden cost. Always think twice.
If you are submitting the floor plan, scan it instead of taking a snapshot using the phone. We can’t use such floor plan, as it will be out of scale.
Think about a space in your home that you wish to be the focal point. It could be an area that you will utilise the most or hope to impress the guests. There’s a reason to this. If you are on a tight budget, you could focus and allocate more budget in that area.
Qanvast: Can you share some tips to help first-time homeowners get started?
Be very clear of what you really want. We want to help you to create your desired home, but you also need to do your homework first. We want to understand your needs and preferences to tailor a home that is uniquely yours.
There is a wide variety of materials available in the market. Choosing the right ones for your home can be a daunting task. Trust your interior designer’s recommendations, but also think through them carefully. Remember, you are going to live there for a long time, but the renovation will be over in about 8-10 weeks. Always think in the long-term perspective. Mull over whether your choice will affect your daily lifestyle. Do not rush into making a hasty and regrettable decision!