LAITA is a team of talented architects, engineers, and designers, all specializing in different techniques
and processes, continually inspiring each other and learning from one another.
DINH HOA NGUYEN
Design and Architecture Director
Hoa’s rich architectural experience at prominent firms such as Nguyen Truong Luu architects and A21studio has given him a comprehensive perspective and a fresh approach to product design. His innovative process established the foundation of architectural thinking for the company. When Hoa co-founded LAITA in 2018, he aspired to build a creative environment that focuses on a comprehensive method of thinking and problem-solving. He wanted the final design to have a sense of cohesion and empathy.
Hoa was the lead designer of the THUN Lounge chair which won the Red Dot Award for Design Concept in 2020.
As an office manager, Hoan is responsible for tying together the energy of all members and the firm’s many disciplines. Without a design background, she started LAITA with Hoa and Hang, following her long-time passion for furniture design.
Her knowledge and experience in managing engineering projects at multinational corporations is a great addition to LAITA. At LAITA, she leverages her experience and intuition in coordinating design projects and effectively connecting designers to the general public.
THAI HANG NGUYEN
After a period of time working in the field of architecture and interior design, Hang decided to pursue her for product design, going on to co-found LAITA in 2018.
Hang has a strong interest in crafts and everyday items. She believes that beauty can be revealed in even the most ordinary of everyday objects. Her designs are subtle and unexpected, culminating in a great user experience.
The U-SHELF is one of Hang’s outstanding designs. It won the Red Dot Award for Design Concept in 2020.
MINH TO NGUYEN
Product Development Lead – Architect
Minh To joined LAITA’s R&D department in 2019. Currently, he works as a designer and is the lead of the R&D department. He is in charge of all product design development for LAITA.
After completing his architectural study in 2017, To has a passion and a special connection to wood materials. Human interaction plays a large part in his design practice. Alongside this, he brings extensive technical insight to transform a design into its final product.
PHUONG ANH LE
Senior Designer – Product & Graphics
Phuong Anh graduated with a degree in interior design from Tsinghua University, Beijing.
She was one of LAITA’s main design partners at the early stage of its foundation. In 2020, she officially joined LAITA with 7 years of experience in the field of furniture design.
Her signature designs are often natural and eye-catching, while still ensuring a high level of design expertise. Her design is characterized by strong, decisive lines, bringing a unique finish to the final product.
NGUYEN THAO TRAN
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Thao lived and worked throughout Vietnam.
Thao joined LAITA in 2020. She is fascinated by the versatility of different materials and has a habit of observing everyday things creatively and meticulously.
In architectural and product design, Thao uses her strong acumen and intuition to make her designs efficient yet spontaneous, imbibing a sense of fun and positivity to her work.
CAT NGUYEN NGUYEN
Packaging Designer & Product Development
Cat Nguyen studied architecture and interior design at the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.
Nguyen was one of the original members of LAITA. After almost 3 years of exploring and trying her hand at architectural education for children and community activities, she returned to LAITA in early 2022.
Nguyen brought to the team her broad knowledge, hand-on experience and an analytical mindset. At LAITA, she is currently in charge of packaging design, store development activities and logistics support for the R&D department.
GIANG HOANG VAN PHAM
Van has been working at LAITA since 2019, joining us just after graduating in fashion design. Her strength is the ability to visualize ideas abstractly.
In addition to participating in design projects, she is in charge of developing all of our fabric products. Van’s background in fashion design has given her a unique and innovative perspective for product design.
MINH TUONG BUI
Architecture and Design Partner
Tuong was the very first full-time employee at LAITA. One of his first designs was an innovative series of modular kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, shelves, and other home storage pieces. Using these designs as a starting point, he pioneered a set of design standards and practices that LAITA still adheres to today.
Now Tuong is a key collaborator, working on specific projects with us as our design and architectural partner. He is a meticulous and scientific thinker, aiming for high-quality, sophisticated yet elegant design solutions.
He was the main designer behind the WING desk, winner of the IF Design Award 2021.
KIEU TRINH NGUYEN
Architecture and Design Partner
Trinh completed her bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2015. She worked at the esteemed A21 Studio before joining LAITA in 2019.
Trinh is a key partner and collaborator on our design projects.
Trinh managed the design and development of a home accessory collection for LAITA’s Lam Tam exhibition. She demonstrated her astounding capabilities on this project, specifically bringing an explosion in creative ideas. Her unique, seemingly illogical perspective makes her designs interesting and full of surprises.