Architect Tam Lu and the journey of conquering the UK furniture market with Alis
With the love for the art of painting, coupled with the established artistic tradition of her family, female architect Tam Lu (Lu Thi Thanh Tam) has devoted herself to realizing her potential to the fullest and reaped impressive achievements on her career path. Tam Lu has shined ever more brightly when she sails the boat of Alis – one of the most famous architectural – interior design companies in Vietnam – to the great sea, starting a new journey full of challenges in the UK.
From landscape paintings to real architectural works
Tam Lu started her journey of bringing Vietnamese architecture to the world quite early. As soon as she was 7 years old, she took part in drawing competitions at school and always won the highest prize. In high school, despite being up to her eyes in study schedule and important exams, she spent weekends going here and there around her hometown village to paint poetic landscapes there. Everyone has a mission in life. As for Tam Lu, she early discovered that her mission is to infuse life into interior architectural works and create inspiring spaces for everyone. Tam Lu determined to pass the entrance exam to Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture in 1998.
After her graduation, she spent more 8 years working and honing her skills at multinational interior architecture corporations. No matter where she worked, she proved she was the best. Yet, a comfortable life with a stable job in a large company wasn’t what she lived for. She always strives for flying high and challenging her limits. With that in mind, she decided to quit her good job and lay the first stone in her own company named Alis.
Alis – where large corporations “place trust in”
With years of experience, boldness, and industry knowledge, it didn’t take Tam Lu much time to turn Alis into a familiar name to the clients and partners in this industry.