Asia is becoming a very relevant continent when it comes to many business areas and, of course, interior design is included in the countdown. Today, Asian Interior Design ins bringing you a list of 20 picks for some of the best interior designers that have shown their value in Singapore. This is part 1 of our picks, so sit back, relax and enjoy.
Currently seen as one of the leading design studios operating in the Asia Pacific region, Design Intervention, led by the duo Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage, has definitely managed to gain international attention due to the focus they give to detail, quality and creativity in every interior design project they take on. This company has tackled several types of clients (more specifically retail, leisure, architecture, product and interior design) having been featured in the top 90 architects of Interior Design Review. When it comes to their take on the interior design area, they have a variety of styles, all of them with the Asian touch: they can fuse East and West, create an Eclectic Glamour, Happy Chic, Refined Elegance and even a Maximalist exuberance.
Wimberly Interiors consists of a company with a wide portfolio of over 70 years of experience, and they are widely known worldwide for their take on the hospitality industry. Aside from Singapore, they are also present in cities such as NY, LA, Shangai, London, Dubai, and more, which allowed them to properly develop a certain cultural design sensitivity that makes their interiors unique. The best way to describe their work, aside from counting with a multicultural team is their style that ranges between the categories of luxurious, modern and eclectic, which is definitely an ideal combo for adapting to different cultures.
Founded by Cameron Woo (who happens to have New Guinea with Australian and Chinese parents), this company is a good example of a reference for many leading worldwide property developers, having had the chance of cooperating with prestige brands such as Dulux, Louis Vuitton and Philips Lighting. Among their most famous interior projects, we can name The Summa in Hong Kong, The Haven in Australia or the Swissotel the Stamford in Singapore. Woo himself is often invited as a guest speaker in many interior design conferences in China and abroad, and most of his popularity has to do with his design style in which he has proven time and again to be able to blend different colours, lines and textures effectively, with the purpose of creating a harmony and balance that emanate from his projects.
This company was established by Albano Daminato in 2001, who decided to take the step of creating his own business after being an associate designer for almost a decade within several designs and architectural studios in Australia and Asia. Studio Daminato specializes heavily in taking on projects involving private residential, commercial, retail corporate, theatre, and hospitality projects within countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Switzerland and Great Britain. This design studio is mainly known for being a multi-disciplinary firm with a very rigorous architectural approach to space planning, exploring many possibilities with a myriad of concepts, materials and colour palettes.
Created in 1972, by the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong and Mrs Ong Siew May, this company definitely became a weight reference regarding Asian interior designers. They currently have 12 offices in different countries, through which they provide amazing solutions for Design, Engineering and Project Management to several types of clients. Their “360 solution” that they have in mind while taking on a new project involves a combo of the words “Experience + Make + Live” in order to provide a modern and bespoke experience to their customers.
Maja Design group was created in 1995 by Isabelle Miaja, and since the 90 it definitely evolved into an amazing Singapore interior designer that always strives for the best in any new challenge they take on. With a heavy focus on hotels, this company has managed to work for potential names in this industry such as Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. A project that earned them a lot of attention was their take on the Sofitel Mumbai BKC in India. They have also worked for corporate developments, high-end residential & F&B clients, being very known for adding some unique art piece collections in each project, as well as considering the cultural context of the hotels they take on.
Pure Interior, for those who know this company’s work quite well, is a name often associated with the company’s love for luxury. Creating its first showroom in 2007, and expanding in that area starting 2013, this company has one of the most incredibly varied and culturally rich bespoke products one will ever see in a lifetime. They provide a myriad of several amazing products with several styles: Contemporary Classic, Art Deco, Transitional or Traditional, all of them with several cultures and origins. Pure Interior can definitely be highlighted for the variety of pieces they pick that can fin the needs of any type of client they take on.
W. Atelier is a purveyor of luxury home furnishings and accessories located in Singapore, has managed to establish itself as a curator of bespoke objects, both vintage and modern. They definitely have an eye for detail and design, providing friendly advice and top recommendations for all tastes and interior styles. The furniture they provide comes from several countries and is proper for more than one room in the house. According to their page, a philosophy they adopt in their business practises and in the advice they provide to clients focuses heavily on the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen” which is an expression referring to “continuous improvement”.
Lastly, for now, we have CSYA, created by its current director Chan Sau Yan Sonny. Since 1993 they have been working and striving to achieve design excellence. Along with Yong Philip, Chan Sau has managed to run a successful business that has tackled residences, hotels, and commercial developments within Singapore and internationally. When it comes to their design style, due to the experience of the Directors, there are two main words they have in mind when taking on a new challenge: climate and context, mixed in with a very active collaboration with all of their stakeholders.