Our Team & Workshop

Aaron Arthur Foeste
Principal Designer & Managing Partner

From Madison, Wisconsin USA and lived in New York City prior to moving to Singapore, where he is a Permanent Resident. Aaron worked in New York City on feature films in the set design and set construction departments for TriStar Pictures, Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema and trained in carpentry and design under Construction Coordinator, Martin Bernstein. He worked in real estate investment/construction/renovation in New York City and developed expertise in interior restoration of properties built during the 1800s. Later, he started a real estate investment and construction business in Singapore in 2006, and directed many residential and commercial design and renovation projects here. The success of several custom design projects led to the creation of Arthur Zaaro’s first retail furniture designs in 2010. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, New York and has an MBA from Columbia Business School – New York City.
Dale Herzog
Master Carpenter & Production Manager

From Grosse Pointe, Michigan USA, Dale later lived in Phoenix, Arizona prior to moving to Singapore, where he is a Permanent Resident. He served in the United States Air Force as a Senior Airman for 6 years specializing  in F-16 avionics systems technology. He worked as a Process Engineer for semiconductor IPEC Planar company in Phoenix. Thereafter, ran his own custom carpentry business for several years in Phoenix, specializing in solid wood interior cabinetry, and custom carpentry works for restaurants including: Peiwei Restaurant, Thaiphoon Restaurant, Fleming’s Steakhouse, and Roy’s in Las Vegas, Newport Beach CA,  & Arizona
Tasha Sohani
Sales Assistant

Tasha joined Arthur Zaaro in 2014. She has various experiences in customer service and the F&B industry. She enjoys bowling, playing billiard and singing karaoke during her leisure time.
Mohamad Ali
Factory Manager

Mohamad previously worked in security for the Indonesian embassy in Singapore. Later, he worked at Singapore’s Seletar, Paya Lebar, & Changi Airports in aircraft painting and detailing . With experience in the auto-detailing business, he has developed a speciality for finishing and detailing sports and luxury cars. He has 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and is bilingual in Malay & English.
Dinah Farhanah
Junior Craftswoman & Designer

Dinah Farhanah graduated with a Diploma in Product and Industrial Design from Temasek Polytechnic which brought her to Poland for a furniture design attachment. Later, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design from Lasalle College of the Arts. During her free time, she tries new tricks on her self-made skateboard.
Goh Han Cheong
Junior Craftsman

Goh Han Cheong, driven by an old dream of building beautiful furniture, joined Arthur Zaaro after forty years as a machinist. He was the pioneer batch for the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) Institute.
Iszad Razali
Junior Craftsman

Iszad graduated from the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme in 2014. His interest began during secondary school, where he first got to know about woodworking during Design and Technology class. During his spare time, he plays soccer.
Nurulhuda Izyan
Junior Craftswoman

Nurul graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies from the National University of Singapore and has experience in communications. She is currently part of the Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council. After carpentry hours, she is prone to wax poetic about wood grains.

Our workshop is at the heart of our design process. Situated near Singapore’s east coast, this space is where we build and test prototypes, fill your orders and store the many beautiful tiles used in our distinctive tables. The workshop is open by appointment so if you are in Singapore you are welcome to join us before placing an order, to see how we work and look at the raw materials we use.

Come visit the showroom

We’ve found that visiting the workshop has been especially helpful for people placing custom orders, as they can arrange the tiles to their liking before production begins. This inspired us to create a way for you to have the same experience from anywhere in the world. Our online tool allows you to personalize your own designs, creating a unique piece of furniture that can be custom built for you within two weeks.

Create your own design