Nathan Yong graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a diploma in Industrial Design in 1991. In 1999, Nathan started his first retail store called Air Division, selling his own creations made by Asian craftsman. Air Division rapidly grew and claimed commercial success in both Singapore as well as the overseas market.
Nathan subsequently sold Air Division and pursued a Masters degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. For two consecutive years (in 2006 & 2007), Nathan won the prestigious Red Dot Concept Design Award with his conceptual designs of a mass production coffin and a portable room heater.
Subsequently in 2008, Nathan received the prestigious Singapore President’s Design Award; Designer of the Year. In the 2011 International King size supplement, INTERNI for Salone del Mobile, Nathan Yong was selected as the most promising Young Designers on the international scene.