REF CAT 9

Designer in Profile: Derrick Lim, Principal Director of D’Marvel Scale Pte Ltd.

Name: Derrick Lim Company: D’Marvel Scale Pte Ltd Position within company: Principal Director Website: http://www.dmarvelscale.com/ Tell us a little about your background in design I have been in the design industry for 22 years and I have done various hospitality, commercial, institutional projects and of course residential, which is what I have been doing on…

Designer in Profile: Karen Howes, Founder & CEO of Taylor Howes

Name: Karen Howes Company: Taylor Howes Position within company: Founder & CEO Website: www.taylorhowes.co.uk . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) A passionate interior designer. Even as a young girl I used to rearrange my room as well as re-designing it, smiling at the outcome. When I was 18,…

Designer In Profile: Dagmar Holub, Founder / Philosophy Designer of Designers Atelier

Name: Dagmar Holub Company: Designer’s Atelier Position within company: Founder/ Philosophy Designer Website: www.designersatelier.co.uk . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I run a distinctive award-winning philosophy design practice in London for interiors with integrity and meaning. As a designer I use my background in History and Philosophy to…

Designer in Profile: Dusan Antic – ARGO NAVIS

Name: Dusan Antic Company: ARGO NAVIS Position within company: Head of Design and Engineering / Founder / Partner Website: www.argonavis.ae . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? I believe a great example to express this is the current project we are working on, 70 Horizon. Basically a design/style of…

Designer In Profile: Mauro Micheli- Officina Italiana Design

Name: MAURO MICHELI Company: OFFICINA ITALIANA DESIGN SRL Position within company: CHIEF DESIGNER Website: www.italianadesign.it . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Design moves and develops with the time … Designers, as well as artists, often anticipate the future with their visions and their creations. That’s why their work…

Designer in Profile: Brunella Pignatiello – Solido Interior Design

Name: Brunella Pignatiello Company: Solido Interior Design Position within company: Chief Executive Officer What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? In my opinion, environments should be comfortable, cozy, and supported by new technologies. In addition to Luxury, I truly believe that with contemporary design we are looking for a psychological…

Designer In Profile: Massimo Speroni

Name: Massimo Speroni Company: MASSIMO Interiors Position within company: Director/Designer Website: www.massimointeriors.com.au . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) Prior to starting my own Melbourne based Design Studio, I grew up in Milano (Italy) a city that’s internationally known for its art, architectural treasures and as a fashion mecca…

Designer Profile… Robert Blazejak, Chief Concept Designer – Sunreef Yachts

Name: ROBERT BLAZEJAK Company: SUNREEF YACHTS Position within company: CHIEF CONCEPT DESIGNER Website: www.sunreef-yachts.com               . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Life is changing and people’s habits are changing, competition is growing and the market is full of options. We have to…

Designer Profile: Cédric Ardoin, CEO & Naval Architect – Ardoin Yacht Design

Name: ARDOIN Cedric Company: ARDOIN YACHT DESIGN Position within company: CEO & Naval Architect Website: www.ardoinyachtdesign.com                   . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? The trend in superyacht is often to increase the living space onboard. A larger and bigger yacht…

Designer Profile: Dmitry Ovcharov, Chief Architect – NEFA Architects

Name: Dmitry Ovcharov Company: NEFA Architects Position within company: Chief Architect Website: www.nefa-architects.com                       1. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Multiformity; individual-made. 2. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond. Think different. Look…

Designer Profile: Carmo Aranha & Rosário Tello, Co-CEOs – SA&V – SAARANHA&VASCONCELOS

Name: Carmo Aranha & Rosário Tello Company: SA&V – SAARANHA&VASCONCELOS Position within company: Co-CEOs Website: www.saaranhavasconcelos.pt                         . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Increasingly to achieve what has never been created before by producing quite unlikely marriages between…

Designer Profile – Vertti Kivi, Head of Design – dSign Vertti Kivi & Co.

Name: Vertti Kivi Company: dSign Vertti Kivi & Co Position within company: Head of Design Website: www.dsign.fi                         What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Our hunger for new experiences and constant change sets new standards and challenges for…

Designer Profile: Dragana Maznic, Principal – Dragana Maznic Design

Name: Dragana Maznic Company: Dragana Maznic Design Position within company: Principal Website: www.draganamaznic.com                       . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Technology has profoundly altered the way people live, becoming an integral part of Design and Architecture. We are…

Designer Profile: Jay Beever, Vice President – Interior Design – Embraer Executive Jets

Name: Jay Beever Company: Embraer Executive Jets Position within company: Vice President – Interior Design Website: www.embraerexecutivejets.com                   . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? My feelings are mixed. 1) In general terms there seems to be an excessive focus on…

Designer Profile: Frank Tjepkema of Tjep.

Name: Frank Tjepkema Company: Tjep. Position within company: CEO Website: tjep.com               . What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? As design and production tools become more and more intelligent through digitalisation, the reality of things will come closer and closer to whatever we…

Designer Profile: Eddie Sotto of SottoStudios/LA

Name: Eddie Sotto Company: SottoStudios/LA Position within company: President Website: www.sottostudios.com               What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Now that computers can not only aid design, but also execution with 3D printing and CNC milling, we can apply that technology to mass customisation….