Min Tat proves that design can still make you rich

While being impressed with Minale Tattersfield’s ambitious plan for a Minale Tattersfield College of Art & Design in Kuala Lumpur (DW 10 March), we can’t help wondering why the group wants to train lots of designers.

While being impressed with Minale Tattersfield’s ambitious plan for a Minale Tattersfield College of Art & Design in Kuala Lumpur (DW 10 March), we can’t help wondering why the group wants to train lots of designers.

Expansive and expansionist as Min Tat is, surely there won’t be room within the empire for the hundreds of graduates the school will produce. Is the group going to train up designers for its rivals?

Obviously such beneficence is laudable. The whole thing takes on a holy aura of benevolence when you hear Francis Low, the group’s managing director of its Kuala Lumpur office, on the ú6m target for the college project.

“I am so confident that I am happy to pledge half a million of my capital for this venture,” says Low. “The Minale Tattersfield name and its reputation in design will guarantee the success of this venture.” A bit rich, you see?

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