Malaysian born Azlan Nazam is the founding director of Studio Illumine, a lighting design practice based in Shanghai, China. He is a graduate of both Interior and Exhibition Design in Singapore and the United Kingdom, and was practicing interior design prior to doing his Masters in Architectural Lighting in Germany. His design journey, which has taken him from Asia to Europe and back again, enables him to understand and bridge the working cultural divide between both continents. For almost a decade, his studio has crafted award-winning works for multinational brands, and has collaborated with innovative design-thinkers like Gensler, CallisonRTKL, Linehouse and Robarts Spaces in China. Azlan specializes in interior lighting; designing for retail, healthcare, education, corporate and public space environments. He utalises his past experience in interior design and merges it with meaningful lighting integration.